Sainokawara Park, Kusatsu-machi

4.2
#2 of 153 in Parks in Gunma Prefecture
Take in the geothermal features of Sainokawara Park, a valley boasting several hot springs and a large outdoor bath of naturally warmed water. Locals have long mythologized the mysterious, evocative landscape of the valley, as evidenced by the number of statues and monuments dotting the area. Hike between the main hot springs to see the water bubbling to the surface, breaking out to form warm streams, and flowing down into a cascading waterfall. Take a dip in the main pools, separated by gender and each able to fit 100 bathers. Put Sainokawara Park into our Kusatsu-machi journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Close to Yubatake and bath are was was really clean up! There is no rental! Do not wash the thing, so really get!
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  • Asked during the construction, but now is made, such as foot, has become very beautiful. From the river flows quietly steaming is a strange feeling. I think a fun walk.
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  • In the evening just under the snow, luckily the staff members in the pedestrian walkway 剷 the snow early in the walk, but in the park in the creek 澗, still flowing hot spring water, in the white snow interspersed.
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  • It's basically a riverbed with man-made pools for wading in the hot spring water. A good place for kids to play and a romantic spot after dark, especially on cold days when the steam from the hot water is reflecting white and purple lights to create an ethereal landscape. Entrance is free, there are public toilets and smoking areas available.
  • Amazing onsen park (albiet this is my first time in one) but my high expectations were met well. I would definetely go again day or night but it's a shame I'm only staying in kusatsu for only a day :(
  • If you stay here, come during the day and at night. Feels very different. Amazingly well maintained park .
  • A lot of foreign tourist overlook the history of Russian physicians here, and how they help establish this onsen. I loved this open-air bath.
  • Beautiful scenery. Lovely place for a morning stroll.

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