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