Explore Echigo-Tsumari by train

Tokyo (via Echigo-Yuzawa)/
Tokyo (via Echigo-Yuzawa)

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.

Matsudai Nohbutai

"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

Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo (c/o Matsudai Nohbutai)

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.

Joyama area (behind Matsudai Nohbutai)

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.

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Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

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

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Akashi no yu (c/o KINARE)

Dip into an onsen (hotspring) Akashi no yulocated at the ground floor of the museum. Check out artwork by Les eaux du ciel(T029).

This Course Program

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
5 min
10:00 Check out artworks and lunch at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama ShokudoMatsudai Nohbutai
5 min
13:50 Depart Matsudai station
13 min (Hokuhoku line)
13:59 Tokamachi station
15 min
14:15 Check out artworks and have a cup of tea at Bar Echigo-ShinanogawaEchigo-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.

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Day trip to art world: explore Echigo-Tsumari by car (19 Jan - 24 Mar)

period : Day trip

start point : Echigo-Yuzawa station