Returning exhibition - Story of Bijinbayashi: A secret of beautiful beech tree forest in Satoyama


The exhibition first shown in autumn-winter in 2017 returns to the museum again. The exhibition features beech tree forest in Matsunoyama sharing the secrets of beech tree in four seasons through showing the life in Satoyama and the distinctive eco-system in the snow country. Visitors are welcomed by an amazing bird-view movie of bijinbayashi taken by drone and invited to follow questions and stories such as “who gave the name “bijinbayashi” to the beech forest?”, “is there a hidden underground tunnel in the beech tree forest?”, and “is it true that the beech trees in the bijinbayashi are getting weak?” The exhibition encourages you to participate and engage with stories of the distinctive beech tree forest in the region.

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Looking for living creatures in Satoyama

Date Click ≫here for details.
Time 13:00 – 14:30
Price Adult JPY500 / Child age between 7 and 18 JPY300
Free for child before school age and friend of the museum
※ Admission is required separately.
Booking is required Max. 20

Bird watching for children

Date Click ≫here for details.
Time 8:00 –
Price Free
Booking is not required.

Regular bird watching

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Time 6:00 –
Price Free
Booking is not required

Kindergarten at beech tree forest

Date Click ≫here for details.
Time 10:00 – 12:00
Price JPY1000 per group (including admission)
Booking is required Max 15
Visit ≫the official website of Kyororo for details and booking.


Date and time Sat 24 Oct 2020 - Sun 14 Mar 2021

Kyororo (Matsunokuchi, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata)

Admission Admission: Adult (high school student and over) JPY500 / Free for child age under 15
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