Art and Satoyama-Luxury Tour

This tour proposes a new guided Satoyama trip with art at the forefront. The biggest highlight is an art tour led by a private guide who knows everything about “Echigo-Tsumari Art Field”. You will encounter popular contemporary and local art in the stunning Satoyama landscape. In addition, you will taste the bounty of the Satoyama area, experience the luxury of being at one with nature, and interact with the local people through various activities to complete your one-of-a-kind trip.


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DAY 1)
Satoyama welcomes you! Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa station where you will meet your guide who will navigate you through the local culture and people who live there. First, you'll enjoy plenty of locally farmed and seasonal Satoyama cuisine, some ingredients that can only be enjoyed in Satoyama. After lunch, you will step into Echigo-Tsumari, home to the world's largest art festival. And finally, finish the day at our selected accommodation in Tokamachi.

DAY 2)
Exploring the Art Festival with a private guide:
Take a private art tour with a local guide who has built up the art festival as a pioneer member of regional art festivals, held all over Japan in recent years. The tour is curated from approximately 300 artworks to provide an original art experience. Transportation will be by a private car.

DAY 3)
Experience Satoyama‘s luxurious life with local people:
Spend another day in Echigo-Tsumari and you will feel your senses come to life in Satoyama. “Satoyama Luxury” is something you can encounter in each season at this beautiful farmhouse-cum-guest house. The owner of the guest house moved to Tokamachi because he was fascinated by its terraced rice paddies. Karl Bencks is a German architect who specialized in revitalizing old private homes. Together they transformed the over 100-year-old house into a property that combines functionality and design. During your stay here, you will simply enjoy the leisurely flow of time amidst the spectacular view of the terraced rice paddies spread out before you. We hope this experience amongst the terraced rice fields with help you feel relaxed and regenerated.

*The price shown is calculated based on the two people traveling.

*The price includes accommodation with breakfast, guides, and private car service.

*Our tour are customizable, so all itineraries and price quotes are uniquely tailored to our guests.

*The only exact price will be the one you receive in your personalized quotation.

*This tour will not be held during the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.

*Itineraries are subject to change or cancellation especially in winter due to natural disasters or road conditions.

*Tour sales and operations may be cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus infection.

*We ask for your cooperation in taking local measures against coronavirus infection.


Dates The tour is offered all year round, but some dates may not be available depending on the time of year. Please also note that tours are not available during the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.
Admission From ¥200,000/ Per person 3days/ 2nights
Deadline Three months in advance
Origin / Destination Departure from Echigo-Yuzawa Station
Transportation By private car
Capacity 1-4 people

[Host] wondertrunk & co.

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