Kusatsu is the largest natural hot springs in Japan with more than a hundred springs gushing from the Earth which produce, altogether, more than 36,000 litres per minute.  This abundance can be seen in the Yubatake the hot spring fields in the centre of town.  Kusatsus long history as a flourishing spa town is a well-known resort for recovering from illness or surgery. The Kusatsu tradition, yumomior water massage, is used to cool off the areas scalding waters, rather than dilute it with cold, the hot water is stirred with wooden paddles and cooled by the mountain air.  To pass the time during the water massaging, the girls sing Kusatsu Bushi an old folk song famous throughout Japan.    (image by John Lander)
Kusatsu is the largest natural hot springs in Japan with more than a hundred springs gushing from the Earth which produce, altogether, more than 36,000 litres per minute. This abundance can be seen in the Yubatake the hot spring fields in the centre of town. Kusatsus long history as a flourishing spa town is a well-known resort for recovering from illness or surgery. The Kusatsu tradition, yumomior water massage, is used to cool off the areas scalding waters, rather than dilute it with cold, the hot water is stirred with wooden paddles and cooled by the mountain air. To pass the time during the water massaging, the girls sing Kusatsu Bushi an old folk song famous throughout Japan.
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