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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Gunma - Kusatsu Onsen
Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort
# 6   of 6 most visited sights
in Kusatsu Onsen

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Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort (草津国際スキー場, Kusatsu Kokusai Skījō) is the winter transformation of the steep slopes along the road from Kusatsu Onsen to Mount Shirane. The resort is essentially one long trail from top to bottom that, at eight kilometers, is one of Japan's longest continuous runs. The upper half of Kusatsu Kokusai has a few medium and advanced diversions from the main trail, while toward the base of the mountain the trail opens up to a wide field suitable for beginners.

The resort is just a short walk from some of Kusatsu's famous hot spring baths, where it is popular to take a long hot soak after a day of hitting the slopes. In the summer the resort offers mini golf, grass cart and mountain boarding at its base. A network of hiking trails leads up the mountain toward Mount Shirane, and the resort's ropeway can be used to bypass part of the trail.

Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort
Description Kusatsu Kokusai is a small resort, but has one of of Japan's longest continuous runs (8 km long). It is located just minutes from the famous baths of Kusatsu Onsen.
Season
Mid December to mid April
(From December 14, 2013)
Lifts
12 Lifts
Tickets full day
8:30 to 17:00
4000 yen
Rentals ski
4000 yen
half day
8:30 to 13:00, 12:00 to 17:00
3400 yen
board
4000 yen
nighter
17:00 to 21:00
1800 yen
clothes
3000 yen
Access bus/train Five minutes by free shuttle bus from the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal. One bus per hour. Alternatively, the resort is a 15-20 minute walk from central Kusatsu.

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How to get there
An hourly, free shuttle bus runs between the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal and the ski resort (5 minutes one way). Alternatively, the resort is a 15-20 minute walk from central Kusatsu.

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English Links
Kusatsu Onsen Resort
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort
Official website.

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