Soba in Echigo-Yuzawa Onsen


Just outside the train station's east exit, on the corner, Kikushin serves delicious soba (buckwheat noodles; hot or cold) and crunchy tempura (including mountain mushrooms) – perfect on a cold day.
Udon in Echigo-Yuzawa Onsen


The family at this fabulous little nabe (hot pot) restaurant prepares handmade udon noodles and various small beer-drinking sides. It's intimate and always busy.