[From/to Echigo-Yuzawa Station] A: Echigo-Tsumari route

Reservations are available at Early-bird Price until July 12.
Digest tour of all six areas of Echigo-Tsumari. The tour will trace the history of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, focusing on the base facilities where new works and special exhibitions are developed. You can enjoy lunch at TSUMARI KITCHEN, where you will enjoy a new tour-only menu supervised by Chef Yonezawa Fumio .
*Itineraries are subject to change. We will update this page as changes occur.


9:30 Echigo-Yuzawa station Meeting / Departure
The whole tunnel is art.
“Tunnel of Light” Ma Yansong / MAD Architects (Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel)
The tour begins at the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, which has been popular since it was opened to the public. 16 million years of earth history have created one of Japan's three great gorges, Kiyotsukyo. Visitors can experience the fusion of the gorge's beauty and art in the 750-meter-long tunnel. The spectacular natural scenery that changes with the seasons is also a must-see.
Touring new works and masterpieces
Touring new works and masterpieces
Visitors will see outdoor works that blend into the satoyama landscape, masterpieces that use abandoned schools, and dynamic new works.
”The Objects from Another Place” ”For Lots of Lost Windows" "The Last Class" etc
Hands-on art for kids and adults
NUNAGAWA Campus “Children's Museum of Five Senses Experience”
A school for practical learning of local values has been renovated into a museum for the five senses. With artists we will create a place where visitors can experience wood, light and sound with all five senses.
Chef Fumio Yonezawa, owner of "No Code" in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo, has created a tour-only menu. The menu is a course-style meal using Tsumari pork and local vegetables, as only a chef who frequently visits Echigo-Tsumari and is deeply involved in the local culinary culture can create. (Photo: Image)
The concept is "urban-rural exchange."
Matsudai NOHBUTAI Field Museum
Matsudai NOHBUTAI is the base facility for the Matsudai Nohbutai Field Museum. A new work will be added to the "Kabakov's Dream" project by Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, one of the artists who have come to symbolize the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. A short walk from the Nohbutai, visitors can also visit the Matsudai History Museum and artworks in the Joyama area.
  Spatial picture book museum in an abandoned school
Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art
Tashima Seizo has been working for many years on an art museum in a village. Formerly an elementary school, it is a magnificent "spatial picture book" with "three current students who were there when the school closed" as the main characters. New works are being developed in conjunction with this exhibition.
Museum representing Echigo-Tsumari
Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET
This is the base facility of the "Echigo-Tsumari Art Field," which features works by prominent contemporary artists such as Nawa Kohei, Nakatani Michiko, and "目 [mé]. The exhibition features the special exhibition that take up the entire area of MonET's corridor and garden, as well as works by Ukrainian artists.
Visitors can also drop off the tour at MonET and enjoy the Akashi no Yu (hot spring) and illuminated artworks. *Please let us know in advance.
18:00 Echigo-Yuzawa station Arrival / Dismissal

・Itineraries are subject to change or cancellation due to natural disasters or road conditions.

・We will select your seat on the bus. If you have a companion for another application, please enter them in the remarks column. There is also a possibility that you may share seats with other passengers.

・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. Please make your return Shinkansen reservations well in advance.


Dates Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, November 10 *Except Tuesdays, Wednesdays and September 7
Admission Reservations are available at Early-bird Price until July 12.
[Early-bird Price] Adults: ¥12,000 *regular price ¥13,000
[Early-bird Price] Children 6-18 years old: ¥10,000 *regular price ¥11,000
Toddler (3-5 years old) ¥3,000
Under 3 years old: Free *In case a meal or a bus seat is required, toddler fee will be charged.
(including bus fare, lunch, guide fee, entrance fee for the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, and tax)
Note: An Admission passport is required to take the tour. If you do not have a passport, please purchase one at the time of your tour purchase.
Deadline Until 6pm the day before the service day
Origin / Destination Echigo-Yuzawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal
Transportation Charter bus (Minami-Echigo Kotsu)
Capacity 40 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

* 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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