CoCoLo Yuzawa Gangi Dori opened in December 2009. "Gangi Dori" is a street with a nostalgic atmosphere where the townscape from the early Showa Period has been recreated with houses lining covered alleys ("gangi"). The shops sell a wide variety of local souvenirs, including "sasadango (dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaf)," which is a specialty confectionary of Niigata Prefecture.
The station building also has a lot more to offer, including the "Tabearuki Yokocho," a street lined with restaurants, a tourist information center, the Visitor Center with a rent-a-car counter, and the Ponshu-kan selling numerous kinds of sake.
- 2427-1 Mondo, Yuzawa, Oaza, Yuzawa Town, Minamionuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture
- Around 1 hour and 30 minutes from JR Tokyo Station. Get off at JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station
- JR Ticket Offices (Midori-no-madoguchi): 5:45～22:30
- Open throughout the year
- All year