Kusatsu Onsen

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If something ails you, you might be wise to visit Kusatsu Onsen. It's a popular tourist destination in Gunma Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo. Kusatsu boasts having thirteen public baths, all of which are free to use and maintained by the townspeople. The waters have been said to have healing properties for centuries, largely thanks to a German doctor, Erwin von Baelz, who taught medicine at Tokyo University. Locals also claim that the waters can heal any sickness, except a broken heart.

Overview

Address

Kusatsu, Kusatsu, Agatsuma District, Gunma 377-1711 (Directions)

Hours

Open 24 hours Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

Price

Free entry

Phone Number

0279-88-0800

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe

General Amenities

  • Shops
  • Souvenir shop
  • Restroom
  • Room Service
  • Coin lockers

Accessibility

  • Multi-purpose toilet

Access

From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station, a bus runs to Kusatsu Onsen Town. The yubatake is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop.

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