Kusatsu City - 草津市

Kusatsu Yumoto Suishun

Japanese Name: 草津湯元 水春Prefecture: ShigaCity: KusatsuAddress: 525-0067 滋賀県草津市新浜町300Access: Car, bus from various area stations (see website)Category: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: https://suisyun.jp/kusatsu/Price: ¥850 (Weekend & Holiday: ¥950)Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-25:00
Review: Suishun supersento are always very popular and offer an above-average quality in their facilities. The Suishun in the Aeon Mall complex in Kusastu does not deviate from that standard. That said, there is not much to make this one any more special than other supersento. While there is not much close-by completion that will keep people coming, I do not see any reason to go out of your way to visit this one. Mostly this is due to the ineffectual quality of the hot spring. I spent most of my time enjoying the steam and dry saunas here. Not bad, but nothing amazing.
Visit Date: April 2022
*Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: ?Temperature Type: Warm spring - 低温泉pH: ?pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: Ohmi Kusatsu Bijin no Yu - 近江草津 美人の湯


Japanese Name: 桜湯Prefecture: ShigaCity: KusatsuAddress: 525-0032 滋賀県草津市大路1丁目16Access: 10min from JRWest Kusatsu Station / JR西日本 草津駅Category: SentoPrice: Shiga Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: SundayHours: 14:00-22:00
Review: Amazing squeaky feeling well water heated kindly in the baths of this small sento. But that's not the only surprise; there was also a rock-lined bath in the rear corner with a waterfall filling it. There are also some bubbles, some simple jets, a cold-water bath, and a small sauna. The friendly owner explained that they dug a well, hoping for a hot spring, but they only got cool water. While this is not a "natural hot spring," the quality of this well water is outstanding. According to the owner, the water used to be drinkable, but now it's not allowed. As the only sento left here in Kusatsu, it is worth visiting. Including the high-quality water and friendly owner make it even more well worth getting out of the city to visit Sakura-yu. Oh! There are also some great '70s-era tiles.
Highly recommended.
Visit Date: April 2022