Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the spa town of Kusatsu Onsen is a small hidden gem far away from the crowds. A destination not to be misse if you want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a real traditional onsen town.
The easiest way around Kusatsu Onsen is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below.
We recommend staying here for about two days.
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
Ski resorts in Japan typically run from January until April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.
Kusatsu Onsen Ski Resort: click here for the most up-to-date information.
There is one festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information.
For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.
Kusatsu Onsen Thanksgiving
Date: August 1st and 2nd
Time: 18:00 - ???