Kusatsu (草津市) is a city in Shiga prefecture.
- For the Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture, see Kusatsu.
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.
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.
- Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden
- Lake Biwa Museum
- Ubaga-mochi, a small bean-paste cake
|Routes through Kusatsu|
|Kyoto ← Otsu ←||W E||→ Omihachiman → Nagoya|
|Kyoto ← Otsu ←||W E||→ Ryuo → Nagoya|
|Meishin Expwy ←||W E||→ koka → Kameyama|