Bathing Facilities

Hot Springs for Day Visitors

With the largest amount of natural flowing hot spring water in Japan,
there are a lot of conveniently located hot spring facilities in Kusatsu.
Try the famous awase-yu and large outdoor baths during your visit.



People stand in line for an hour before this popular bathhouse opens. You can try all sorts of bathing methods in various baths including a huge outdoor bath complete with a waterfall, a sauna and a series of tubs with water of increasing temperatures.

Fully equipped with a cafe, restaurant and common lounges (free and charged)
* 6 min. walk from Yubatake

Hours9 am - 9 pm (No admission after 8 pm)
RatesAdults: 980 yen; Children: 450 yen
Towels available for sale/rent
ContactTEL: 0279-88-2600


Sai-no-Kawara Outdoor Bath

This, the largest outdoor bath in Kusatsu, is complemented by its rustic atmosphere. The 434m² bath is so large that water temperature variation naturally occurs. More than 100 people can soak comfortably at the same time. Also, the women's bath is protected allowing them to bath outdoors at ease.
* 13 min. walk from Yubatake

Hours9 am - 8 pm
(Hours vary with the seasons. Call for details.)
RatesAdults: 700 yen; Children: 350 yen
Towels are available for a small fee
ContactTEL: 0279-88-6167


Therme Therme

A comprehensive spa facility located in the highlands with various kinds of baths and an indoor swimming pool.
Beauty treatment (by appointment only) and Jikan-yu are also available.
Rental swimwear is available for a small fee.
* 15 min. walk from Yubatake

Hours11 am - 8 pm
*Closed several days in Apr. and Dec.
RatesAdults: 1,480 yen (weekdays), 1,920 yen (weekends & holidays)
Children (7 to 12) 1,100 yen (weekdays), 1,430 yen (weekends & holidays)
Toddlers (3 to 6): 880 yen (weekdays), 1,210 yen (weekends & holidays)
ContactTEL: 0279-88-3232



You can enjoy two different flow from two different source of the Hot Spring, which is famous around hot spring visitors during Edo and Meiji periods as Kusatsu Goyū(named: Goza-no-Yu, Taki-no-Yu, Washi-no-Yu, Wata-no-Yu, Kakke-no-Yu). By reconstucting the Goza-no-Yu, rich source of hot spring stream quantity has now become Kusatsu's famous [Yubatake] and [Bandai], which you can enjoy now in one single bathing room.

Hours7:00 am - 9 pm
(Last entry at 8:30p.m.)
RatesAdults: 700 yen; Children: 350 yen

Using Big Hall(Free of charge)

Using Medium Hall(From how many people can you even use a reserved private room (1 hour/2,000 yen)) .
ContactTEL: 0279-88-9000

Foot Bath

湯けむり亭・湯畑前 利用自由

Yu-kemuri Tei (Hot Spring Steam Footbath)
* in front of Yubatake (free, unlimited access)

Here in a relaxed atmosphere, visitors can make new friends while soaking their feet in hot spring waters.
This is a water basin located near Yubatake at which visitors can experience Kusatsu's fresh, pure hot spring water.
By soaking your hands or feet for just a few minutes in the water, you'll be able to feel the therapeutic effects due to the water's high acidity.
Built in a traditional thatched cottage style with cypress wood, Yu-kemuri Tei is a replica of the Matsu-no-yu public bathhouse that stood at the same location during the Edo Period.
We promise everyone a traditional onsen experience here by just feeling or soaking their feet in the hot spring water from Yubatake next door, which has flown into the basin.
(Reopened in February 2010 after renovations)


Public Bathhouses

Kusatsu has 19 public bathhouses that local residents use on a daily basis. Of them, three bathhouses- Shirahata-no-yu, Chiyo-no-yu and Jizo-no-yu - are officially open to visitors. At them, visitors can bathe with the locals and enjoy the atmosphere of Kusatsu that differs from the baths found at the town's Japanese style inns and hotels. However, visitors are asked to be considerate of the locals and observe proper bathing manners.

Please observe bathing etiquette!!

  • Follow designated times

    Visitors are allowed to bathe at public bathhouses during designated times only. Please refrain from bathing during hours reserved for local residents. Call each bathhouse in advance for details.

  • No bathing permitted during cleaning hours

  • Share the hot water

    As public bathhouses are mainly intended for the daily use for local residents, please be sure to be considerate of them.

Rental Baths

Rental baths are hot spring baths that can be rented for personal use for a specific period of time. They are perfect for families and groups and for persons not used to the custom of bathing naked in front of others. Most rental baths are available for a fee. However, please be advised that some inns do not offer rental bath services.