GUNMA Tourist Guide of Gunma Prefecture

Kusatsu Onsen

This onsen resort is famous as one of the three major onsen in Japan. The unique bathing method of jikanyu (timed bathing) and yumomi (water beating) are customs that have been passed down since the Edo period. In addition to the high spring quality, the atmosphere of the resort is attractive with the Yubatake (literally means hot water fields, a wooden facility for thermal moderation of the water) located at the center. Also, this onsen resort boasts the greatest amount of hot spring water discharged in Japan. Among the top 100 Onsen selected by travel pros, Kusatsu Onsen has ranked No. 1 in Japan for 16 years in a row! In both name and reality, this onsen resort is representative of Japan.

Basic Information
  • Location: Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma
  • Tel:+81-279-88-0800 (Kusatsu Onsen Tourism Association)
  • ▼Spring Quality: Acid spring, sulfur spring
    ▼Efficacy: General indications, cuts, chronic skin diseases, chronic women's diseases, arteriosclerosis
  • ▼Access
  • ・ Take the JR Bus Kanto from platforms 1-3 in front of the Naganoharakusatsuguchi Station on JR Agatsuma Line headed for the Kusatsu-onsen-bus-terminal for about 25 minutes. Get off at the Kusatsu-onsen-bus-terminal and walk for about 5-20 minutes.
    ・ About 1 hour 20 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Website (Kusatsu Onsen Tourism Association): (English)
Visitor experiences* The information below is quoted from that of TripAdvisor.
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