Yubatake (Kusatsu Onsen)4.7
The Yubatake ('hot water field') is one of the main source of hot spring waters in Kusatsu Onsen. The waters run through many wooden conduits, at 4000 liters per minute, lowering the water temperature before sending them to ryokan inns and public bathhouses. The view of waters coming out of the conduits like waterfalls is spectacular. The mineral sediment, collected every two months from the Yubatake, is sold as Yu-no-hana ('flowers of hot water'), the bathing power Kusatsu is well known for.
People gather and amble in twos and threes in benches, walkways and plazas around the Yubatake. At one corner there is a roofed pool, which Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder of the first warrior government in Kamakura, is said to have dipped in on his way to hunting.
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5.03 months ago
A great place to walk around and take pictures! There are shops and restaurants to eat and look around. Best to stay a night at a ryokan for the onsen experience!
5.09 months ago
If you come kusatsu japan.You must visit the yubata,its amazing emerald green hotspring moving like liver. Foot bath is free.Conbeniemce store 7 available 24hours.
5.0a month ago
It's a good spot to be taken photos
5.011 months ago
It's just an unique place with rich history. It spits out an overpowering surfer odor which fills the surrounding area. This square located in the center of the town is surrounded by gift shops, restaurants, inns, and day spas.
5.0a year ago
Must-see and a great place to walk around during the evening.
Main attraction of Kusatsu - enjoy the sights and sulfuric smells. Especially enjoyed the scenery at night (lit up every night).