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Kusatsu Onsen Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Off the Beaten Path
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Embark on a journey through time at Kusatsu Onsen, where the iconic Yubatake showcases centuries of history in its quaint old buildings. Delight in the traditional Yumomi show, then wander through Saikokawara Park, immersed in nature's tranquility. Finally, rejuvenate your body and soul at Sainokawara Rotemburo, a sprawling outdoor onsen offering serene relaxation amidst picturesque surroundings.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Grant A.
Grant A.
5.00 / 5
(15 reviews)
07:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your Hotel

- I can meet you at your hotel anywhere in Tokyo.

07:50 AM

Tokyo JR Station

We can catch the 7:52am bullet train to Takasaki.

Then the local train to Naganohara Kusatsuguchi departing 8:53am arriving at 10:19.

Finally we will take a bus ride the remainder of the way to the Kusatsu Onsen. The bus leaves shortly after the train arrives. Takes about 30minutes

11:00 AM

Exploring Kusatsu's Iconic Yubatake

As the heart of Kusatsu Onsen, the Yubatake, or Hot Water Field, stands as a captivating symbol of the town. Emitting over 5000 liters of hot spring water per minute, it ranks among Japan's most abundant sources. Here, hot water, rich with sulfur and reaching temperatures of over 70 degrees Celsius, flows into wooden conduits, cooling slightly before nourishing the town's baths and ryokan. Visitors flock to witness this natural marvel, often adorned in yukata and geta, especially during evening illuminations. Additionally, the area offers a free foot bath (ashiyu), adding to the immersive experience of this cultural and geological treasure.

11:20 AM

Yubatake Silverback Beef Lunch & Onsen Egg

Indulge in a culinary delight at Yubatake Silverback restaurant, offering a sumptuous beef lunch complemented by the silky perfection of an onsen egg. Enjoy a blend of flavors amidst the town's tranquil ambiance. Plus, delight in a complimentary manju and refreshing green tea, immersing yourself fully in Kusatsu's hospitality and charm.

12:00 PM

Sainokawara Park and Sainokwara Rotemburo

Nestled just beyond Kusatsu's bustling center, Sainokawara Park enchants visitors with its picturesque valley adorned with bubbling hot springs and tranquil ponds. Follow winding trails through lush landscapes, witnessing the natural spectacle of steaming pools and gentle streams. Don't miss the rejuvenating experience of the Sainokawara Rotemburo, boasting expansive outdoor baths where you can immerse yourself in the soothing warmth of the region's mineral-rich waters.


Please note, while towels are allowed for modesty, the onsen experience is typically enjoyed in the nude, in gender-separated facilities, except for Friday evenings when it becomes mixed-gender.

03:30 PM

Yumomi Experience in Kusatsu Onsen

Step into the Taisho era and witness the enchanting Yumomi show, a cherished tradition in Kusatsu Onsen. Experience the art of cooling natural hot spring water without compromising its essence, as practiced by locals for centuries. Immerse yourself in the nostalgic ambiance of Netsunoyu building near Yubatake, where daily performances transport you back in time, accompanied by traditional songs and dance. Engage with history as you witness this captivating display of cultural heritage.

04:00 PM

Kusatsu Gift and Souvenir Shops

Delight in a journey through Kusatsu's charming streets adorned with an array of gift and souvenir shops. Discover unique treasures capturing the essence of the town, from traditional crafts to locally sourced delicacies. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you explore these quaint establishments, each offering a glimpse into Kusatsu's rich culture and heritage. Find the perfect memento to cherish your unforgettable visit to this enchanting onsen town.

04:50 PM

Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal

We will meet at the bus terminal to catch the bus at 17:00. Then will go on a series of trains switching to the bullet train at Takasaki and back to Tokyo with an expected arrival time of 20:40.

08:40 PM

Tokyo JR Station

From Tokyo Station I can lead you back to your hotel.

Ending Point

Your Hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Tour Guiding

Interpreting

Hotel Pick Up/Drop within Tokyo 23wards

Guides Transportation

Guides Admissions

Guides Lunch

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What‘s not included

You need to purchase the JR East Tokyo WIDE rail pass which is roughly 15,000yen for 3days.

Bus fare from the station to Kusatsu Onsen roughly 1800yen round trip.

Admissions: 500 yen for onsen, 700 yen for the Yomomi show.

Your transportation.

Your Admissions.

Your Lunch and Dinner.

Tour Important Information

Disclaimer, this tour takes all day as the Kusatsu Onsen is deep in the mountains. We have a long journey and the day trip is only possible due to the use of the bullet train.


This tour is designed to be part of 3 day trip set maximizing the utility of the JR East Tokyo WIDE bullet train pass. You need to book 3 tours as a set Wednesday to Friday.

This tour is only available Wednesday to Friday as part of a 3 day - day trips from Tokyo.

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