Finnish architect, Architectural Office Casagrande & Rintala turned a former industrial dumping site by a river into a park.
※Address: 1650 Kuramata Ko, Tokamachi-city, Niigata)
Museum with permanent collections featuring nature, culture, topography and history of Echigo-Tusmari with museum shop and restaurant.
※Address: 6 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata TEL +81(0)25-761-7767
Admission: Adult JPY800/Children age under 15 JPY400（Different price may apply for special exhibitions)
Opening hours:10:00-17:00 Closed on Wednesdays (or following weekday if national holiday)
Lunch at a museum restaurant within a space created by artist.
An artwork and accommodation by James Turrell who drew inpiration from "In Praise of Shadows” by Junichiro Tanizaki. Visitors will "look into" the sky as it changes colours.
※Address: 2891 Ueno Ko, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
Admission: Adult (age above 15) JPY500円, Children age under 12 JPY250
Opening hours: 11:30-15:30(or 15:00 between Nov and Mar).
A walk-in museum to exprerience the story featuring the last three students of a closed school by Seizo Tashima. Admission: Adult JPY500 / Children age under 15 JPY250（Different price may apply for special exhibitions)
※ Address: 2310-1 Ko Sanada, Tokamachi-city, Niigata /TEL:+81(0)25-752-0066
Opening hours 10:00-17:00、Closed on Wed/Thur (open if national holiday and closed following weekdays instead)
Designed by MVRDV. Check also a restaurant, Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo in the building to enjoy local delicacies. Visit Matsudai History Museum to learn about the region.
※Address: 3743−1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata) TEL+81(0)25-595-6180
Admission: Adult JPY600 / Children age under 15 JPY300
Opening hours 10:00-17:00 Closed on Wednesdays (or following weekday if national holiday)
An informative science museum featuring satoyama creatures and natures.
※Address: 1712-2 Matsukuchi, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata／TEL +81(0)25-595-8311
Admission: Adult JPY500 / Children age under 18 JPY300
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 Closed on Tuesdays (or following weekday if national holiday)
Visit beech tree forest adjecent to the museum.
|10:00||Rent-a-car at Echigo-Yuzasa station|
|10:00||Check out artwork (15 min)||POTEMKIN|
|12:30||Check out artworks, lunch, shopping (85 min)||Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemprary Art, KINARE|
|13:15||Check out artwork (30 min)||House of Light|
|14:15||Check out artwork (45 min)||Museum of Picture Book Art|
|15:35||Check out artworks, shopping (60 min)||Matsudai Nohbutai|
|16:55||Check out artworks, walk in the beech tree forest (60 min)||Kyororo|
|17:40||Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa station|
period : Stay overnight
start point : Tokamachi station
period : Day trip
start point : Matsudai station