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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 / 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


JP Rail.com @jprailcom - 2015-08-20
This hot spring pond is called 'Yubatake'. It is a source of Kusatsu Onsen.Yubatake means hot spring field. http://t.co/8Y9Dsykwae
Kyosuke@μ's5th最高 @MadoHomuMagica - 2015-05-12
Yubatake; hot water field http://t.co/QnAm2xzXW5
Peephole 2 the World @PeepholeWorld - 2015-05-04
#yubatake#hotspring#area#in#kusatsu#gunma#holiday#one#night#travel by cayo_mae http://t.co/f0bCi3LHKz
湯畑の宿 佳乃や @yoshinoya932 - 2015-04-19
(the Hundred Notable Visitors to Kusatsu Onsen)
the name on the stone fencing surrounding YUBATAKE are well worth... http://t.co/R25H7S1uIB
Japan Info @Japan_Info_ - 2015-04-09
Kusatsu has Yubatake, the big hot spring and the main attraction of the town in the center! http://t.co/Ra2BTW0aq5 http://t.co/1Zy12BADof
stevie ortiz ♡ スチヴィ @here_igo - 2015-03-26
#Yubatake lookin' fancy fresh 😎 http://t.co/aEvbx2bQSl
Noriyuki SHIKATA @norishikata - 2015-02-22
'Yubatake', hot water field,of Kusatsu Onsen. http://t.co/dEb4LvSH7z
まる @hana_m_aru - 2015-02-09
@danceloveroro in the YUBATAKE
SAKURA @Sakura_3356 - 2015-02-03
It takes about 4 hours to go to Kusatsu from Shinjuku by bus. Strolling around Yubatake area is really interesting. http://t.co/P9a7Vnkn0X
Akli Amichi @CRB_Youmukon - 2015-01-07
Yubatake. The water pH is around 2 and with a high concentration of sulfur. Smell like rotten egg. http://t.co/28xgfZEiyn


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