A day-trip from Tokyo and explore the region by train. Itineary includes visiting artworks as well as enjoying local delicacies and local landscape.
This day trip from Tokyo includes visit to two must-see museums in Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. Encounter artworks in satoyama environment at Matsudai Nohbutai as well as unique artworks capturing the nature, history and culture of the region by internationally acclaimed artists at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE.
"A field museum" hosting approximately 40 artworks within and outside of the museum. Visit special exhibitions at the gallery space or join guided tour and walk with local guide to explore satoyama. （Photo by Osamu Nakamura）
※Address：3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata（adjecent to Matsudai station） ／TEL +81(0)25-595-6180
Looking over terraced rice field from glass window and enjoy bounty of Satoyama. Buffet during the weekends offers approximately 20 different kinds of dish inspired by traditional recipe of Matsudai with modern twist.
Explore satoyama as you follow artworks dotted around Matsudai Nohbutai. Takes about one to two hours depending on routes. A route map is available from the reception at Matsudai Nohbutai.
The museum with permanent collections under the theme of the nature, culture and geography of Echigo-Tsumari includeTunnel, Rollin Cylinder, 2012, and LOST#6. Visit museum shop to buy artists designed products or distinctive local products for souvenir.（Photo by Osamu Nakamura）
※Address：6 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata) (15 min walk from Tokamachi station)／TEL +81(0)25-761-7767
Dip into an onsen (hotspring) Akashi no yulocated at the ground floor of the museum. Check out artwork by Les eaux du ciel（T029).
|7:48||Depart Tokyo station|
|1 hour 16min（Max Toki 305）|
|9:08||Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa station|
|9:14||Depart Echigo-Yuzawa station on snow-rabbit|
|Approximately 45min (on Hokuhoku Line)|
|9:49||Arrive at Matsudai station|
|10:00||Check out artworks and lunch at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo||Matsudai Nohbutai|
|13:50||Depart Matsudai station|
|13 min (Hokuhoku line)|
|14:15||Check out artworks and have a cup of tea at Bar Echigo-Shinanogawa||Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE|
|Visit artworks around KInare including Choma, Three Travelers, Ikote.|
|16:00||Enjoy Akashi no yu (onsen)|
|17:00||Dinner at a restaurant around Tokamachi station|
|18:45||Depart Tokamachi station|
|30 min (on Hokuhoku line)|
|19:20||Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa station|
|19:40||Depart Echigo-Yuzawa station|
|1 hour 20 min（Max Toki 344）|
|21:00||Arrive at Tokyo station|
|＊Please check the latest situation of train timetable before your visit.|
period : Stay overnight
start point : Tokamachi station
period : Day trip
start point : Matsudai station