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Netsunoyu, Kusatsu-machi

#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Agatsuma-gun
Historic Site · Landmark
Observe and try rich, age-old practices at Netsunoyu. Centered around an ancient onsen, which produces hot spring water at a temperature too high to bathe in, the people here would cool the water by stirring it with large paddles in a ritualistic song and dance routine. Here, you'll get to witness and take part in the practice, picking up a paddle and having a go yourself. Consider arriving early, as this activity is popular with tourists, so you can expect to queue to get in. Using our international travel planner, Kusatsu-machi attractions like Netsunoyu can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place is very famous and almost everybody visits so you can visit once and say that that was not so good as expected to others like I do but it may be wise to skip.  more »
  • This was my third time to see the Yumomi performance, the first being over 40 years ago and the last about 28. The onsen waters of Kusatsu range from over 50 degrees C to over 90 degrees. Yumomi is...  more »
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