JR limited express +
bus (one way fare: 5,960 yen)

Ueno Sta.

Naganohara Kusatsu-guchi Sta.

Kusatsu Onsen

Shinkansen (bullet train) +
bus (one way fare: 8,110 yen)

Tokyo Sta.

Karuizawa Sta.

Kusatsu Onsen

Expressway bus

(one way fare: 3,290 yen)

Shinjuku Nishi-guchi Bus Terminal

Kusatsu Onsen

Transfer Route 1

How to get to Kusatsu Onsen via train on the JR Agatsuma Line

Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal

Naganohara Kusatsu-guchi Sta.

  • Turn right after leaving Naganohara Kusatsu-guchi Station. After walking about 50 meters, you'll come upon a bus stop. Take a bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen from here.
  • Transfers are convenient, since the departure times of buses bound for Kusatsu Onsen are coordinated with the arrival times of limited express trains on the JR Agatsuma line.
  • Buses to Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal take approx. 25 minutes.
  • Buses operated by JR Kanto.
  • Depending on the season, more than one bus may depart at the same time.

Bus Fares

Main routes: one-way adult fare (children's fare in parentheses)

  • Naganohara Kusatsu-guchi – Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal 690 yen (350 yen)
  • Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal –Sessho Gawara 640 yen (320 yen)
  • Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal – Mt. Shirane 1,130 yen (570 yen) (*This line is closed for a warning of an impending volcanic eruption at the date of September 13, 2014.)

How to transfer from Naganohara Kusatsu-guchi Station

How to board a bus

  1. 1.Board using either the front or middle door.

  2. 2.Take a numbered ticket from the dispenser just inside the door when boarding the bus at any stop other than the stop of origin.

  3. 3.Press the button to indicate you want to get off after hearing the name of your stop announced.

  4. 4.Check the fare table. Your fare is written next to the number found on your ticket.

  5. 5.Stand up after the bus has stopped and put your fare and numbered ticket in the fare box.

  6. 6.Exit through the front door.

Transfer Route 2

How to get to Kusatsu Onsen via bullet train (shinkansen)

Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal

Karuizawa Sta.

1.Turn left after leaving the entrance to Karuizawa Station and take the escalator down to the first floor.

2.You'll see bus stops in front of you.

3.Take a bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen from either stop no. 1 or 2.

Bus Fares

Main routes: one-way adult fare (children's fare in parentheses)

  • Karuizawa Station – Shira-ito Falls 710 yen (360 yen)
  • Karuizawa Station – Asama Ranch 1,070 yen (540 yen)
  • Karuizawa Station – Kita Karuizawa Station 1,190 yen (600 yen)
  • Karuizawa Station – Kusatsu Onsen 2,200 yen (1,100 yen)

Time required to Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal: approx. 1 hour 20 min.
Bus operated by Seibu Kogen and Kusakaru Kotsu bus companies

Model Excursion Courses for Tourist Attractions
in and around Kusatsu Onsen

Model Course

Click here for information on direct bus service from Haneda International Airport to Karuizawa.

Visitors coming from Ibaraki Airport can take a convenient bus service via Ishioka and Ueno Stations.