A little way from the centre of Kusatsu, across the road from the Baelz Memorial Hall which commemorates the resort's founder, Kusatsu Farmers' Shop sells a huge range of locally produced food and drinks. There are liqueurs, wines, beers and spirits; cakes, cookies and jams made from a variety of fruits; pickles, sauces and other condiments, beef jerky, bacon jerky, and much, much more. Some of it I couldn't identify, but a lot of the goods are labeled in English as well as Japanese. It's a really good place to pick up gifts for friends and family, and some treats for yourself too.
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