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

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Day trip
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Echigo-Yuzawa station/
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Echigo-Yuzawa station
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Car

Recommeded itinerary for families who want to enjoy art in winter.

※Ensure to put studless winter tyres and drive safely on snowy road.
※It take approximately half-an-hour from Matsudai Nohbutai to KINARE pending road conditions on the way.

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

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).

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Bar Echigo-Shinanogawa

Stop by for a coffee and sweets at Bar Echigo-Shinanogawa located in the museum.

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House of Light by James Turrell

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.

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The Human Re-entering Nature by Thomas Eller

Check the artwork by Thomas Eller as you drive along R253.

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Lunch at Echigo-Matsdai Satoyama Shokudo

Lunch at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo.Try special cheese buffeet in weekends / national holidays.

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Matsudai Nohbutai by MVRDV

Enjoy the special exhibition "a very large room for art/book: reading, making, thinking”

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Matsudai History Museum

Learn about the life in the snow coutry from the special exhibition, “Winter play and tools”

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Step in Plan by John Körmeling (text design Katsumi Asaba)

Look the sign closely as you drive towards Matsunoyama - it also represents the map of Matsunoyama district.

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Kyororo

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

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This Course Program

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
20 min
11:30 House of Light by James Turrell
20 min
12:30 Lunch at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo
13:30 Matsudai Nohbutai by MVRDV plus special exhibition
14:00 Matsudai History Museum
30 min
15:00 Kyororo
80 min
Echigo-Yuzawa station, return a rent-a-car

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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