Recommeded itinerary for families who want to enjoy art in winter.
Check out "Snowdy Wonderland": Try slide reflecting snowy landscape, drive "Kotatsu Car " to warm up or coincide your visit to see the magnificent work by Leandro Elrich (23 Feb - 24 Mar, closed on Wednesdays).
Stop by for a coffee and sweets at Bar Echigo-Shinanogawa located in the museum.
The only artwork by James Turrell in the world where you can stay - which is open to the public till 15:00.
＊Closed on Wednesdays and other days, please check the offical website.
Check the artwork by Thomas Eller as you drive along R253.
Lunch at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo.Try special cheese buffeet in weekends / national holidays.
Enjoy the special exhibition "a very large room for art/book: reading, making, thinking”
Learn about the life in the snow coutry from the special exhibition, “Winter play and tools”
Look the sign closely as you drive towards Matsunoyama - it also represents the map of Matsunoyama district.
The special exhibition introduces "flower calendar" featuring differnt flowers for respective four seasons in Satoyama and thus feature distinctive diversity of living things in a snow country, beauty of ordinary flowers and plants and their relationship to humans. The museum also presents how much snow falls in the region as well as invites visitors to experience irori .
＊Closed on Tuesdays
From Tokyo｜Depart Tokyo station at 7:48 with Max Toki 305＝Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa station at 9:08
From Niigata｜Depart Niigata station at 8:25 with Toki 310 ＝Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa at 9:08
|Rent-a-car at Echigo-Yuzawa station|
|Drive for an hour|
|10:00||Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE|
|11:30||House of Light by James Turrell|
|12:30||Lunch at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo|
|13:30||Matsudai Nohbutai by MVRDV plus special exhibition|
|14:00||Matsudai History Museum|
|Echigo-Yuzawa station, return a rent-a-car|
period : Day trip
start point : Echigo-Yuzawa station