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Sansho House

Sansho House is a unique accommodation space, renovated from a 50-year old former wooden school building. We invite guests to sleep in hand-crafted wooden beds arranged in the former classrooms of the school. Local staff members eagerly await your visit to share their stories and thorough knowledge of the local region.

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Katakuri House

Katakuri House is an accommodation venue housed in a renovated former school from the 19th century. Located in the hidden scenic area of Akiyamago, the school was the educational hub for local children for 108 years before its closure in 1992. The local staff members at Katakuri House who are enchanted by the abundant nature and history of Akiyamago look forward to welcoming you with its comfortable rooms and delicious cuisine.

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Ubusuna House

This former minka house built in 1924 is reborn as a museum of potteries. On the ground floor, distinguished Japanese potters have reimagined a traditional cooking stove, washbasin, and bathtub. Visitors are welcome to enjoy local cuisines and delicacies cooked by local women and served in plates and bowls created by these potters. Three tea rooms on the upper floor also serve as a gallery space.
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Australia House

Located in the Urada village in Matsunoyama area, Australia House was built in 2012 as a platform to foster exchange between Japan and Australia. Artists, curators and students have stayed in the house and created and presented their artworks while local people have discovered the diverse cultures existing within Australia. We are pleased to invite the general public to experience staying in this distinctive cultural facility.
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House of Light

The House of Light is a work of art created by James Turrell, renowned globally as "an artist of light". At this experimental piece you can experience the artist's world of art, is an architectural structure unparalleled elsewhere in the world. It was conceived as a guest house for meditation, as Turrell found this concept in Junichiro Tanizaki's essay "In Praise of Shadows". He came up with the idea of incorporating his work on light into the intimate light of a traditional Japanese-style house.

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Echigo-Tsumari "Kamigo Clove Theatre"

The former Kamigo Junior High School was reborn as an alternative hub for performing arts during ETAT2015. Artists are invited to stay in this space, surrounded by abundant nature, to devise and present their performance. The theatre aims to explore the possibility of performing arts in the region and thus become a platform for exchange between different cities and this region.
※ Due to ETAT2018, available reservation period is limited. Please check the information section for details.

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Dream House

An artwork by Marina Abramović which provides guests with a unique opportunity to reflect upon themselves by dreaming overnight. Guests are invited to "participate" in the artwork directly through wearing a special sleeping suit, sleeping in a unique bed, and keeping notes of their own dreams, which will be contributed to the house's "Dream Book".
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Shedding House

Shedding House is a renovated 150-year old minka house. By carving every surface of this abandoned house, Junichi Kurakake and volunteers of Nihon University College of Art Sculpture Course opened up the enclosed space and helped it "shed" and turn into a work of art. We invite you to enjoy the special experience of staying in an artwork in this farming region and being served home-made cuisine.
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There are many other places to stay in Echigo-Tsumari. If you want to explore other places in this area, please directly contact information desk at local tourism associations.

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Sansho House

Sansho House is a unique accommodation space, renovated from a 50-year old former wooden school building. We invite guests to sleep in hand-crafted wooden beds arranged in the former classrooms of the school. Local staff members eagerly await your visit to share their stories and thorough knowledge of the local region.

More

Katakuri House

Katakuri House is an accommodation venue housed in a renovated former school from the 19th century. Located in the hidden scenic area of Akiyamago, the school was the educational hub for local children for 108 years before its closure in 1992. The local staff members at Katakuri House who are enchanted by the abundant nature and history of Akiyamago look forward to welcoming you with its comfortable rooms and delicious cuisine.

More

Ubusuna House

This former minka house built in 1924 is reborn as a museum of potteries. On the ground floor, distinguished Japanese potters have reimagined a traditional cooking stove, washbasin, and bathtub. Visitors are welcome to enjoy local cuisines and delicacies cooked by local women and served in plates and bowls created by these potters. Three tea rooms on the upper floor also serve as a gallery space.
※Available reservation period is limited. Please check the information section for details.

More

Australia House

Located in the Urada village in Matsunoyama area, Australia House was built in 2012 as a platform to foster exchange between Japan and Australia. Artists, curators and students have stayed in the house and created and presented their artworks while local people have discovered the diverse cultures existing within Australia. We are pleased to invite the general public to experience staying in this distinctive cultural facility.
※Available reservation period is limited. Please check the information section for details.

More

House of Light

The House of Light is a work of art created by James Turrell, renowned globally as "an artist of light". At this experimental piece you can experience the artist's world of art, is an architectural structure unparalleled elsewhere in the world. It was conceived as a guest house for meditation, as Turrell found this concept in Junichiro Tanizaki's essay "In Praise of Shadows". He came up with the idea of incorporating his work on light into the intimate light of a traditional Japanese-style house.

More

Echigo-Tsumari "Kamigo Clove Theatre"

The former Kamigo Junior High School was reborn as an alternative hub for performing arts during ETAT2015. Artists are invited to stay in this space, surrounded by abundant nature, to devise and present their performance. The theatre aims to explore the possibility of performing arts in the region and thus become a platform for exchange between different cities and this region.
※ Due to ETAT2018, available reservation period is limited. Please check the information section for details.

More

Dream House

An artwork by Marina Abramović which provides guests with a unique opportunity to reflect upon themselves by dreaming overnight. Guests are invited to "participate" in the artwork directly through wearing a special sleeping suit, sleeping in a unique bed, and keeping notes of their own dreams, which will be contributed to the house's "Dream Book".
※Available reservation period is limited. Please check the information section for details.

More

Shedding House

Shedding House is a renovated 150-year old minka house. By carving every surface of this abandoned house, Junichi Kurakake and volunteers of Nihon University College of Art Sculpture Course opened up the enclosed space and helped it "shed" and turn into a work of art. We invite you to enjoy the special experience of staying in an artwork in this farming region and being served home-made cuisine.
※ Available reservation period is limited. Please check the information section for details.

More

Other accommodation facilities

There are many other places to stay in Echigo-Tsumari. If you want to explore other places in this area, please directly contact information desk at local tourism associations.

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