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Kusatsu Onsen 

Hello,I am Matsu from J-hoppers Hida Takayama.

I went to Kusatsu Onsen the other day.

Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉) is one of the top three ranked hot spring resorts located in Gunma Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo.

It took 4 hours for me to drive.

Takayama ⇒Matsumoto⇒Ueda⇒Kusatsu


↓Luckily,we saw cherry blossom trees in full bloom at Matsumoto castle on the way.


















8 fo 10 people from Kansai area say Arima is the best onsen in Japan.

What do you think people from Kanto area say ?

I think they would say Kusatsu is the best onsen.

Yubatake is located in the center of the spa resort area and is the source of the hot springs .
Also it is a symbol of Kusatsu onsen.


Yubatake ↓




















If you come to Kusatsu,please should try definitely Yumomi .

Yumomi is the way of cooling the water that comes directly from the source.

By stirring the water with 1.8 m-long paddles, the water is cooled to a suitable bathing temperature.




I have a bad back.I tried it a little bit. 

























↓People sing a special song when doing Yumomi
























There are 18 public onsens in Kusatsu that are free.

I tried 5 different onsens and all the onsens were really hot.

I think Kusatsu is not known well by foreigners.

I recommend you to go there if you can bathe in a hot onsen.

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