Kusatsu Onsen

Kawarayu Onsen

Kusatsu, Manza, Kita-Karuizawa Area

Said to have been discovered by Minamoto no Yoritomo while he was hunting in 1193, this hot spring area has a history of over eight hundred years.
The unique Yukake Festival where young people from the area vigorously splash the hot water at each other is held at this hot spring each year before dawn on January 20.
It moved to its current location in 2014 due to the construction of Yamba Dam.

Basic Information

  • 491-6 Kawarayu, Naganohara-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma
  • Mapcode: 295 459 538*52
  • ・ About 15 minutes on foot from the Kawarayu-Onsen Station on the JR Agatsuma Line
    ・ About 1 hour 5 minutes by car from the Kan-Etsu Expressway Shibukawa-Ikaho IC
  • ▼Spring quality: Sulfur containing-calcium, sodium-chloride sulfate spring
    ▼Benefits: General healing, gastrointestinal disorders, and women's disorders
    ▼Oyu (day trip onsen):
    ・ Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    ・ Admission (2 hours):
    - Adult: 500 yen
    - Child: 300 yen
    ・ Closed: January 1 and 20
  • Yukake Festival
  • Final day of update: April 3, 2020

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