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

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



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


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

Get in


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



  • Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden
  • Lake Biwa Museum






  • Ubaga-mochi, a small bean-paste cake







Go next

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

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