Kusatsu, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Kusatsu Hotels & Ryokan

Kusatsu Onsen Boun
A modern-style ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) located high up in the center of a hot spring town. The garden-style open-air bath is perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. After soaking in the bath, guests can enjoy a stroll around the pleasant hot spring town in their yukata (casual summer kimono) and geta (Japanese wooden clogs).
Yubatake Souan
This inn takes pride in its hot spring baths. The famous Yubatake hot springs, which is the source of the naturally flowing hot spring water used in baths, is located right near this inn. Experience staying at this simple, lodging-only inn.
How to get there?
By train: Take the JR Agatsuma Line train and get off at Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa Ikaho IC and continue along National Route 353 and 145, then along Prefectural Route 292. Landmark: Yubatake. The Kusatsu Now Resort Hotel parking lot may be used free of charge.
Kusatsu Hot Spa Hotel SPAX
This hotel is located on a hill in front of Sainokawara Park on the west side of Kusatsu hot springs resort. All the guestrooms offer spectacular views of the rich surrounding nature. The hotel also offers convenient access to Yubatake, which is Kusatsu resort's main source of hot spring water.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal (about 25 minutes). About 7 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-Etsu Expressway at the Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Routes 17, 353, 145 and 292 for about 90 minutes (75 km).
Hotel Ichii
Located right in front of one of the areas most famous landmarks Yubatake, this hot spring hotel features both the large communal baths and open-air baths are filled with water direct from the hot spring source and unrecycled.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a JR Bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at the Kusatsu Onsen bus stop (about 25 min). It is about 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-Etsu Expressway at the Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue on Routes 17, 353, and 145 for about 61 km (about 90 min).
Hotel Village
This resort hotel offers a variety of leisure, relaxation and sports facilities. Guests can enjoy golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, aroma and therapeutic forest walks. There is also a Kurhaus spa facility attached.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a JR bus bound for Kanto Kusatsu Onsen and get off at the Kusatsu Onsen bus stop (about 25 min). From the 1F exit, it is about 15 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Routes 17, 353, 145 and Kusatsu-doro for about 60 km (about 90 min).
Tokinoniwa
This new ryokan opened in July 2010! Overlooking the Kusatsu Onsen area, Tokinoniwa, which is floored entirely with tatami, features Kusatsu's silky, soothing hot springs with two large communal baths, three private baths, and ensuite open-air baths attached to every guestroom.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a bus bound for Kusatsu Bus Terminal to Kusatsu Bus Terminal (about 25 min). It is about 20 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi from there.
Shigakogen Hotel Ichibokaku
As there are four ski slopes around the hotel, it is convenient for skiing. The hotel is a good base for hiking and a rare place to see fireflies. They also have a sulfur hot spring bath with soothing milky green waters.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen), Zenkoji Exit: Take a Nagano Railway express train bound for Yudanaka to Yudanaka Station (50 min). The take a Shiga-Kogen Line bus bound for Kumanoyu/Suzurikawa to the Kumanoyu bus stop (45 min). It is 2 min on foot from there.
Kusatsu Onsen Hotel Resort
Fresh new leaves in spring, cool mountain breezes in summer, red and yellow leaves in fall, and skiing in winter - all year round there is something new to look forward to on a hot spring trip to Kusatsu. This hotel's open-air baths, with Japanese landscaped garden, and buffet breakfasts are very popular with guests.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal (about 25 minutes). About 10 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Route 145 for about 70 minutes (50 km), then Route 292 for about 20 minutes (10 km). Head towards Kusatsu Onsen Michinoeki (roadside station).
Shiga Palace Hotel
This hotel is located within the Shiga Kogen National Park, at a height of 1,670 meters. Guests can soak in the hot spring baths with abundant hot spring water and enjoy the vast natural surroundings across the seasons.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) Zenkoji Exit: Take the Nagaden Line bound for Yudanaka and get off at Yudanaka Station (about 47 minutes). Then take a Nagano Dentetsu bus bound for Kumanoyu/Suzurikawa and get off at the Suzurikawa bus stop (about 45 minutes). Immediate access from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 40 minutes (30 km).
