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Gunma - Kusatsu Onsen - Yubatake 1 / 群馬県草津温泉 湯畑 1
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A short trip to Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture. Yubatake.

From a tourist’s perspective you can’t talk about Kusatsu without a mention of Yubatake, which is in fact a giant hot spring located in the heart of Kusatsu town.  The emerald colour at the lower end of Yubatake is positively brilliant. A popular spot? Absolutely. Spectacular?  I think I’m inclined to give that award to Ousen Falls a couple or so kms away.

The sun wasn’t being very co-operative when I was taking the pano here. It decided to move in and out of the clouds quickly all the time and so each source photo ended up with a very different light. An obvious solution was to wait a little while and re-shoot but this wasn’t really possible as my travelling companions were wanting to hurry on to a local soba joint (noodle house) which was supposedly held in high regard. By whom or for what exactly I was not sure, I was only following. (If you really must know what happened, the place was closed that day!)

群馬 温泉 360度パノラマ

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