Guidance of Kusatsu Onsen Hotel and Ryokan

Kusatsu Accommodations

"Kusatsu Onsen" Hot Springs, located north of Tokyo, is an area that has a large range of accommodations, from Japanese style ryokans, to large resort hotels, to warm and cozy inns. Travelers visiting Kusatsu are sure to find a place that suits their style or mood.

Accommodation list is here

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Caution: Announcement regarding restrictions on access to areas around the Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane crater
On June 3 2014 the volcanic activity level around the crater of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane was raised from the normal level 1 to level 2. Consequently, access to within 1km of the crater has been restricted; along with this, access to some of the facilities in the area and a part of National highway 292 has also been restricted.

Access to Kusatsu-onsen street is unaffected.

National highway and facilities access restricted.
Closed for winter period (mid-November to late April)

Basics of Japanese inn

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Whart is a Ryokan?

Ryokans provide a little insight into Japanese culture ordinary Western-style hotels cannot offer. There are many of these kinds of ryokans in Kusatsu.

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Tips for using large baths

The baths found at many of the accommodations are shared with other guests. There are manners that should be followed when using these public baths.

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Meals

Prices for Japanese hotels and ryokans usually include dinner and breakfast. Meals will vary depending on where you stay, but many offer buffets, Japanese cuisine, and/or Western-style dishes for dinner.

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Tips for using Japanese-style rooms

Japanese-style rooms feature tatami mats. When entering a room with tatami mats, please remove your shoes. Some hotels and ryokans have staff that will lay out your futons at night while you are away from your room.