Yumomi is traditional a method to cool the hot spring water by stirring the water with large wooden paddles. Women churning the water while singing traditional Kusatsu-bushi is definitely something people shouldn't miss, even because unless you come here for skying there is not much else to do.The ticket price is 500 yen and the show is about 30...more
Yubatake which means hot water field is the symbol of Kusatsu. It is a facility where hot spring water (approx. 55C) from the source of the hot spring located on the upper side flows through a wooden irrigation canal, is cooled to a good temperature, and then sent to the baths of each hotel in the area. The thick steam rising from the surface is a...more
Walking around Kusatsu centre is a unique experience as the sulphur smell is everywhere and the water vapour coming out of the ground gives really a particular effect.If you want you can stop and enjoy the hot spring water qualites soaking your feet in one of the many fountains.In my opinion the best moment to enjoy this town is after the sunset...more
We drove to KUSATSU,19,FEB,03, from NIIGATA by kanetsu expway. We went to `kusatsu nettaiken` and sightseeing kusatsu spring area. `kusatsu nettaiken` is able to see showtime by monkey,and flower and animals and insects. It is not so intersting what we expected. But spring area is so interesting !more
465-4 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Gunma Prefecture, 377-1711, Japan
Good for: Couples
553 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Gunma Prefecture, 377-1711, Japan
Good for: Couples
618 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Gunma Prefecture, 377-1711, Japan
Good for: Solo
There is a souvenir shop in Takasaki JR Station that sells Daruma dolls in different colours and sizes. They have the best made Darumas and are the cheapest in Japan. One sells for 260Yen which you would normally pay for twice the price in Tokyo or at the airport. They also sells coloured Daruma Dolls 250Yen for a small figurine. 260Yen for a...more
Along the street from Yubatake to Sai No Kawara park are shops selling all the souvenirs you can pack into your overnighter. You'll come across the manju shop that gives free manju and green fee and further up, you'll find another shop selling manju as well. Both are delicious, but the 1st shop has 3 different types of manju, whereas the 2nd shop's...more
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Put your rings, necklaces or any kind of metals off from your body before have a onsen bath. Kusatsu hot spring water has very strong acid which may get corrode your metal accessories if you have a bath with put them on.
Yugama is a lake located on Shirano Mountain crater.
Shirano mountain is an active volcano 2160 meters high and on the top of the mountains there are three crater lakes:Yugama, with its majestic emerald green water, Mizugama and Karagama.
The Mizugama and Karagama are an easy walk from the parking, while you can reach the Yugama hiking up for about 20 minuts.
I am usually lazy but I can assure that the view is worth the effort, you just have to hope that there is no cloud that covers the lake, because you are not allowed to go to close to it.
yes, its true... information about Gunma-ken is hard to come by. The Rough Guide book has NO information and VT doesn't even list it as a prefecture. Granted, its not really a popular travel destination, but still...
anyway, here is an English Language Website that gives some information.