Manza Prince Hotel
Located in the highlands 1,800 meters above sea level with grand mountain views, this hotel offers abundantly flowing hot springs and activities to enjoy throughout the year.
How to get there?
From Manza-Kazawaguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus bound for Manza Onsen and get off at Manza Prince Hotel (about 40 minutes). About 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Usui-Karuizawa IC and continue along Routes 18 and 146 for about 30 minutes (18 km), then the Asama-Shirane Volcano Route for about 50 minutes (46 km).
Tsumagoi Prince Hotel
This western-style hotel stands in the midst of a stunning natural landscape, sitting beneath Mount Asama and Mount Motoshirane. Guests can appreciate the natural beauty of the seasons while soaking in the open-air bath at Motoshirane Onsen (hot springs).
How to get there?
From Manza-Kazawaguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus bound for Shiranesan or Manza-Onsen and get off at Tsumagoi Prince Hotel-mae (about 10 minutes). It takes about 2 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Usui-Karuizawa IC and continue along National Route Onioshi Highway for about 60 minutes (49 km).
Kusatsu Onsen Hotel New Koyo
This hotel boasts of a great location with a sweeping view of Sainokawara and an international ski resort right in front. It draws hot spring water from the Bandaiko spring source. Don't miss the spectacular view from the open-air bath!
How to get there?
From JR Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station: about 25 min by bus.
Kusatsu Onsen Daitokan
This Japanese-style inn boasts hot spring baths poured directly from the source. Relax your body and mind with a therapeutic hot spring bath at Kusatsu Onsen Daitokan.
How to get there?
From JR Nagano Shinkansen Karuizawa Station: Take the bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen (approx. 70 min), and get off at Kusatsu Bus Terminal. The hotel is about 5 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at the Shibukawa Ikaho IC and continue along Route 353. Take Route 145 for about 58 km, then change to Route 292 and head in the direction of the hotel for about 12 km. There is no parking on hotel grounds. Guests are asked to use the parking lot of the hotel's affiliate store Kusatsu Onsen Hotel Resort.
Kusatsu Hotel
We are very conveniently located on the hill commanding a panoramic view of a quiet hot spring resort. We are also close to the entrance of Sainokawara Park. Long established, we strive to maintain a traditional Japanese-style hotel atmosphere, and also operate the Kusatsu Kataoka Tsurutaro Museum on the hotel premises.
How to get there?
JR Agatsuma Line Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station: 25 mins by bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen, From Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal: 12 mins on foot
Kusatsu no Oyado Kiyoshigekan
Just a 10-minute walk from the main hot spring district, Kiyoshigekan's hillside facilities offer peace and relaxation. In addition to the public bath, it features an open-air bath (available by reservation only), and a footbath so that guests can enjoy bathing at any time of day. Wireless internet access is available throughout the ryokan.
How to get there?
From Shinjuku: Take an express bus (Joshu Yumeguri-Go) bound for Ikaho/Kusatsu and get off at the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal. It is about 10 min on foot from there.
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal (about 25 min). It is about 10 min on foot from there.
By Car: About 60 km from Kanetsu Expressway Shibukawa-Ikaho IC.
Manza Onsen Hotel
This hotel has nine kinds of hot spring baths. Each bathtub is made of wood, and the warmth of wood and the milky color of the hot spring water combine to soothe you body and spirit. They also boast the Nigayu hot spring, which is the oldest hot spring in Manza. These spas provide you great comfort and relaxation.
How to get there?
From Manza-Kazawaguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a Seibu Kogen bus bound for Manza Onsen to the Manza Onsen Terminal (40 min). It is 10 min on foot from there.
Manza Kogen Hotel
This casual and affordable hotel has its own open-air stone garden baths. Combining elements of the traditional and the new, the hotel is popular with guests of all ages.
