Hong Kong House Opening Tour with Kitagawa Fram

[Niigata welcome campaign!! ¥5,000 OFF] This is a discount campaign for foreign nationals only. Japanese nationals can apply for tours through the Japanese reservation page. This is a special tour that includes the opening event of Hong Kong House, which will host a new exhibition this summer and Fram Kitagawa, General Director of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, will lead.
In addition to the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel and Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, MonET, visitors will also enjoy a performance-style lunch at Kamigo Clove Theatre Restaurant.


9:30 Meet at and depart from Echigo-Yuzawa Sta.
30 min
10:00 The entire tunnel is a work of art.
Ma Yansong / MAD Architects, “Tunnel of Light”
The tour starts with the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, which has been popular since its opening to the public. The Kiyotsu Gorge is one of the three most beautiful gorges in Japan, created by 16 million years of earth history. Visitors can view the fusion of the beauty of the gorge and art in the 750-meter-long tunnel. The spectacular natural scenery, which changes with the seasons, is also a must-see.
30 min
11:30 Enjoy the works of the performance center.
Echigo-Tsumari “Kamigo Clove Theatre”
Renovated from a closed junior high school, Kamigo Clove Theatre is a performing arts center for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. A popular work at last year's Art Festival, "Farming implements as instruments!” was relocated and upgraded.
【Lunch】Kamigo Clove Theatre Restaurant
Lunch is served at the Kamigo Clove Theatre's performance-style restaurant. Local mothers perform their skills and cheerfully and joyfully present a theatrical feast that will make you realize the deliciousness of the ingredients grown in the area.
”A Double Listen : Yama no Oto” Opening Performance
Opening performance of the exhibition "A Double Listen : Yama no Oto", at Hong Kong House, which will be performed at the theatre of the Kamigo Clove Theater. The Hong Kong art group Toolbox Percussion will present three programs composed for Echigo-Tsumari. Collaboration with local residents and Hong Kong students is also planned.
Hong Kong House
Hong Kong House is a residency and gallery facility that serves as a base for cultural exchange with Hong Kong. The exhibition "A Double Listen : Yama no Oto" is a series of sound art installations in which sound-emitting objects create a playful and meditative sound experience. A soft launch event will also be held.
14:55 Life-size memories of people living in the village
Shimotori Kenji “Memory: Document, People of Ashidaki”
A life-size silhouette standing firmly on the ground, capturing the posture and detailed features of each resident's daily life.The work was originally created in Ashidaki village in 2006, and was reinstalled at the village's request.
5 min
15:05 A vacant house work that connects the village and the mountain with a line of sound.
Ann Hamilton “Air for Everyone"
The sound of bells connects the village to the houses, and the installation makes us feel the presence of invisible people.
25 min
15:50 The Story of a Train Connecting Satoyama and the City
Jimmy Liao, "Kiss&Goodbye (Doichi Station)"
This work was installed based on the picture book "Shiawase no Kippu Kiss & Goodbye" set on the JR Iiyama Line. As the train moves forward, the message of the picture book, which gives us the courage to open up our lives, is conveyed through pictures, video, and music.
15 min
16:20 Contemporary art museum representaing the Echigo-Tsumari
Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET
The base facility of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, featuring works by prominent contemporary artists such as Kohei Nawa, Michiko Nakatani, and 目 [mé].
18:00 Returns to Echigo-Yuzasa Sta., the tour completes.

*The guide will be available only in Japanese

*This is a discount campaign tour reservation for foreign nationals only. We confirm the nationality of all tour participants at the tour reception desk. Please be sure to bring your passport or resident card. (If you do not show your ID on the day of the tour, we will ask you to pay the discounted amount in cash.)

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

*We will assign you a seat on the bus. If you have a companion for another application, please enter it in the remarks column.。

*Some 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.

*Tour sales and operation may be canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus. The decision to implement

*We ask for your cooperation in taking local measures against coronavirus infection when participating in the tour.


Dates 29 July, 2023
Admission Admission ¥20,000 → ¥15,000
(Including bus fare, lunch, guide fee, Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel fee, and tax)
*A special ticket is necessary to participate in the tour. If you do not have a ticket, please purchase it when you book the tour.
Deadline 6:00 p.m. on 28 July
Origin / Destination Echigo Yuzawa Sta. East Exit Bus Terminal
Transportation Charter bus(Minami-Echigo Kotsu)
Capacity 40 (minimum number of reminders: 1)
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

The guide will be available only in Japanese.

-Please read the terms and conditions of this tour, including the cancellation policy, before participating.

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Travel Conditions

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Standard Conditions of Travel


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