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Location of Yuzawa in Niigata prefecture
 is an onsen (hot spring) town located in Minamiuonuma District in the mountains of the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecturemarker, Japanmarker.

There are a large number of ski resorts in the area. The town is served by the Echigo-Yuzawamarker and Gala-Yuzawamarker stations on the Jōetsu Shinkansen line, making it one of the most easily accessible winter sports areas from Tokyomarker, and the town's economy is reliant principally on skiing and snowboarding.

Yasunari Kawabata's classic novel Snow Country takes place in Yuzawa.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 8,884 and a density of 24.89 persons per km². The total area is 357.00 km².

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