How to get there?
From Manza-Kazawaguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus bound for Manza Onsen and get off at Manza Bus Terminal (about 40 minutes). About 5 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Usui-Karuizawa IC and continue along Route 18 Onioshi Highway Manza Highway (Toll Road) for about 80 minutes (64 km).
Hotel Sakurai
This hotel is located on a hill in the middle of the Kusatsu Onsen hot spring resort. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Japan all year round from this hotel. You can also spend a relaxing time in the large communal bath and open-air bath which are the largest in Kusatsu Onsen and draw water directly from the hot spring source.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal (about 25 min). It is about 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Routes 17, 353 and 292 for about 55 km (about 90 min).
Kusatsu Now Resort Hotel
Located in the center of the Kusatsu Kogen Balz no Mori (1,200 meters above sea level), this is a resort hotel with many sports facilities for guests to enjoy, such as a tennis court and an indoor swimming pool, a large hot spring bath, and an open-air bath.
Kusatsu Onsen is one of the 3 most famous hot springs in Japan.
- Welcome drink service upon arrival and free transportation to Yubatake, the symbol of Kusatsu Onsen.
- There are 5 open-air baths reservable for a fee.
- For dinner, a buffet with Western, Japanese, and Chinese food is served in the main dining room which was fully renovated in 2009. Groups may also enjoy Japanese cuisine in the private banquet hall for an extra charge. Individual customers can also order Japanese, French, or Chinese cuisine for a charge.
How to get there?
From Karuizawa Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen), South Exit: Take a Spa Resort Liner bus bound for Now Resort Hotel and get off the Now Resort Hotel bus stop (about 65 min). Immediate access from there.
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a JR bus bound for Kusatsu Bus Terminal and get off at Kusatsu Bus Terminal (about 25 min). It is about 20 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Route 145 for about 60 km (about 90 min).
Shichimi Onsen Hotel Keizantei
Located deep in the hot spring village of Kitashinano Takayama, this accommodation features secluded hot springs with sources that gush out from the upstream area of Matsukawa river. Enjoy soaking in milky-white hot spring water that flows from a mixture of 7 hot spring sources.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen): Take a Nagano Electric Railway train bound for Yudanaka and alight at Suzaka Station. Transfer to a Nagano Dentetsu bus bound for Yamada Onsen and alight at the Yamada Onsen bus stop (approx. 35 min). It is about 30 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at Suzaka-Naganohigashi IC and continue along National Route 406 and Prefectural Route 66 for about 45 min (25 km).
Manza Hotel Juraku
This hotel is surrounded by beautiful natural flora such as alpine plants and a primeval forest. Enjoy the superb view from the open-air bath on the 1800 m high sea of clouds, looking up at the starry sky.
How to get there?
From Karuizawa Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen) North Exit: Take the Seibu Kogen Bus bound for Manza Onsen and get off at Manza Prince Hotel Bus Stop (approx. 90 min). About 20 min on foot from there. (Pick-up service available/reservation required)
Osakaya
This inn is located on the lower side of Yubatake, the town's hot spring source. The front faces the hot spring town and the rear opens up to a beautiful natural panorama. The building itself is built in Edo Era-style architecture, notable for its contrasting colors.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the JR bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal (about 25 minutes). About 6 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Route 145 for about 90 minutes (60 km). Guests with car navigation systems should enter "356 Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture" for the address.
Yorokobinoyado Takamatsu
A traditional Japanese inn situated in the Kusatsu Onsen area, and only a 4-minute walk away from Yubatake. Guests can look forwards to soaking in the constantly flowing water directly drawn from the prestige hot spring source of Yubatake at the large communal bath, open-air bath and the reservable private bath. The cuisine is also highly recommended.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus bound for Kusatsu-Onsen and get off at Kusatsu bus terminal (about 25 minutes). It takes about 10 minutes from there on foot.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa Ikaho IC and continue along Route 353, then Route 145 for about 80 minutes (60 km).
