A town of hot spring water bubbling up from everywhere♪

3 hours drive from Fussa to Kusatsu / 160km

Check in at the hotel

Kusatsu Now Resort Hotel


This resort hotel is located 5 minutes by free shuttle bus from Kusatsu Station. In addition to private open-air baths made of Seto and Japanese cypress, there is also available a guest room with a private open-air bath. The restaurant also offers Japanese, Chinese, and French cuisine as well as a buffet with lavish use of local vegetables.
DATA:Kusatsu Now Resort Hotel
Address/ 750 Shirane Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
TEL/ 0279-88-5111
Take a break at the hotel and go for a walk!!

From the hotel to Shirane Shrine
10 minutes walk / 0.9km
To go & see

Shirane Shrine


Shirane Shrine, a 10-minute walk from the station, has long been a center of mountain worship and was originally located at the top of Mt.Shirane. Once you climb the stone steps, you will find yourself in a sacred atmosphere, separated from the bustle of the hot spring resort area. There is a large ema (votive tablet) on which visitors can freely write their wishes.
DATA:Shirane Shrine
Address/ Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
TEL/ 027-988-0800
From Shirane Shrine to Yubatake
3 minutes walk / 0.2km
To go & see



This is the symbol of Kusatsu Onsen!
Hot spring water is passed through a 40-meter-long flume made of red pine, allowing the hot spring water to collect hot spring flowers with concentrated hot spring ingredients. Kusatsu Onsen is highly acidic and has a sterilizing effect. It is also beautiful at night when it is lit up.
Address / Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
From Yubatake to Netsu no yu
A short walk
To go & see

Kusatsu Onsen Netsunoyu


The bathhouse used to be a public bathhouse, and now a "yumomi" show is held six times a day. Yumomi" is the act of mixing hot water with a long board to lower the temperature of the water. The show is performed to the accompaniment of Kusatsu folk songs, and visitors can experience it for themselves.
In the evening, you can enjoy Onsen rakugo!
Address / 414 Kusatsu, Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
Nishi-no-Kawahara Street from Netsunoyu
3 min. walk / 0.2 km

Nishinokawara Street


The main street of Kusatsu. Onsen manjyu are sold here and there, as well as onsen eggs, ice cream, and dango, making it a street suitable for eating and strolling.
DATA:Nishinokawara Street
Address / Kusatsu, Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
Back to the hotel
10 minutes walk from Nishinokawa Street

Stay at Kusatsu Now Resort Hotel


Spectacular views created by volcanoes & parks created by hot springs

Depart from the hotel after breakfast

From the hotel to Mt. Shirane
22 min. by car / 13 km
To go & see

Mt. Shirane Yugama

草津白根山 湯釜

The lake is located at the summit of Mt. Shirane, which is over 2,000 meters above sea level. The contrast of emerald green against the white rock surface is mysterious and beautiful. Autumn, when the leaves change color, is also a must-season to visit. Please check in advance as it is not possible to walk around depending on the alert level.
DATA/ Mt. Shirane Yugama
Address / Kusatsu, Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
11 min. by car from Yugama to Sesshogawara / 8km
To go & see



There is a nature trail on the Sesshogawara, which can be viewed from the Shiga-Kusatsu Highland Route.Contrary to the strong smell of sulfur and the desolate atmosphere of the rock face, Plateau plants such as Shakunage and Maizuruso are in full bloom.
DATA: Sesshogawara
Address / Kokkuyurinnai, Shirane Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
TEL/ 027-988-0800
13 min. by car from Sesshogawara to Tropical Garden / 7.7km
To go & see

Kusatsu Tropical Wonderland


More than 250 species of plants, the world's smallest monkey pygmy marmoset, capybara, and ruffed lemur are kept in a dome heated by hot spring heat. Pets are also allowed in this rare zoo.
DATA:Kusatsu Tropical Wonderland
Address / 286 Kusatsu, Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
TEL/ 027-988-3271
From Tropical Garden to Hotel
5 min. by car / 2.5km

