Travel Guide - Yubatake


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


  • No closing days

Price / RatePrice / Rate

  • 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



Special Deals  @SpecialDealsA - 2014-11-26
Kusatsu,53 stations of theTokaido:Japanese original woodblock print Hiroshige http://t.co/HxsAKg555Q http://t.co/Og7eiErQL4
Genuine Journeys  @SueHenly - 2014-11-26
Kusatsu: a classic Japanese hot springs town http://t.co/Y4ySUO4JoF #hotsprings #japan #kusatsu #onsen #spa2 #travel
SciFiActorApps  @SciFiActorApps - 2014-11-26
Added appearances for @TraceeCocco & Clyde Kusatsu @judgeito1948 at @CreationEnt #StarTrek Las Vegas! Visit http://t.co/KXCT4AEAn3 #STLV
yosuke  @maimaidenden - 2014-11-25
OFFICAL | Thespa Kusatsu Gumma announced a former Japanese U-23 striker Hiroki Hattori assigned to be their next coach. #jleague
yosuke  @maimaidenden - 2014-11-25
Thespa Kusatsu Gumma announced their GK Fumiya Iwamaru has retired his football career. #jleague
yosuke  @maimaidenden - 2014-11-25
OFFICAL | Thespa Kusatsu Gumma announced their 4 players (Naito, Kato, Nagata, and Hwang) has left the club. #jleague
cheesie チージー  @cheesie - 2014-11-25
Blog post on Kusatsu Onsen, if you haven't read! http://t.co/T8NHJU8KNx ♨️ #hotspring #kusatsu #onsen #草津… http://t.co/LkNIbwyZv2
Pati  @PatiRubiArt - 2014-11-25
House in a car park by Alts Design Office hides a covered passage behind its walls http://t.co/JG1GCCepFU via @dezeen
Stuart Smith  @sushi_football - 2014-11-25
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma have announced that Gunma native and experienced J.Leaguer Hiroki Hattori will be their coach in 2015
masahiro  @masahiro_h - 2014-11-24
@evenspring first of all, how about onsen like Hakone or Kusatsu. Nooo, but I wish I could :P
Wallace  @kusatsu_jp - 2014-11-23
@floralkxxliving @AGT_Auditions My daughter Celine Jaqulynn and myself wish you good luck.
As Deportes  @As_Deportes - 2014-11-23
Soccer Livescore @ScoresPro: (JPN-J2) Kusatsu vs Ehime FC: 3-2: Match Finished
Footballresults  @Footballresult3 - 2014-11-23
Sunday, 23112014 06:00CET #Kusatsu 3-2 #Ehime #footballresults http://t.co/5AXJKBDjjA
花子  @HANA900 - 2014-11-23
With friend at Kusatsu #shihtzugram #shihtzumania #shihtzu #shihtzusofinstagramuse #pet #dog… http://t.co/EaAkrd56UI
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-23
my breakfast was delicious!! thanks #Kusatsu #Japan http://t.co/WxZkp5WTBx
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
@jlist still in Kusatsu. woke up the wife. lol. all the keitais were sending the alert.
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
when u visit an #onsen. u should always try a "private bath" (if ur hotel has one) they are nice!! #Kusatsu #Japan http://t.co/ODvvb8e66N
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
dinner at an #onsen in #Kusatsu, #Japan. so delicious!!! (3pics) http://t.co/4AkocmMYyY
Peter Payne  @jlist - 2014-11-22
@TomzTempTwit Ah I love Kusatsu. I only get up there every few years.
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
@jlist WOW thats EXACTLY what i was doing here in #Kusatsu. lol. sumo is awesome.
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
Hanging out in #Kusatsu #Japan. It smells like #ONSEN!! aka "hot springs" (aka #rotteneggs)
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
@jlist i think u will like our special 'service' we will receive on our way to #Kusatsu. #funnyenglish.#Japan http://t.co/hrSB0XRKvw
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
we are on our way to #Kusatsu.our train is NOT a shinkansen but it IS "special".thanks for the 'service' #Japan! http://t.co/TLN25oQVGs
Tomz Travels  @TomzTempTwit - 2014-11-22
#train race!! on our way to #Kusatsu #Japan https://t.co/dRUZaizZeq
Jomo karuta Eng ver  @jomo_karuta_en - 2014-11-21
[Ku] The hot springs of Kusatsu, curative for your ills.
Girlovemckee  @LovegirlMckee - 2014-11-21
S T Next Generation Complete Series 1 Clyde Kusatsu as Adm Nakamura Auto Card via eBay http://t.co/g3jChpv3mT
mclovemckee  @mclovekee1 - 2014-11-21
S T Next Generation Complete Series 1 Clyde Kusatsu as Adm Nakamura Auto Card via eBay http://t.co/qxGVxw13RE
vacaville  @bonniemck3 - 2014-11-21
S T Next Generation Complete Series 1 Clyde Kusatsu as Adm Nakamura Auto Card via eBay http://t.co/i3DHHITxDy
Bonnie McLove  @McloveBonnie - 2014-11-21
S T Next Generation Complete Series 1 Clyde Kusatsu as Adm Nakamura Auto Card via eBay http://t.co/sdzQmDiehc
Kirti  @Kits - 2014-11-19
@_thealternative A3 Kusatsu in Japan. 7 days. Snow. Awesome food. Cooking our own okonomiyaki for New Year's. #WinterGetaway #Untravel