[From/to Matsudai station] D: Half-day Matsunoyama route

"Reservations are available at Early-bird Price until July 12.
This course departs at 12:00 p.m. and does not include a guide or lunch. On Saturday, you can tour new and old works in the Matsunoyama area. Enjoy the tour after a relaxing morning at a hotel or ryokan and a thorough visit to Matsudai "Nohbutai".


11:45 Matsudai Station Bus Stop Reception starts
12:00 Departure Matsudai station Exit Bus Terminal
12:20 Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science “Kyororo” or Bijin-Bayashi
Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science “Kyororo”
"Kyororo", with its unique long and narrow exterior, offers exhibits on the theme of satoyama biodiversity and artworks inside and outside the museum.
Please choose to visit either Kyororo or Bijin-bayashi.
*Staying time: 25 min.
Bijin Bayashi
The famous forest "Bijin-bayashi", a beautiful beech forest, is also located next to Kyororo.
12:50 Visualizing Local Memories
【NEW】Nakazaki Tohru
The artist creates installations using light boxes based on information obtained from interviews with local residents. The artist captures the culture and lifestyle rooted in the village from his unique perspective and weaves them into an artwork.
*Staying time: 20 min.
*The image is of past exhibit.
13:15 String all over the house.
"House Memory" Shiota Chiharu
The artist stayed in Echigo-Tsumari for two weeks and stretched black string from the first floor to the ceiling of an empty house. The artist carefully wove the string through the memories that had seeped into the objects and the house.
Staying time: 20 min.
13:50 Quiet Art Space
"Dream House" Marina Abramović
Lodging in an old house for "dreaming". Immerse yourself in the old Satoyama life, sleep in red, blue, green and purple rooms with pajamas designed by the artist, and write down your dreams the next morning.
*Staying time: 20 min.
14:15 A big bull appears in Matsunoyama
"The black symbol" Santiago Sierra
Suddenly, a 10-meter-high black sign resembling the silhouette of a bull appears in the Echigo-Tsumari landscape. This national symbol of Spain stands like a thin shadow, but bravely, on a hill in the middle of nature, not far from human habitation.
*Staying time: 10 min.
14:35 The entire house is covered with art.
【NEW】"in and out" Ayşe Erkmen
This new work is a wire mesh of a house that once collapsed. The contrast between the shiny wire mesh inside and outside will bring an urban feel to the Yuyama house and give it a strong presence along with the beauty of the house itself.
*Staying time: 20 min.
15:05 A colorful monument appeares in the park
【NEW】"strange rocks" elparo
The artist's installation is inspired by "contour lines". Visitors will see a meteorite from another galactic star? Or the rebirth of the earth? The artist creates colorful objects of such "mysterious phenomena".
*Staying time: 20 min.
15:40 The new artwork by Australian artist.
【NEW】Australia House / "Residual Matter" Lauren Berkowitz
Originally an old private house, the facility was renovated. Australian artists have stayed here, and the facility is operated as a base for international exchange in the region as well as a lodging facility. A new artwork by Lauren Berkowitz will be exhibited.
*Staying time: 20 min.
16:30 Matsudai station

Click here for 【[From/to Matsudai station] E: Matsudai route】, which operates on Sundays.

・Itineraries are subject to change or cancellation due to natural disasters or road conditions.
・Some art works require a short walk after getting off the bus. Please bring shoes that are easy to walk in and take off, a hat and drink on hot days, and rain gear in case of rain.
・The arrival time at the final destination may be earlier or later.


Dates Every Saturday from July 13 (Sat) to November 9 (Sat)
Admission "Reservations are available at Early-bird Price until July 12.
[Early-bird Price] JPY 5,000 (regular price 6,000 yen)
(Including bus fare and consumption tax)
*There is no infant fare.
*To participate in the tour, you must have the ETAT Passport (can be purchased at the time of tour purchase) or individual tickets (can be purchased at each artworks).
Deadline Until 11am the service day or as soon as capacity is reached
Origin / Destination Matsudai station
Transportation Charter bus (Morimiya Kotsu)
Capacity 20 persons (min. 1 person)
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 / tour@tsumari-artfield.com

Click here for 【[From/to Matsudai station] E: Matsudai route】, which operates on Sundays.

* There are no interpreters on the tour.
*Please read the terms and conditions of this tour, including the cancellation policy, before participating.
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