Visit artworks by recipients of Praemium Imperiale, one of the most prestigeous awards for artists and cultural figures.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov are one of the most prominent artists of this era and known for artworks using paitings, objects, words and sound. Their artwork, The Rice Field, completes when viewing from an observation deck in Matsudai Nohbutai. You will look at the sculptures installed on the terraced rice field representing different phases of rice production through text on a screen celebrating such traditional rice production.（Photo by Osamu Nakamura）
3743−1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture
10:00～17:00 Closed on Wed（in case holiday, the following day will be closed）
Admission Adult JPY600 Children under 15 JPY300
Yayoi Kusama has long been holding the top position in the art scene since 1960s. Tsumari in Bloom is one of her most favourite artworks outdoor. （Photo by Osamu Nakamura）
Enjoy local delicacies at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo.
The Last Class is a collaborative work between Christian Boltanski and Jean Kalman occupying an entire school building which was closed due to the depopulation. The artwork respresenting "non-existance of human being" uses pre-loved objects and expresses lost time and memories.
（Photo by H. Kuratani）
※Address：192 Fujikura, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
※ Please check opening dates and time before visiting this artwork.
Cai Guo-Qiang, who is known for dynamic drawing using gunpowder, transfered a kilm from China to Echigo-Tsumari. Using its interior space for presenting artworks by other artists, this small museum, DMoCA has hosted exhibitions and installations by artists including Ann Hamilton (2012) and Peter Hutchinson (2015) （Photo by ANZAI）
※Located in Mountain Park Tsunan（1745-1 Ko Ueda, Tsunan-town, Nakauonumagun, Niigata Prefecture）
※ Please check opening seasons before visiting this artwork.
|7:48||Depart Tokyo station|
|1h 16m（on Max Toki 307）|
|9:04||Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa station|
|Rent-a-car and drive to Echigo-Tsumari region （1h 10m）|
|10:30||Matsudai Nohbutai (visit artworks, 2h)||The Rice Field
Tsumari in Bloom
|13:15||Arrive at The Last Class||The Last Class|
|13:55||Arrive at DMoCA||DMoCA (Dragon Museum of Contemporary Art)|
|Drive back to Echigo-Yuzawa station (60m)|
|16:08||Depart Echigo-Yuzawa station|
|1h 12m (Max Toki 332)|
|17:20||Arrive at Tokyo station|
period : Day trip
start point : Echigo-Yuzawa station