Enjoy the Triennale! How to make the most of the official tours


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The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is now only two months away. Spring has come much earlier than usual in Echigo-Tsumari, and we can already feel the early summer weather. The official tours during the Triennale are now on sale! We have prepared many courses for this year’s official tours.

A variety of tours are available on weekdays as well.
We have prepared 5 types of official tours throughout the Triennale period. The five courses are designed so that they do not overlap in terms of the works they stop by. Please combine several courses to enjoy the various artworks of the Festival.

~3 courses with a guide and lunch ~

Recommended for those who want to see the best of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and those who are visiting Echigo-Tsumari for the first time.

【Echigo Yuzawa Station】 A:Echigo-tsumari Course

Dates of operation: Days when the Triennale is held
*Temporary suspension: 9/7

Digest tour of all six areas of Echigo-Tsumari. The tour will trace the history of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, with a focus on the base facilities where new works and special exhibitions are being developed. Lunch will be served at TSUMARI KITCHEN, where you will enjoy a new tour-only menu supervised by Chef Fumio Yonezawa.

For a thorough tour of the northern part of Echigo-Tsumari, Tokamachi and Kawanishi area,
【Tokamachi Station】B:Tokamachi / Kawanishi Course

Dates: Every Saturday and Monday during the Triennale
*Temporary Off: 7/13, 20, 8/17, 24, 31, 9/7, 23, 10/5, 12, 20, 11/9

This course will take you to the Tokamachi and Kawanishi areas in the northern part of Echigo-Tsumari. Lunch will be served at Ubusuna House, an old thatched-roof house, where you will enjoy dishes carefully prepared by the mothers of the village. The departure and arrival at Tokamachi Station is another point that makes this tour different from the other two courses. This tour is also different from the other two courses in that it departs from and arrives at Tokamachi Station.

Course of the Nakasato / Tsunan area in the south of Echigo-Tsumari!
Echigo-Tsumari Art Trips C: Nakasato / Tsunan Course

Dates: Every Friday and Sunday during the Art Festival
*Temporary suspension: 7/14, 8/9

This tour will visit the Nakasato and Tsunan areas at the southern tip of Echigo-Tsumari. The highlight of the tour is the Oakasawa village in the unexplored Akiyamago region. You will be able to feel the dynamic nature and the history rooted in the region. Those who are not comfortable driving on mountain roads can take the bus.

~ Perfect for those with limited time. Afternoon only course without a guide~

This is a light course that departs at 12:00 p.m. and does not include a guide. On Saturday, spend the morning at your hotel or ryokan and enjoy the tour after a thorough visit to “Matsudai  NOHBUTAI”

Tour of new and old works in Matsunoyama area
[From/to Matsudai station] D: Half-day Matsunoyama route

Dates: Every Saturday during the Art Festival

Tour of new and old works in Matsudai area
[From/to Matsudai station] E: Half-day Matsudai route

Dates: Every Sunday when the Art Festival is held

Quick Reference Table by Day of the Week

▼ Advance Pricing!
What makes the Official Tour different from previous tours is that there are advance sales prices for the tour!

Both the Official Tour and the Passport to the Productions are available at advance sale prices until July 12 (Fri.), the day before the opening of the festival.
For example, if you apply for the Passport and 3 tours at the regular price, you can save 4,000 yen!

Passport to view artworks: Normally 4,500 yen → Advance sale: 3,500 yen
A:Echigotsumari course: Regularly 13,000 yen → advance sale 12,000 yen
B:Tujimachi-Kawanishi Course: Regularly 13,000 yen → 12,000 yen in advance
C:Nakasato-Tsunan Course: Regular 13,000 yen→Advance 12,000 yen

Whether you can’t wait until the opening of the season or usually make plans after the season starts, we recommend that you check out this year’s official tours ahead of time!

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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