Yubatake

Travel Guide - Yubatake

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It is a historical fact that the first Tokugawa Shogun Ieyasu, the eighth Shogun Yoshimune, and the tenth Shogun Ieharu, had hot spring water brought from Kusatsu Onsen to Edo Castle in today's Tokyo in barrels for bathing. Throughout history, Kusatsu Onsen has been visited by numerous feudal lords, military commanders, and literary figures.
Located in the center of Kusatsu Onsen resort, the hot spring source called Yubatake gushes over 4,000 liters of hot spring water every minute. The Yubatake, which literally means "field of hot water", is a symbol of Kusatsu Onsen and the site is beautifully lit up after dark. Here, you can smell the intense odor of sulfur and watch billowing clouds of steam coming off from one of the largest natural springs in Japan. The hot spring water, which is an extremely hot 55 degrees Celsius when it comes out of the ground, passes through a series of wooden channels and is then sent to individual Ryokan inns in the town, cooling it along the way. The sinter accumulated here is a popular souvenir called "Yu-no-Hana (Hot Water Flowers)".

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 25 minutes from JR Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi by the bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen. Get off at Kusatsu Bus Termilal, then walk 5 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi Agatsuma-gun, Gumma, 377-1711

TweetsTweets

Japanese culture  @JPN_cultureblog - 2015-01-31
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Tony Grant  @TonyinTokyo - 2015-01-29
Nice and easy does it... (Kusatsu, Dec 2014) #japan #climbjapan #climbing #snow #snowshoeing #山 #百名山 http://t.co/8PvtY92WIu
stunning reviews  @nunocolombino - 2015-01-28
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Shelan Creatives  @ShelanCreatives - 2015-01-28
Finally on our way to snowy mountains #Kusatsu #Japan 🗻
Japanese culture  @JPN_cultureblog - 2015-01-25
【Movie】You must want to go to “Kusatsu” if you would see this movie.
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