Autumn 2019: Family friendly itinerary

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

A family friendly itinerary taking you to enjoy artworks including lunch.
Make sure you grab the special ticket before your jorney.


A natural science museum opened in 2003. Discover about living creatures in Satoyama and the re-installation of the much loved exhibition The Secret of Beech Tree Forest from 19 October. Walk through the beech tree forest adjecent to the museum.

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Matsudai Nohbutai

Hub facility with about 30 artworks outdoor dotted around the surrounding Satoyama. Visit the special exhibition Okome Expo and join tasting of freshly harvested rice.Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo offers buffet lunch on weekends, eat as much as you like from around 20 different dishes made of locally grown ingridients.

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Museum of Picture Book Art

A walk-in museum in the closed elementary school featuring a story of the last three students by Seizo Tashima, the author of Chikarataro. In autumn 2019, you can enjoy the special exhibition of the original drawings by him. Hachi Cafe in the museum is a perfect spot for lunch, afternoon tea.

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"Kiss and Goodbye" by Jimmy Liao

Artworks at Doichi and Echigo-Mizusawa stations on JR Iiyama Line in the distinctive-shape warehouse in the snow country by Jimmy Liao, the popular picture book artists from Taiwan.

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Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

Permanent art collections invite you to "experience" artworks and the special exhibition in autumn "I have a dream-Tango Manga Exhibition" will feature artworks seen from unique perspective. Dip into Akashi-no-yu (onsen) on site after the long day of exploring.

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This Course Program

9:00 Visit "Kyororo"Kyororo
20 min
10:30 Visit "Matsudai Nohbutai"Matsudai Nohbutai by MVRDV
25 min
13:00 Visit Museum of Picture Book Art and have lunch"Museum of Picture Book Art" by Seizo Tashima
15 min
14:30 Visit "Kiss and Goodbye""Kiss and Goodbye" by Jimmy Liao (Doichi station)
15 min
15:00 Visit Ehigo-Tsumari Satoyama Musuem of Contemporary Art, KINAREEhigo-Tsumari Satoyama Musuem of Contemporary Art, KINARE

Other courses

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

period : Day trip

start point : Echigo-Yuzawa station