We tried sasa-dango and anbo with hot coffee and amazake (non-alcholic sweet sake) on the side.
Sasa-dango is a mugwort flavoured mochi wrapped in bamboo leaf, and a traditional convenience food of Niigata. Anbo is a hot fried rice bun with pickled vegetable filling.
You can enjoy local special foods and ski & snowboard in Echigo-Yuzawa.
This area is also a popular all-year resort but mostly famous for it’s excellent ski & snowboard resorts and onsen hot springs.