- 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 stage located crossroads of Nakasendo road and Tokaido road for travelers to Tokyo from all over Japan.
Kusatsu is 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 Kusatsu Station. 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|