Mizusawa Udon/ Noodles
Joshu/Gunma has been known for its wheat produce for a long time. Currently, it is the second biggest producer of wheat in Japan. Mizusawa udon, the Japanese white noodle, is characterized by its thick texture and transparency. These characteristics are created only through the use of high quality wheat flour and fresh spring water from the mountains.
There are 13 restaurants registered at the Association of the Trademark Registration of Mizusawa Udon around Mizusawa Temple/Kannon, 7~8 minutes from down town Ikaho by car. The characteristics of Mizusawa udon vary among the restaurants but they are all proud of their own udon, soup, tempura and affordable prices! Mizusawa udon can only be found in Mizusawa whereas other brands such as Inaba and Sanuki can be found everywhere.