Kusatsu, Gunma

Kusatsu, Gunma

was founded. Records can be found in the annals of Kusatsu.

engoku period

Almost 400 years later, during the Sengoku period, there is more evidence for the existence of Kusatsu, which, in the meantime, had grown to what is nowadays known as a hot springs resort. Mostly wounded Samurai came here to tend to their wounds. In the on the 7th and 8th of May is a much more traditional festival. The children of the Kindergarten near Kōsenji pull an elephant made of paper around the Yubatake in celebration of Buddha's birthday.

*The are waterfalls near Kusatsu.

The ski area

The nihongo|Kusatsu international ski area|草津国際スキー場|Kusatsu kokusai sukijō on Mount Tengu and Mount Shirane is over 90 years old and besides the Onsen one of the main attractions of Kusatsu. The ski area extends from 2100 meters above sea level down to 1300 meters above sea level. The snow quality is very good and there are ten different routes for all difficulty levels as well as twelve lifts. The longest route is eight kilometers long.

ee also

*Kenji Ogiwara
*Tsugiharu Ogiwara
*Erwin Bälz

External links

* [http://www.town.kusatsu.gunma.jp Kusatsu official website] (In Japanese)
* [http://www.kusatsu-onsen.ne.jp/eng/index.html Kusatsu Onsen Resort website]
* [http://www.kusatsu-onsen.org/index.html Kusatsu Onsen Tourism Association website]


*Kawaai Yūtarō, Onsenshiwa, 1966, Gunma-ken, Agatsuma-Gun, Kusatsu-Machi, 3-7-2 Shigehara

*Kusatsu Kyōikuiinkai, Kusatsuonsen no Bunkazai, 1998, Asahiinsatsukōgyō Kabushikigaisha

*Erwin von Bälz Museum, director Okitsu Hiroyoshi, Toki No Utsuroi (not published)

*Kazumine Daiji, Manga Kusatsumachishi, 2000, Kusatsumachi

*Kusatsu Ryokankyōkai, Meiyukusatsu Onsen Hyakka

*Kusatsu Kankō Kyōkai, Kusatsu Style, 2007

*Kusatsu municipal business division, Kusatsu – The Kusatsu Guide 2002 (edited 2007)

*Kusatsu municipal tourism division, Kusatsu – Kusatsu tourism index

*Kusatsu town hall, special project division, Yubatake VIPs – 100 famous people that visited Kusatsu, 1999

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