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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Airport/Sta.Naganohara-kusatsuguchi sta. (about 9.7km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 months ago
very nice place -- Nature for sure.
Food is excellent, Red Wine was not my taste but the Beer was good. Staff very friendly. Great service. Neighborhood very nice, be aware of Bears !
4.0a month ago
Really lovely place with a nice atmosphere, lots of amenities and souvenir shops. Definitely worth a visit to try the onsens here. It gets cold in winter here so bring a warm coat! Also I suggest bringing easy to take off shoes and a small towel as there are loads of foot baths here.
5.010 months ago
This place is surrounded with history and a great place to learn about hot springs. The is a nice natural park with several temples close by. I recommend going during the winter as the water is quite hot.
5.0a month ago
Awesome place to go relax. With the pandemic easing up, it's quite crowded during the weekend. We went there on a Friday and it was really chill. There's an open foot bath. Nice colors reflected by the steam at night as well.
5.0a year ago
It’s an amazing sight to see this much hot spring water issuing out of the ground. It’s very nice to walk around, as there are a number of places to dine or people-watch. Do maintain social distancing, though. There’s still a certain virus—which shall not be named— floating about.