One pleasure of visiting Kusatsu is ambling slowly around its narrow streets of traditional buildings, and a good place to do this is 'Onsen Street', running roughly from the town's focus of Yubatake ('Hot water field') to the stately Kusatsu Hotel. There are clothing stores and souvenir shops, stores dedicated to teddy-bears, tableware and exquisite glassware, and vendors selling cakes, boiled eggs and other snacks for you to nibble on as you stroll around.
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I came to Japan from Manchester, England in summer 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I`m not working I write satire at www.iothern.blogspot.com and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check my youtube channel `CunningPunster` for a taste.