Well...It's me, Alien.
At the Yubatake (Hot spring field).
Alien went to the Kusatsu onsen (Kusatsu Hotspring).
The Yubatake was invented to cool the source of hot spring down. This is a unique culture in this area.
The amout of hot spring water was huge. It was like a fall.
This area was full of sulfur smell. Alien got used to it in an hour though.
Alien walked around the Yubatake area.
Alien found a nice gate.
It was a cafe with a foot bath.
Customers can have a drink and take a foot bath.
Alien's legs didn't reach the foot bath, but Alien didn't mind.
Let's go to the Yumomi show! Yumomi is a traditional way to cool down hot spring water.
500yen (about $5) for entrance.
Alien watched a traditional dance.
They were cooling down hot spring wather by stirring the water with the large wooden paddles. They were singing a local folk song.
With this method, people can take a bath without diluting the source of hot spring. The source of Kusatsu hot spring is very hot.
Toursits can join Yumomi.
Alien was too short to do Yumomi...
Alien found a sign for Onsen Tamago (hot spring Eggs).
Onsen tamago is a must in hot springs in Japan.
They offered one egg for 100yen (about $1).
Good size for Alien.
Jiggly jiggy, yum yum.
A view of the Yubatake at night was also great.
This is Mr. (or Ms.?) Gunma-chan, an official mascot of Gunma prefecture.
We became friends. Yes, friendship.