Mukashigokoro no Yado Kanemidori
This quiet getaway is the perfect place to take a load off and relax. The inn's specialties include seasonal kaiseki cuisine and a garden bath with high quality hot spring water.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a JR bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Kusatsu Bus Terminal (about 30 min). It is about 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Route 17 for about 60 km (about 90 min), then Routes 353 and 145.
Ryokan Manzatei
Guests at this hotel can gaze at the sea of clouds at an elevation of 1,800 meters as they relax in open-air baths surrounded by nature.
How to get there?
From Manza-Kazawaguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the Seibu Kogen Bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen for about 40 minutes, then alight at Manza Prince Hotel. About another 15 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Kan-Etsu Expressway at the Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Route 17, Route 353, Route 145 and Route 144 for about 100 minutes (57 km), then continue along the Manza Highway for about 40 minutes (about 22 km) towards Manza Onsen and Manza Prince Hotel.
Tsutsujitei
This inn offers 10 exclusive rooms in its vast 17,000 square meter natural garden. Guests can look forward to the Japanese Kaiseki cuisine prepared with ingredients from Tsukiji. For an extra special experience, guests can choose to stay in the detached villa with an en suite open-air bath. There is also a reservable private open-air bath available.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus to Kusatsu Bus Terminal (about 25 minutes). About 15 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC and continue along Routes 17, 353, 145 and 292 for about 90 minutes (61 km).
Naraya
An authentic Japanese styled inn near the source of hot spring, Yubatake. Good old Edo tradition such as an entrance hall with old style counter called a choba and high-quality hot spring baths are popular with the guests.
Konoha
This ryokan opened in July 2010! Overlooking the Kusatsu Onsen area, Konoha features Kusatsu's relaxing, healing hot springs from two sources with two large public baths, and guests can enjoy experiencing a variety of natural hot springs.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take a bus bound for Kusatsu Bus Terminal (about 25 minutes). From Kusatsu Bus Terminal, the ryokan is about 20 minutes away on foot or about 5 minutes by taxi.

Shuttle Bus
**No prior reservation required.
Kusatsu Bus Terminal ⇔ Hotel
From terminal to Hotel: Available 13:35 – 16:45
From hotel to terminal: Available 8:45 – 11:35
**There is also a shuttle service to/from JR Karuizawa Station (requires prior reservation).
Kusatsu Sky Land Hotel
Built on a highland overlooking a gorgeous natural landscape, this hotel combines the best features of Kusatsu Onsen with a mountaintop resort. The traditional kaiseki cuisine made with local ingredients has always received favorable remarks from the hotel guests.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): Take the bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal (approx. 25 min). Please call the hotel from there. One of the hotel staff will pick you up.
Hotel Ohruri
Only 3 minutes on foot to Sainokawara as well as Yubatake, the symbol of Kusatsu Onsen, this hotel offers guests easy access to several public bath houses nearby.
How to get there?
From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station (JR Agatsuma Line): about 25 min by bus.
By car: Exit the Kan-etsu Expressway at Shibukawa-Ikaho IC, then continue along Route 353, Route 145, Naganohara and on to Kusatsu Onsen (about 50 min).
Kumanoyu Hotel
Located in the heights at 1,700 meters above sea level, this resort hotel contains a popular sulfur hot spring. Guests will enjoy staying here anytime of the year with the new foliage in spring, cool weather in summer, winter sports in winter and hiking and colorful leaves in fall.
How to get there?
From Nagano Station (JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, Chuo Main Line): Take a Nagano Railway train to Yudanaka Station (about 50 minutes), then take a Nagano Railway bus bound for Kumanoyu Suzurikawa/Shiranekazan to the Kumanoyu bus stop (about 50 minutes). Immediate access from there.
By car: Exit the Joshin-etsu Expressway at the Shinshu-Nakano IC and continue along Route 292 for about 40 minutes (about 28 km).

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