Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Kantō Region

Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa

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A Guide to Kōsenji – Kusatsu Onsen’s Guardian Temple

A religious spot you have to visit when you are in Kusatsu Onsen is Kōsenji Temple (光泉寺). Even if you aren’t interested in visiting a temple, you can get a wide view of Kusatsu Onsen’s township from the temple’s gate atop the staircases behind the communal bathhouse, Shirahata no Yu (白旗の湯)!

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The Ultimate Guide to Yubatake, Kusatsu Onsen’s Symbol

Yubatake (湯畑) is Kusatsu Onsen’s landmark. The spot where more than 4,000 liter of hot springs gushes out per minute becomes like a field of hot springs, which is why the locals named it Yubatake. In addition, it is a hot spring field where the sulfer can be “harvested”.