Kusatsu Images 13 images Created 7 Dec 2009
The quality of Kusatsu Onsen's water has been widely recognized in Japan since ancient times. It has been called one of Japan's top three locations for hot spring water. The traditional Kusatsu folk song praises it as able to "cure everything but love sickness". The village is almost wholly devoted to hot springs and spas. There is even a hot water ceremony called Yumomi where women stir the waters so as to be ready for bathing.