Ubusuna House

29 Apr-8 May (everyday), 9 May - 29 Jul (Weekends & Holidays), 30 Jul - 4 Sep (except Tue & Wed), 5 Sep - 13 Nov (Weekends & Holidays)
Photo by KAWASE Kazue

Information and Map

About the artwork

This beautiful thatched-roof former minka house built in 1924 is reborn as a museum of potteries. On the ground floor, distinguished Japanese potters from across the country 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 serve as gallery space as well a comfortable resting space. Ubusuna House has been gaining popularity and attention for its warm atmosphere and the smiling faces and stories of the local women from the mountain village.
【Producer : IRISAWA Yoshitoki / Renovation design : ANDO Kunihiro】

*You can stay overnight in Ubusuna House as a private farmhouse.

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022 New Menu:Ubusuna Gohan
Seasonal small bowls of food cooked by mother, Tsumari pork braised pork and fu with sansai sauce ¥2,000
Mom’s seasonal small bowl of rice topped with fu and sansai sauce ¥1,500
(Summer) In addition to this menu, Grandma’s miso keema curry will be served.
Reservations are required for the following periods.
Spring (Apr 29 (Fri) – July 24 (Sun), Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Autumn <Saturday 9/10~Sunday 11/13> *Reservations will be accepted from August.
Please select your desired date and time [11:00-12:30 / 13:00-14:30] from the reservation form. On the day of the event, please be sure to take your seat within the available time. We will prepare your meal after you arrive, so please take your time to enjoy the freshly prepared meal.
Reservations (in Spring and Autumn)  can be made up to 2 days in advance via the web. If there is space available on the day, reservations can be made by phone by calling Ubusuna House (025-755-2291).

*When dining, you will need to present your Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Passport or pay the admission fee (500 yen for adults) at the reception desk.

*Reservations for groups on closed days are accepted at the special opening. Please feel free to contact us.

Period for accepting lodging applications
Everyday from 4/29/2022 (Fri. holiday) to 11/13/2022 (Sun.) (closed during winter)
Reservations are accepted up to 7 days prior to the desired date of stay.
25,000 yen per person (breakfast and dinner included)
Up to 3 persons (limited to 1 group per night, 1 building reserved)
Please apply using the reservation form. (7 days prior to the desired date of stay)
Local mothers’ home-cooked meals are prepared with the best seasonal ingredients.
Facilities】】 【Overview of Facilities
Living room, irori, bathroom, lavatory, bedroom, parking lot *Cooking facilities are not available.
Check-in and check-out
Check-in: 17:30-19:00 / Check-out: 9:00 the next morning
Please pay by credit card at the time of reservation. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please contact us by e-mail.
Cancellation Fee
*Accommodation fee of ¥25,000 per person will be charged.
7 days prior to reservation: 50% of the room charge
5 days prior to reservation: 70% of the room charge
The day before or the day of the reservation: 100% of the room charge

Information and Map

Artwork no. T120
Production year 2006
Opening hours 11:00-16:00
Admission Please purchase the Individual Ticket JPY 500 (Ubusuna House Entrance Fee), ETAT Passport to view the artworks.
Area Tokamachi
Village Gannyu
Official website https://urakata.in/new_reserve/calendar/tsumari_artfield?course_id=21672
Open dates 29 Apr-8 May (everyday), 9 May - 29 Jul (Weekends & Holidays), 30 Jul - 4 Sep (except Tue & Wed), 5 Sep - 13 Nov (Weekends & Holidays)
Venue 3110 Higashishimogumi, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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