Enjoy "Yukimi Gozen" and Echigo-Tsumari in winter! One-day bus tour from/to Echigo Yuzawa

A guided one-day bus tour from and to Echigo-Yuzawa Station, 90 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen. For lunch, enjoy "Yukimi Gozen," a meal prepared by local mothers in the village, and experience the deep snow in the satoyama and winter art.

If the Kiyotsukyo Gorge Tunnel is temporarily closed due to heavy snowfall, we will make a stop at an alternative site. Please understand beforehand.
The order and time of the stops will vary depending on the venue of Yukimi Gozen.

Information and Map

10:00 Meet at and depart from Echigo-Yuzawa station
40 min
10:40 The entire tunnel is a work of art.
Ma Yansong / MAD Architects「Tunnel of Light」
Experience a spectacular view of nature that varies with the seasons at the popular Kiyotsukyo Tunnel, where the inside of the tunnel is fused with art.
12:20 Enjoy a unique local "Hare Day" flavor for lunch.
Enjoy Yukimigozen
The dishes served in the "Yukimi Gozen" are not only nutritious but also tasty and satisfying, and the rice and vegetables are locally grown to keep you going through the harsh winter months. In the old days, weddings and funerals were held at home, and the dishes are served on lacquer ware gozen, which have been preserved in houses since ancient times.
14:15 Enjoy "snow art" that utilizes the possibilities of snow in art.
A special exhibition at Matsudai Nohbutai:Snowy Wonderland
We have prepared a variety of programs that allow you to enjoy art, food, and agriculture in the satoyama field in winter, such as "snow art" that utilizes the potential of snow as a material for art, sledding in the abundant snow, experiencing a kamakura, and baking rice cakes.
15:15 A large-scale installation in which an entire closed school is transformed into a work of art
Christian Boltanski+Jean Kalman「The Last Class」
The Last Classroom, one of the representative works of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, is a work that traps the memory of a place in a building, densely and heavily, in a region that is shut down by deep snow for five months. The work is usually closed in winter, but this year it will be open to the public for a special viewing.
16:20 At night, a fantastic world lit up with light art spreads out for a limited time.
Museum on Echigo-Tsumari (MonET)/Night Museum
The world of "Hokuetsuseppu" a bestseller from the Edo period (1603-1868) about life in a region with heavy snowfalls, is transformed into art at MonET, the base facility for the art festival, which was renovated in the summer and has many new works on display. At night, a fantastic world is lit up with light art.
Some of the outdoor artworks are only open to the public during the daytime and cannot be viewed at night.
18:15 The tour completes at Echigo-Yuzawa station

※ We will inform you in case if a part or whole itinerary is changed or cancelled.
※ Please be informed that the artworks to visit and the order of visiting those artworks may be changed.
※ We would recommend to book a return Shinkansen departing during 19:00 hour to avoid missing a train as returning time to Echigo-Yuzawa station may be delayed.


Dates 1/29 (Sat.), 2/5 (Sat.), 2/11 (Fri., holiday), 2/12 (Sat.), 2/19 (Sat.), 2/26 (Sat.), 3/5 (Sat.) [7 days total].
Admission General (junior high school students and older) 14,800 yen, elementary school students and younger 12,800 yen
(bus fare, common passport fee, lunch, guide fee, consumption tax)
Deadline By noon of the day before the date of operation
Origin / Destination Echigo Yuzawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal
Transportation Bus
Capacity 15 people (minimum number of participants: 1)
Host Travel planning and implementation: Registered Travel Agency Region-440 by the Governor of Niigata Prefecture, NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization, 3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture (Full member of the All Nippon Travel Agents Association)
Business day(Thursday)~(Tuesday) 9:00-18:00 Contact us025-761-7749/tour@tsumari-artfield.com

No tour guide will accompany the tour.
Please read the terms and conditions of this tour before participating.
NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Travel Conditions

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Standard Conditions of Travel

For inquiries, please contact the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Center at 025-761-7767 (9:00-18:00, closed on Wednesdays).

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