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Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉)

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A hot spring area counted as one of Japan’s three most famous. With over 100 source springs, the area generates some 32 thousand liters of natural hot spring water every minute, the greatest production volume in Japan. Since ancient times, the area has flourished as a therapeutic spa, and unique, long-standing traditions remain deeply rooted here, such as the custom of “yumomi,” the cooling of extremely hot spring waters by agitating them with thick wooden planks; and “jikan-yu” timed bathing, a practice distinct to Kusatsu which emerged in the late Edo period. The area’s primarily acidic springs are known for their powerful antibacterial properties, and it is even said they will “treat any disease other than love sickness.” The area is dotted with art museums and is also known as an art town.


Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Kusatsu (Kusatsu / Shima / TsumagoiArea)

phone 0279887188

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Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Kusatsu [map]
Kusatsu / Shima / TsumagoiArea

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Gunma Areas


          Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.