city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
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Kusatsu (草津市) is a city in Shiga prefecture.

Kusatsu-juku's main quarters
For the Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture, see Kusatsu.

Understand

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Kusatsu city used to be a prosperous town as a crossroads of Nakasendo road and Tokaido road for travelers to Tokyo from all over Japan.

Tourist information site

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The local tourist association has a Japanese-only guide site and info pages in English on Matcha.

Get in

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Kusatsu has two stations along JR's Tokaido Main Line, Kusatsu Station and Minami-Kusatsu Station, so it is very easy to access from Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. All local, kaisoku, and shin-kaisoku trains stop at both stations. Kusatsu Station is also served by the Kusatsu Line, which connects Kusatsu to Ritto, Koka, and Iga (Tsuge Station) in Mie.

Get around

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  • Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden
  • Lake Biwa Museum
  • Ubaga-mochi, a small bean-paste cake

Drink

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Sleep

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Connect

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Go next

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Routes through Kusatsu
KyotoOtsu  W   E  OmihachimanNagoya
KyotoOtsu  W   E  RyuoNagoya
Meishin Expwy  W   E  kokaKameyama



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