Yubatake
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Kusatsu is recognized along with Gero and Arima as one of Japan's three most famous hot spring resorts. The Yubatake (Hot Water field) is a central meeting and sightseeing spots in Kusatsu Onsen. This is the source water field for the bubbling Onsen water supplied throughout Kusatsu village. An abundant quality of hot water with a strong acidity of pH2.1, gives the water strong anti-bacterial powers with superior therapeutic and spiritual qualities, and has attracted many people for hundreds of years. The Yubatake (hot water field) is the symbol of Kusatsu Hot Spring. Located in the center of the spa resort, Yubatake is the source of hot springs that gush some 4,000 liters of hot water per minute amid clouds of rising steam. This so-called "hot water field" is surrounded by a promenade made of ceramic roof tiles and there is even a bench in the shape of Mt. Shirane, a nearby volcano. Here, visitors can stroll after taking a bath and relax while enjoying the unusual and very warming atmosphere of this unrivaled resort.
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Canmaninjapan
Kamakura, Japan916 contributions
Aug 2021
I had always wanted to see the legendary Kusatsu Yubatake hot spring. I had heard it was cool. I wasn't disappointed. The strong sulfur smell was detectable from blocks away. It is thick with sulfur and a must-see when in Japan. Of course it is a tourist area, but the prices at the nearby shops aren't bad. Enjoy!
Written 17 August 2021
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blackinjpn
Iruma, Japan130 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Illumination during winter times, some of attraction are close early.
Some restaurants will open till 9
Written 10 January 2021
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Keizo
Kawasaki, Japan1,560 contributions
Dec 2020
Kusatsu is No.1 Hotspings in Japan and Yubatake is the symbol. There are many restaurants and shops around it and free of charge public bath is also available.
It reminded me of Fontana di Trevi in Rome.
Written 23 December 2020
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1760022
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan106 contributions
Nov 2020
Yubatake is considered the symbol of Kusatsu and is impossible to miss since it sits in the middle of the town. producing around 4 to 5,000 liters of spring water per minute, the water is cooled running through the wooden channels before being distributed to the inns and public baths. Whilst great to see during the day, Yubatake is spectacularly illuminated at night
Written 15 November 2020
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hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
Vermont6,915 contributions
Apr 2019
There certainly is a lot of water gushing through town!

We stayed in Kusatsu for 3 nights and walked around the Yubatake often. The streets are lined with shops and restaurants.

The sulphur odor is not nearly as strong as we were led to expect. Do take care of your camera and phone, however; the spray of the sulphur water can do damage as can the steam.

Lots of photo ops - we wished we were able to get into a nearby surrounding building and climb high up to look down upon this structure for photos. We did get shots from above taken from the stairs of the temple and from the second floor of Onsen Gozanoyu.

The area around the Yubatake can be crowded, and people watching can also provide many photos. Some tourists are wearing yukata from their ryokans; others are in rental kimono.

Do look down at the sidewalk which has images from around town which are incised into the paving.

Take care walking on the steps along the side of Yubatake which can be slippery - hold onto the hand railings.
Written 31 March 2020
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Mikimaru22
Nishi, Japan52 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
湯畑は一度観ておいたほうが良いかと思います。圧巻の湯量を体感できます。
また、夜のライトアップも素晴らしいです。

It is famous spot of Japanese hot springs.
Night time is more beautiful.
Written 19 February 2020
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mikimaru22 様 この度はコメントをご投稿いただきありがとうございます 湯畑の湧き出る湯量を見ていると、自然は本当にすごいなと感じますよね! ライトアップも楽しんでいただけてうれしいです mikimaru22 様のまたのお越しを心よりお待ちしております
Written 2 March 2020
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31fannyc
56 contributions
Dec 2019
A very beautiful place. Its in the prime area of the town. You can walk there from many hotels in Kusatsu. Don't think about driving there as there's no parking space. Visit both in the morning and night time, it gives you a different feeling.
Written 4 January 2020
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Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen and Yubatake.Hope to you come visit again!
Written 7 January 2020
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Danma11
Hampton, VA417 contributions
Dec 2019
Yes, this is beautiful. Yes, there's lots of steam. The lighting at night is magical. However, it's a fairly small, maybe 200 meter walk around the entire set up. The smell of sulfur is occasionally strong. The water is beautiful and it's not overly crowded to the point where you can't get close or get photos. The nearby foot baths are wonderful to relax in on a cold day or night. Just don't build it up to be a huge experience. After maybe an hour or a few laps around, you'll probably start looking for other things to do in the town, of which, are limited, especially with children.
Written 13 December 2019
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Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen and Yubatake.I'm so glad to you have fun and rerax at Kusastu. Hope to you come visit again!
Written 25 December 2019
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Hiroaosta
Dalian, China2,012 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
It’s fantastic view, especially at night.
I visited many Hot spring place in Japan.
But this view can be only one.

Visitors will feel Hot Spring atmosphere.
Written 8 October 2019
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Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen and Yubatake. Did you have fun and rerax at Kusastu? I 'm so gla to you like viewof the Yubatake. Hope to you come visit again!
Written 14 October 2019
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SPS
Perth, Australia70 contributions
Sep 2019
Picturesque strolls around Yubatake and small lanes, tidy shops and restaurants. Very much enjoyed a show, outdoor music, food and friendly locals. A gem!
Written 5 September 2019
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Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen and Yubatake.I'm so glad to you have fun and rerax at Kusastu. Hope to you come visit again!
Written 23 September 2019
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