[From/to Matsudai station] E: Half-day Matsudai 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 & lunch. On Sunday, you can tour new and old works in the Matsudai 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
12:15 A new artwork by Chinese artists
【RENEWAL】Chaina House / "500 Brush strokes" Wu Jian’an
A certain vacant house has been renovated and is used as a place for Chinese artists to exhibit and create artworks.
*Staying time: 15 min.
【NEW】Ma Yansong / MAD Architects "Ephemeral Bubble"
Ma Yansong / MAD Architects, the artist of "Tunnel of Light" (Kiyotsukyo Gorge Tunnel), will create a new artwork in the garden of China House.
12:40 A work related to a snowplow using an entire vacant house.
【NEW】"Snow unknown to the sky" Kabata Chihiro + Yuuri
The artist, experienced in heavy snowfall, expresses a story of snow swirling and scattering from an object resembling a snowplow blade, then reduced to human activity.
*Staying time: 15 min.
13:00 Popular Spots
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces
About 200 rice paddies of various sizes spread out on the slope like fish scales, showing various faces from season to season, morning, noon and night.
*Staying time: 10 min.
13:15 Works that can stay overnight
"Shedding House" Kurakake Junichi + Nihon University College of Art Sculpture Course
A house that has become a shell of its former self due to the passage of time and changing times. By carving the entire house, the artist has expanded the space contained within, de-aging and revitalizing an empty house as art.
*Staying time: 15 min.
14:15 Art in Close Contact with the Community Utilizing an Abandoned School
【RENEWAL】"Day After Tomorrow Newspaper Cultural Department" "Imagination house" Hibino Katsuhiko
"Day After Tomorrow Newspaper Culture Department" celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Visitors can see the archives of "The Day After Tomorrow Newspaper," which is about the village of Azamihira, and ""The Day After Tomorrow Morning Glories,"" grown by local residents.
*Staying time: 15 min."
14:15 Art, books, and local archive facilities
【NEW・RENEWAL】Tsumari Archive Center
"Kawamata Tadashi has continued his activities at the former Shimizu Elementary School since 2009, updating it as an archive/library facility for the 8th exhibition. This time, Takeuchi Kota's new work will be on view.
*Staying time: 15 min."
15:05 Artworks in Kiriyama village
【RENEWAL】Visiting works in Kiriyama village.
You can view 3 artworks "House of Swings" Maaria Wirkkala, "In the Silence or in the Noise / Semaphores’ Garden" Claude Lévêque, 【RENEWAL】"BankART Tsumari 2024“Creative Restoration and Dialogue” BankART1929+MIKAN+Kanagawa University Sogabe lab.
*Staying time: 40 min.
16:00 A luxurious and gorgeous playground appears.
【RENEWAL】”Golden Playroom” Toyofuku Ryo
"Once you step through the tatami mats and white walls, you enter an unexplainable, luxurious and gorgeous space. In this playground, visitors can actually play with retro invader games and others.
*Staying time: 15 min."
16:30 Matsudai station

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・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 Sunday from July 14 (Sun) to November 10 (Sun)
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."
Deadline Until 11am the service day or as soon as capacity is reached
Origin / Destination Matsudai station
Transportation Charter bus (Toukeibus)
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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