October 12, 2009

Kusatsu Hot Spring (October 10th - 12th)

Nikawa-no-yu Hot Spring.

We went to Kusatsu Hot Spring again. We wanted to see some fall colors there, and we went to the Mt. Shirane area but it was covered with clouds there and couldn't see that caldera. We took the trail from Sesshou-ga-hara to Mandai-kou when we were back to the hot spring town area. The trail was pretty nice and quiet. We saw some nice beautiful fall colors there.

Nikawa-no-yu Hot Spring.
It is really hot and strong acidity.

Nikawa-no-yu Hot Spring.

The stream of hot spring water.

Thick slices of pork ginger at "Dan", our favorite restaurant (or bar) near the Yubatake.



It was really cold there and it was cold even for the ducks, it seemed.

We found a little bit of snow by Yumi-ike.

Vaccinium uliginosum var. japonicum (Kuromame-no-ki).

Gaultheria miqueliana (Shiratamanoki).

We couldn't see far around the Mt. Shirane.



Fall color leaves.

Viburnum furcatum (Ookame-no-ki).

Gentiana scabra var. buergeri (Rindou).

Sesshougawara area.

The trail from Sesshougawara to Mandaikou.


Mandaikou? One of the origin of the hot spring of Kusatsu.
It looks extremely hot!

Ootaki-no-yu near the Nikawa-no-yu.
They use the water from the both of Nikawa-no-yu spring and Mandaikou spring.

The maple tree by Ootaki-no-yu.

The construction site of Yamba Dam.

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