Gliding Momonga Course(9/5-11/13 Weekends & Holidays)

The day tour starting from and completing at Echigo-Yuzawa station takes participants to new and popular works. Lunch stop will be at "TSUMARI KITCHEN" where tour participants can enjoy an exclusive course menu featuring local culinary culture with a modern twist. This guided bus tour offers a perfect experience for the first-time visitor as well as a solo participant.


9:15 Meet at the bus terminal at east exit of Echigo-Yuzawa station for registration
9:30 Depart Bus Terminal at East Exit, Echigo-Yuzawa station
30 min
10:00 The entire tunnel has turned into an artwork
"Tunnel of Light" by Ma Yansong / MAD Architects
The tour begins with the visit to Kiyotsukyo Tunnel, which has been constantly popular since its opening with the work by Ma Yansong / MAD Architects. Formed by the 16 million years of the earth's history, Kiyotsukyo is one of the best three gorges in Japan. The 750m long tunnel with integrated artworks offers magnificent scenes of nature in four seasons.
5 min
11:00 The art museum in the space of the gymnasium of the closed school for storing and exhibiting large-scale artworks.
Yukihisa Isobe Memorial Echigo-tsumari Kiyotsu Soko Museum of Art [SoKo]
A special exhibition featuring Isobe Yukihisa who has been presenting his works at ETAT since the first iteration in 2000 and other artists is held in the space of the old closed Kiyotsukyo Primary School. In addition to the permanent collection contributed by Isobe himself, new work is installed in the swimming pool for this year.
15 min
11:45 Transformation of the dump site of industry waste into a beautiful park
"POTEMKIN" by Architectural Office Casagrande & Rintala
The site filled with illegal dumping including tyres and parts of diggers were transformed into a beautiful park. The artist made swings out of the tyres and installed an object with some part of the digger. The park made of industrial materials such as glass, stones, and steals quietly appears in the countryside landscape.
30 min
12:20 Visit both platform for exchange with overseas and the hub of performing art
Hong Kong House / Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre
Hong Kong House was established as a platform offering residency, workshop, and exhibition space for artists for cultural exchange between Echigo-Tsumari and Hong Kong. The work was created through cooperation between local people and Hong Kong people for this summer. Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre occupies the renovated closed junior school and is the ETAT's hub facility for performing arts and currently presents the artwork opened to the public last year.
25 min
13:30 Visit classrooms with artworks in the closed school before lunch
Old Nunagawa Primary School stands as if it is a local school for people of diverse backgrounds. In addition to artworks by artists of Japan and beyond occupying the school building, it is also the home of FC Echigo-Tsumari, a female football team born as a part of ETAT.

Tour participants can enjoy an exclusive lunch using lots of local ingredients which menu is created in consultation with chef Yonezawa Fumio at TSUMARI KITCHEN.
10 min
14:30 Visit here to discover various site-specific arts including "The Rice Field" by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Matsudai Nohbutai Field Museum
Matsudai Nohbutai is one of the ETAT hub facilities in which the entire building and rooms themselves are artworks. Re-opened in the summer of 2021 after renovation, you can enjoy art as you feel and appreciate the surrounding nature and local lifestyle.
20 min
15:20 A picture book story developed in the space of a closed school
"Museum of Picture Book Art" by Tashima Seizo
The closed school in a village has been transformed into a museum featuring the picture book story of the last three students of the school and a teacher by picture book artist, Tashima Seizo. A resident goat family and a ghost who eats memories of the school welcome visitors.
60 min
17:00-17:15 End of the tour

※ The itinerary of the tour is subject to change or cancellation due to road conditions or natural disasters.
※ The sales or operation of the tour may be cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will decide whether to run the tour or not following the ETAT guidelines.
※ We appreciate your cooperation with the COVID-19 measures on-site.
※ We will allocate you a seat on the tour bus. Please make a note when booking if you join the tour with other person(s) if you wish to sit close on the bus.
※ Please make a note when booking should you wish to leave the tour group at the last artwork on the tour itinerary. The itinerary is subject to change when the number of the bus in operation is increased.
※ We suggest you book your return Shinkansen ticket by taking into consideration the delay in the arrival time to the final stop.


Dates Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays between Monday 5 September and Sunday 13 November 2022
Admission Adult (Primary school child and older) JPY13,000 / Child age between 3 and 5 JPY3000 (including bus fare, lunch, guide fee, consumption tax)

※ ETAT2022 Passport is required separately. Please purchase the Passport when you book the tour if you haven't got one.

※ We accept the payment by Visa and Master credit card. Please contact the tour orgraniser by email should you wish to make the payment by bank transfer.
Deadline 00:00 am of the day of the tour
Origin / Destination Echigo Yuzawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal
Transportation Bus (operated by Minami Echigo Kanko)
Capacity 40 (minimum number of participants required: 1)
Host Travel planning and execution: Niigata Prefecture Governor's Registered Travel Agency Region-440, NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization 3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan Travel Agents Association regular member 025-761-7749 /

– The tour will be accompanied by a tour guide but not by an escort. 

-Please read the terms and conditions of this tour, including the cancellation policy, before participating.

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Travel Conditions

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Standard Conditions of Travel

【Methods of payment】

-Book and pay on asoview website

-Credit card (Visa/Master)


-Book now, pay later(Paidy)

-Bank transfer

– Please contact the tour organiser by email. 

※ We are afraid that we don’t accept cash payment on the day of the tour.


Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Centre at +81 (0)25-761-7767 (9:00-18:00, closed on Tuesday

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