It just happens to be an hour and a bit drive away from Shibukawa. The only reason I don’t go there as often as all that is because Ikaho (the third best onsen in Japan) is just 15 mins away.
Regardless. I went there with Sayo for a day not too long ago and had a wonderful time there.
What makes the onsen in Kusatsu so famous is the extremely high sulphur content in the water curtsey of the nearby active volcano, mt.Shirane. it adds a beautiful hue and a putrid stench to the water that is pretty good for you. It is also extremely hot.
As it was a day trip, we perused the narrow streets of the town, taking in the beautiful ambiance and each other’s company, and generally had great time. But seeing as I only ever seem to have great times if you read this blog, that goes without saying :p
So lets just say present company made for an even greater time that I usually have.
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