After dinner, take a walk in the hot spring resort
10 min. walk from the hotel / 1km
To go & see

Sainogawara Park


Along with Yubatake, this is one of Kusatsu's most popular tourist spots. From sunset to 10:00 p.m., the park is fantastically illuminated, allowing visitors to enjoy a night stroll. There is a large open-air bath in the park, and enjoying a hot spring bath while admiring the natural beauty of Kusatsu from the large bathtub is also recommended.
DATA:Sainogawara Park
Address / Kusatsu, Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
Short walks
To go & see

Shooting game


When you come to a hot spring resort, you may want to try shooting game. Kusatsu Onsen also has them♪ Enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere!!
Back to the hotel 10 min. walk

Kusatsu Now Resort Hotel (2nd night)


Stop by Lake Haruna and Ikaho Onsen!

Check out the hotel.

12 min. by car from the hotel to Ousen waterfall / 4.5 km
To go & see

Ousen waterfalls


It is about a 10-minute drive from the Kusatsu Onsen area and a 30-minute walk from the parking lot. The pure white waterfall flowing over the red rock surface is worth seeing! There is a huge tree nearby that is over 300 years old. Lots of walking and exercise!
DATA:Ousen waterfalls
Address / Kusatsumachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1711
From Ousen Waterfall to Yamba Dam
35min by car / 23km
To go & see

Yamba Dam Observatory


The observatory at the Yatsuba Dam offers a high view of the dam. It is a very pleasant place to look over not only the dam but also the big bridge beyond it.
Why not stop by for a break in your drive?
DATA:Yamba Dam Observatory
Address / Yokiya Noharamachi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-1305
TEL/ 027-983-2560
From Yamba Dam to Lake Haruna
40 minutes by car / 27km
To go & see

Lake Haruna


Located at an elevation of 1,100 meters above sea level. It is a perfect place for families to visit, with rowboat and swan boat rides and horse-drawn carriage rides around the lakeside! In summer, visitors can enjoy auto camping and fireworks displays, and in winter, they can enjoy wakasagi fishing and illumination.
DATA:Lake Haruna
Address / Harunakomachi, Takasaki, Gunma 370-3348
20 min. by car from Lake Haruna to Ikaho Onsen / 11 km
To go & see

Melody line


Melody line where you can hear music because of the ditch in the road. Enjoy the melody that the road plays while taking in the spectacular scenery♪
To go & see

Ikaho Onsen


Ikaho Onsen is also known as a historic hot spring resort, with two types of hot springs, both of which are gentle and non-irritating.
Stores line both sides of the famous stone staircase, where you can enjoy eating Gunma's specialty, such as tama-konnyaku! There is a cute shrine lined with ducks in the middle of the stone steps.
DATA:Ikaho Onsen
Address/ Ikaho Ikahomachi Shibukawa Gunma 377-0102

Gunma Local Food


Mizusawa udon is an udon noodle with a slippery texture made with the pure water of Ikaho. It is said that the udon became a local specialty when it was offered to visitors to the hot-spring cure and to worshippers of Mizusawa Temple. Tamakonnyaku, perfect for eating on the go, is also recommended.
Approx. 2 hours by car from Ikaho to Fussa / 120km

End of tour


Tour Fee
Per Person
Off Season(1 room for people) 45,000JPY~
Peak Season(1 room for people) 74,000JPY~
2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner / Private Onsen / tax

Sights Information

Shima potholes

It is a natural monument of the prefecture located at the entrance to Shima Onsen Hot Spring. The potholes were carved out of the river bottom by the river's currents and whirlpools, and over a long period of time they became circular holes. The large potholes are 3 m deep, and the beauty of the river they inhabit is known as "Shima blue," and you can enjoy the scenery that changes from season to season.

Mt. Iwabitsu

Located between Kusatsu Onsen and Ikaho Onsen, Mt. Iwatitsu is 803 meters above sea level and is crowded with hikers during the season of fresh green and autumn leaves. The view of the rocky cliffs can be enjoyed by driving from the national highway. The view from the top of the mountain is also spectacular!