Artworks within walking distance from train stations

Two major hubs are located within the walking distance from respective stations and visitors can enjoy many different artworks dotted around these hubs. Tokamachi and Matsudai stations are only 10 minutes apart on Hokuhoku line so check out timetable (as they operates approximately once every hour) and plan your visit to these artworks.

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art / KINARE
・Open everyday (during the festival)
・10 min walk from Tokamachi station on JR Iiyama line and Hokuhoku line

Matsudai Nohbutai
・Open everyday (during the festival)
・Directly connected to Matsudai station, Hokuhoku line

≫Click here to check Hokuhoku line timetable (Hokuetsu Kyuko Website)
≫Click here to checkJR Iiyama line timetable (JR East website)


Driving would give easy access to visit artworks in mountainous areas and deep corner of Echigo-Tsumari.

Tokamachi station
Eki Rent-a-car Tokamachi branch
・2 min walk from west exit of Tokamachi station
・TEL +81(0)25-752-22230

Toyota Rentalease, Tokamachi branch
・1 min walk from west exit of Tokamachi station(8:00-20:00)
・TEL +81(0)25-752-6100

Miyuki Rent-a-car
・3 min walk from west exit of Tokamachi station(7:30-21:00)
・TEL +81(0)25-757-0008

*You need an international driving license to be able to drive in Japan. Arrange it prior to your travel if you are intending to drive a car.

Echigo-Yuzawa station
Eki Rent-a-car Echigo-Yuzawa branch
・Visitor Centre (Take right at the ticketing gate of Echigo-Yuzawa station)(8:00-19:00)
・TEL +81(0)25-785-5082

Toyota Rentalease, Echigo-Yuzawa station branch
・1 min walk from west exit of Echigo-Yuzawa station(8:00-20:00)
・TEL +81(0)25-784-1003

Nippon Rent-a-car, Echigo-Yuzawa branch
・5 min walk from east exit of Echigo-Yuzawa station(8:00-19:00)
・TEL +81(0)25-785-5300

Tsunan Information Centre
Tsunan Suzuki
・4 min by car from Tsunan statino
・TEL +81(0)25-765-2116


Let the local expert to take you to your favourite artworks!

Tokamachi station
Tokamachi Kotsu TEL +81(0)25-752-3146
Tokamachi Taxi TEL +81(0)25-752-3184
Akashi Kotsu TEL +81(0)25-757-3360
Showa Kotsu TEL +81(0)25-768-2237

Tsunan station
Morimiya Kotsu TEL +81(0)269-87-2736
Tokamachi Taxi Tsunan branch TEL +81(0)25-765-2075

Matsudai station
Tobu Taxi TEL +81(0)25-597-2254

Tokamachi Taxi Tazawa branch TEL +81(0)25-763-2366
Taxi Naeba TEL +81(0)25-765-5200


Visit artworks in the centre of Tokamachi or around stations by riding bicycle. Make sure you take enough water as you ride along.

Rent-a-cycle stations
Hokuhoku line Tokamachi station West Exit Tourist Information Centre
・Time:9:00-17:30(※ no booking. only for a day of use.)
・Rental price:Ordinary bicycle JPY300 per day / Mountain Bike JPY 500 per day / Electric-assisted bicycle JPY1000 per day
・No booking required. Register on site. Must return to here at the end of day

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Make the best use of this map to help grasp distances between major artworks and facilities when planning your own travel.
(click here to download a outline map).

Click here to check out which of the artwork are available to visit.test

Make your own map

Use this blank map to keep track of the art and sites you want to visit.

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Model Course

The very first visit to Echigo-Tsumari: Check out must-see artworks

This is an itinerary for those who visit Echigo-Tsumari for the first time to check out must-see artworks. Approx. four hours from Tokyo to Echigo-Tsumari by train or you can rent-a-car from Echigo-Yuzawa station.