100 seats only: Enjoy snow, art and yukimigozen

Sat 29 Feb - 1 Mar 2020
Adult JPY325,00 - JPY55,500
Child age under 12 JPY25,000 - JPY39,000
Please contact if you want to bring a child before school age. All prices are inclusive of tax.
Accommodation: Please choose from eight options.
time limit
Fri 7 Feb 2020 or until sold out
start /
Echigo-Yuzawa station, east exit/
Echigo-Yuzawa station, east exit

After enjoying SNOWART, arts in the snow, the tour will take participants to see a long waited annual event, Echigo-Tsumari Snow Firework. Two occasions of lunch during the guided tour will be Yukimigozen in a village to receive "omotenashi" of local people as well as special lunch produced by CRAXY KITCHEN. Choose your accommodation from six options.

The itinerary below is reference only. It varies depending on at which village you will enjoy Yukimigozen.

Artwork / accommodatio by James Turrell, the artist of light

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Experience winter

Echigo-Tsumari is home for approximately 200 villages and each has its distinctive ways to enjoy winter. Try yukimigozen and feel like living in the village in winter.

Local people in Echigo-Tsumari work hard. As soon as snow dissaper in late spring, they work hard on farming and preserve food for winter before the first snow falls down again.Yukimigozen is a special meal served in a traditional crokery used for generations in families and villages.
Which of the villages you visit is unvailed on the day of the tour.

Matsudai Nohbutai

Visit a special exhibition inside and join and enjoy activities outside in the snow.

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Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks

Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2020 will be held at Belnatio. The largest fireworks over the snowfield in the world will light up winter sky.


Please choose from six options.
Price varies according to your choice of accommodation and number of participants. Dinner will be served at accommodation after the Snow Fireworks.

[1]Belnatio Adult JPY52,000- Child age under 12 JPY39,000-
[2]Hinanoyado Chitose Adult JPY47,500- Child age under 12 JPY36,000-
[3]Shinano-so Adult JPY40,500-  Child age under 12 JPY30,000-
※ Room for single person available
[4]Shirakawaya Adult JPY41,000- Child age under 12 JPY31,500-
[5]Hana to Hotaru Yunosato Yukiguni
Adult JPY41,000- Child age under 12 JPY31,500-
[6]Wataya Ryokan Adult JPY39,000- Child age under 12 JPY29,500-
[7]Hayashiya-Ryokan Adult JPY36,000- Child age under 12 JPY28,000-
[8]Hotel New Tokamachi Adult JPY325,00-
*1 meal (Breakfat only)

The Last Class

Installation by Christian Boltanski and Jean Kalman in an entire closed school. Enjoy the distinctive quiet atomosphere that winter brings which the artist may have felt when visited the site first time.

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Enjoy a special exhibition, "Snowly Wonderland"

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Special lunch by CRAZY KITCHEN

An exclusive lunch for the tour participants at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE.

Tunnel of Light

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About This Tour

※ Price of the tour varies in accordance with the accommodation and type of room of your choice.
Please fill out details in the booking form.
※ Events in the evening may be cancelled due to a bad weather. It is expected that the tempreture will go below zero when watching Snow Fireworks. Please bring layers and put on a pair of non-slipply shose. Please come in colth that keeps you warm and moves you around as you may like to try some of the artworks inviting you to play and experience in SNOWART.
※ Accommodations: Hinanoyado Chitose, Shinano-so, Shirakawa-ya, Hana to Hotaru Yunosato Yukiguni, Hayashiya-ryokan, Wataya-ryokan
※ Cancellation fee: 0% by Sat 8 Feb, 20% if between Sun 9 - Fri 21 Feb, 0% if between Sat 22 and Thur 27 Feb, 40% if on Fri 28 Feb, 50% if until 9:59 am of Sat 29 Feb, 100% after 10 am of Sat 29 Feb.

Information required for your application

Bookign will be open from Sun 1 Dec 2019


This Tour’s Program

ー Day 1 ー
11:00 Meet at bus station in the east exit of Echigo-Yuzasa station East exit of Echigo-Yuzasa station
12:30 House of Light House of Light by James Turrell
15:00 Lunch Yukimigozen or lunch by CRAZY KITCHEN
Which of the villages to have lunch will be kept as a surprise!
16:30 Matsudai Nohbutai SNOWART
17:00 Arrive at Belnatio
18:30 Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2020
Food stolls will be on site.
19:00 Depart Belnatio
Arrive at respective accommodation Stay overnight at the accommodation of your choice
ー Day 2 ー
10:00 Picked up from your accommodation
11:00 The Last Class The Last Class by Christian Boltanski and Jean Kalman
12:00 Kyororo Visit Kyororo, the natural science museum
13:30 Lunch Yukimigozen or special lunch by CRAZY KITCHEN
14:30 SMCK, KINARE Enjoy permanent collections and Snowy Wonderland
15:30 wish The tour expected to conclude between 15:30 and 16;00 depending on which village you may stop for Yukimigozen.

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