Top things to do

Noodles in Kusatsu Onsen

Mikuniya

Fill up on tasty bowls of sansai soba (buckwheat noodles with mountain vegetables; ¥800) at this popular place on the shopping street that runs behind Yubatake towards Sai-no-kawara. Look for the renovated wooden bu…
Live Performance in Kusatsu Onsen

Netsu-no-yu Yumomi

Although it's a touristy 30-minute show, this is a unique opportunity to see yumomi, in which local women stir the waters to cool them while singing folk songs. There's a chance to do it yourself at most shows (four…
Hot Springs in Kusatsu Onsen

Yubatake

Yubatake is the main attraction in the town centre and the source of hot-spring water in the area. Its milky-blue sulphuric water flows like a waterfall at 4000L per minute and is topped with wooden tanks from which…
Japanese in Kusatsu Onsen

Yumehana

This popular lunch spot is diagonally opposite the bus station and serves filling teishoku (set meals) mainly based around tempura and soba or udon noodles. There's no English menu, but a picture menu makes things e…