Noodles in Kusatsu Onsen


Fill up on tasty bowls of sansai soba (buckwheat noodles with mountain vegetables; ¥800) at this popular place on the shopping street that runs behind Yubatake towards Sai-no-kawara. Look for the renovated wooden bu…
Italian in Takasaki

Harappa Ekibiru-ten

Dorothy, you're not in Emilia-Romagna any more. Upstairs inside the JR Takasaki Station building, this local favourite serves every pasta dish conceivable, from standard carbonara and marinara to Takasaki originals …
Soba in Minakami Onsen-kyo


Expect to queue at this popular 'local' specialising in hegi soba (soba flavoured with seaweed and served on a special plate, a hegi). The noodles are hand-rolled fresh every day and the shop closes once they sell o…
Barbecue in Takasaki

Chōsen Hanten

This chintzy Korean-Japanese barbecue joint is unmissable from Takasaki Station's west exit: it's the red-and-cyan building on the corner of the first main intersection to your right. Come for the atmospheric late-n…
Japanese in Kusatsu Onsen


This popular lunch spot is diagonally opposite the bus station and serves filling teishoku (set meals) mainly based around tempura and soba or udon noodles. There's no English menu, but a picture menu makes things e…
Pizza in Minakami Onsen-kyo

La Biere

Simple and tasty wood-fired pizzas are served in this cute pizzeria with pot plants and umbrella-covered decking out the front. Takeaway is also available.