Spring Holiday One-Day Route by Train

This course also allows you to walk around major facilities such as Matsudai "NOHBUTAI" Field Museum and Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum. Museum on Echigo-Tsumari (MonET), as well as surrounding artworks. After a long day of walking, you can enjoy a refreshing sweat at Akashi no Yu (hot spring) and enjoy the holiday feeling.


7:48 From Tokyo Station (JR Joetsu Shinkansen)
1 hour 17 min.
9:05 Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa Station (Transfer)
9:14 From Echigo-Yuzawa Station (Hokuetsu Express Hoku-Hoku Line)
47 min.
10:01 Arrival at Matsudai Station
3 min.(directly connected to the station)
10:04 First, from the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field base facility
NOHBUTAI Snow-Land Agrarian Culture Center, Matsudai
The building and rooms of the Nohbutai are themselves works of art. Visitors can enjoy the works of Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and various other artists, and the view of the "terraced rice fields" from the observation deck changes with the seasons, making it enjoyable no matter how many times you visit. Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale goods can be purchased at the Matsudai "Nohbutai" Museum Shop. Please make your purchases while calculating the amount of baggage and the time required for the shuttle bus to Matsudai Castle.
You can check the shuttle bus time to Matsudai Castle at the reception desk.
Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo
The "Satoyama Buffet" is served on weekends and holidays, and the "Satoyama Plate" and "Satoyama Curry" on weekdays. The buffet offers a variety of delicacies with local flavors and home-style dishes arranged with plenty of wild vegetables nurtured by the living nature of Echigo-Tsumari. Recharge your energy in the afternoon with a delicious meal.
*Menus may change depending on the season. Please check the details for more information.
"NOHBUTAI" Field Museum and Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum
There are many outdoor artworks in Nohbutai that can be viewed within a short walk, such as Yayoi Kusama's "Tsumari in Bloom" and Koichiro Azuma's "Kaitensuru Absence". Visitors can experience the lush nature of Echigo-Tsumari through these outdoor artworks, which blend into the rice fields and trees as they bask in the spring sun.
10 minutes by shuttle bus + 15 minutes on foot
13:20 A castle full of history and art
Matsudai Castle
Matsudai Castle" is located 15 minutes up the hill from the shuttle bus stop. Three artists have developed their works inside the three-story castle. The 384-meter-high summit offers a panoramic view of the Matsudai area and is a good photo spot. Please wear comfortable clothes.
10 minutes by shuttle bus + 15 minutes on foot
14:42 Matsudai Station
10 min.
14:52 Art inside the station at the entrance of Tokamachi Station West Exit!
Winter Circlet
You can feel the sky, wind, light, and snow from the large chandelier at the entrance of Tokamachi Station.
13:57 Artwork on the ground
Tokamachi was once known for its specialty, Echigo-shuku, a product representative of Echigo in the Edo period. Works featuring ramie (Choma), the material used to make the product, and events are painted in the plaza and alleys leading from Tokamachi Station to MonET. Please look for Yusuke Asai's works blending into the cityscape.
14:02 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale to be held at the base facility
Museum on Echigo-Tsumari (MonET)
The Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art will reopen in 2021 with new artworks and expanded exhibition space. Contemporary artists such as Kohei Nawa, Me [me'], Michiko Nakatani, and others will gather at the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art MonET Museum Shop on the second floor, where visitors can purchase Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale souvenirs and the Earth Rice grown by FC Echigo-Tsumari and other art festival staff.
(In the same facility)
15:05 A short break
hot water of Akashi
Designed by architect Hiroshi Hara, this art and relaxation day spa is equipped with shampoo and body soap. Towel rentals are available, so you can rest lightly after a full day of walking. You can also lie down and rest in the separate men's and women's rest areas, but be careful not to miss your return train.

Detailed information.
Bathing fees: Adults 600 yen, elementary school students 300 yen, silver (70 and over) 500 yen
Towel (bath towel + face towel): 200 yen
Towel (bath towel + face towel): 200 yen
*Adult rate will be changed to 800 yen on April 1, 2024.
10 min.
16:03 From Tokamachi Station (Hokuetsu Kyuko Hokuhoku Line)
16:55 Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa Station (Transfer)
Relaxing in Echigo Yuzawa Station
17:08 Echigo Yuzawa jaamast
12 min.
18:20 Saabumine Tokyo jaama


Dates 4/27/2024-5/6/2024 (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays recommended)
Origin / Destination Tokyo Station / Tokyo Station (via Echigo Yuzawa Station)
Transportation Train
Co-host Lunch: Echigo Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo
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