House of Light

Photo by ANZAï
Photo by Yamada Tsutomu
Light Program for guests only (Photo by Ishizuka Gentaro)
Photo by Yamada Tsutomu
Photo by Ishizuka Gentaro
Bathroom (available only for guests only) Photo by Yamada Tsutomu
Photo by Yamada Tsutomu
Photo by Yamada Tsutomu

Facility Info and Map

When the sliding roof is opened, the changing light and colours of the sky can be seen through a rectangular opening in the ceiling. The house has many unique devices in making use of light in different ways, including a bath incorporating optical fibres. The House of Light, besides being a popular installation, has also gained popularity as an accommodation facility. We hope that during your stay in this space you will dedicate some time in facing the light amidst the abundant nature of Echigo-Tsumari.
How to book: Click here to check availability and make a booking for overnight stays.

The Light Programme

Indirect illumination designed by Turrell creates a calm and soothing environment. Above the 12.5-mat Japanese-style room “Outside In” is a movable roof. When the roof is opened, the sky appears. The Light Programme with its changing light is meant to emphasise the changing natural colours of the sky both at sunrise and sunset. The bathroom “Light Bath” is furnished with fibre-optic lighting, making for a unique bathing experience as the light on the surface of the water flickers and devices in the water itself also emit light.

Facility Info and Map

Open hours [Visiting for artwork]
[4/1-7/11] 12:00-15:00 Last admission/closes at 15:30
[7/13-10/31] 11:00-15:00 Last admission/closes at 15:30
[11/1-3/31] 11:30-14:30 Last admission/closes at 15:00

Though the year

[7/13-11/10] Tue& Wed (including national holidays)
[12/1-2/28] Tue& Wed (including national holidays)
[3/1-3/31] Wed (including national holidays)

*Temporary closing in 2024:3/24,4/1, 4/10, 4/15, 4/16, 6/4, 7/12, and 11/11
Tel 025-761-1090
Admission [Entrance fee] Adult ¥600, U12 ¥300 (*Depending on the period, Passport for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
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Address 2891 Ueno-Ko, Tokamachi, Niigata
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