7 Sights in Kusatsu, Japan (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Kusatsu, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Kusatsu, Japan.

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1. 小汐井神社

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Oshioi Shrine (小汐井神社, Oshioi Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Oji, Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. As the first temple of the Nakasendō, it has received great faith from travelers. It is also worshipped by the surrounding clansmen as a god of safe childbirth. The company name "Oshioi" refers to the fact that in ancient times, when worshipping a god, people first entered the sea, purified themselves by the sea tide, and then participated in the ritual. "Oshioi" village became "Ochinoi" village, and because it was difficult to read the place name, it was changed to "Oji" village by revising the housing label.

Wikipedia: 小汐井神社 (JA)

2. 草津宿本陣

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Kusatsu-juku Honjin (草津宿本陣, Kusatsu-juku Honjin) is the main camp of Kusatsu-juku located in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The owner was called Tanaka Shichizaemon for generations and was called "Tanaka Shichizaemon Honjin". Another honjin in Kusatsu-juku was also the Tanaka family (田中九蔵家), and in order to distinguish between the two, the Shichizaemon honjin, which ran a lumber business, was also called "Kiya Honjin". It is one of the largest of the sites and buildings in existence and is designated as a national historic site.

Wikipedia: 草津宿本陣 (JA), Website

3. 草津宿街道交流館

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Kusatsu City Kusatsu-juku Kaido Kaikan (草津市立草津宿道快館, Kusatsu Shitsu Shiga) is a historical museum located in Kusatsu, Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. It opened in April 1999 as a base for community development aimed at reviving the bustle of Kusatsu-juku in the past.

Wikipedia: 草津市立草津宿街道交流館 (JA)

4. 草津市立水生植物公園みずの森

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草津市立水生植物公園みずの森 Philbert Ono. Photojpn.org (Talk / contribs) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kusatsu Municipal Aquatic Botanical Park Mizu no Mori (草津市立Aquatic Botanical Park Mizu no Mori) is a botanical garden located on the Karasuma Peninsula in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. A small botanical garden with an area of 3.7 ha that opened in 1996 (Heisei 8).

Wikipedia: 草津市立水生植物公園みずの森 (JA)

5. 立木神社

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Tachiki Shrine (立木神社, Tachiki Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kusatsu, Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Since it was located in Kusatsu-juku on the Tokaido, it is worshipped as a shrine for good luck and traffic safety. The former shrine is a gōsha.

Wikipedia: 立木神社 (JA)

6. 滋賀県立琵琶湖博物館

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The Lake Biwa Museum is in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. It was founded in 1996. The theme of the museum is "relationship between lakes and people" and introduces the nature and culture of Lake Biwa, the largest and oldest lake in Japan.

Wikipedia: Lake Biwa Museum (EN)

7. 草津熱帯圏

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Kusatsu Tropical Sphere is the highest zoo in the Japan, located in Kusatsu Town, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture. The type of reptile to be bred is Japan the same. It is a pet-friendly zoo. Use of hot spring heat.

Wikipedia: 草津熱帯圏 (JA), Website


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