Let's taste spring art and seasonal wild vegetables!


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After an all-white winter, warm spring will soon arrive.
Why not spend a day surrounded by art in pleasant temperatures?
If you want to visit Echigo-Tsumari in spring, we recommend the official tour that runs through May 6.
Here are the attractions of the “Echigo-Tsumari Tour Satoyama Buffet & Echigo-Tsumari Winter Tour to Taste Fresh Greenery and Wild Vegetables” running from April 27 (Sat) to April 29 (Mon) and from May 3 (Fri) to May 6 (Mon).

Attraction (1) "Movement

The official tour departs from Echigo Yuzawa Station. The Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train stops at this station, making it easy to access from distant places. When viewing the artworks on your own, there are many things to consider, such as the order in which to visit the artworks, where to have lunch, driving and transfer times, etc. With the official tour, you will meet your guide at the reception desk, board the bus, and then simply enjoy the tour. During the tour, the tour guide will explain the history of the festival and the characteristics of each area. The official tour guides are staff members and guide supporters who love visiting artworks and interacting with visitors, so they have a variety of specialties. Many visitors look forward to the guided tours the most.

Attraction 2) Art

The artworks scattered around Echigo-Tsumari, which is rich in nature, look different depending on the season. Even if you have already visited these places once, you will discover new and interesting ways of seeing them depending on the time of year, the guide and the members of the tour. The guide will also show you outdoor artworks that you can see from the car window. Please enjoy the artworks from various angles.

Artworks and facilities to be visited on the official spring tour

Museum on Echigo-Tsumari(MonET)

mothers at Ubusuna House

House of Light

Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art

Tunnel of Light

In addition, the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, MonET is currently holding a series of exhibitions, Vol. 5 “My back is heavy” by Kyoko Izutsu.

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art MonET Series Exhibition Vol.5 “My back is heavy” by Kyoko Izu
Photo by Sakamoto Osamu

Lunch at Ubusuna House
The 100-year-old Ubusuna House restaurant is an old thatched thatched house, and the building itself is dotted with works of art.
The second floor is a pottery exhibition space consisting of three tea rooms, and the restaurant is also a work of art.

Photo by Yanagi Ayumi

Local mothers serve seasonal small bowls of vegetables they grow themselves and wild vegetables from the satoyama, as well as a main dish. You can taste fresh and flavorful delicacies.

Photo by Yanagi Ayumi

The lively smiles and chatter of the village women are also popular.

Reservations for the official spring tour, which is full of attractions, are being accepted until 6:00 p.m. the day before the tour!
Whether you are visiting Echigo-Tsumari for the first time or a repeat visitor, you will enjoy this tour. Why not take this opportunity to fully enjoy the artworks scattered in the fresh green Echigo-Tsumari, explanations of the artworks by guides who have a love for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, and local meals?

【Start from JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station】Fresh Greenery and Sansai (Wild Vegetables) Tour

Dates: 2024/4/27 (Sat) – 4/29 (Mon), 5/3 (Fri) – 5/6 (Mon)
Fees: General 13,500 yen / Elementary to junior high school students 11,000 yen / Infants (3 to 5 years old) 3,000 yen / Children under 3 years old 0 yen (infant fee if meals and bus seat are required)
(Bus fare, guide fee, lunch fee, artwork viewing fee, and consumption tax included)
*Itinerary may be changed or cancelled due to natural disasters or road conditions.
*Arrival time at the final destination may be changed or cancelled. Please reserve your return Shinkansen train well in advance.

For inquiry

Echigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center
Address Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET 6-1, 71-2, Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture, 948-0003
E-mail info@tsumari-artfield.com
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