Kohebi-Kunekune route

[Niigata welcome campaign!! ¥5,000 /2,500 OFF] This is a discount campaign for foreign nationals only. Japanese nationals can apply for tours through the Japanese reservation page.
From outdoor artworks to vacant house artworks and art museums, this tour takes you around Echigo-Tsumari in a wide range. Visitors can enjoy the nature of the satoyama in summer, including the beautiful forests with their vivid green colors.


10:00 Meet at and depart from Echigo-Yuzawa Sta
10:35 Transformation of the dump site of industry waste into a beautiful park
"POTEMKIN" by Architectural Office Casagrande & Rintala
The site filled with illegal dumping including tyres and parts of diggers were transformed into a beautiful park. The artist made swings out of the tires and installed an object with some part of the digger. The park made of industrial materials such as glass, stones, and steals quietly appears in the countryside landscape.
11:05 Installation of black yarn stretched over an empty house
Shiota Chiharu, "House Memory"
The "House Memory" is made of black wool yarn stretched in every direction from the first floor to the ceiling of an empty house. Woven into the yarn are "things that are unwanted but cannot be thrown away" collected from local residents. Please enjoy viewing this work while remembering the silkworm raising that took place on the second floor, and the lifestyle of the young couple and their parents who lived in the house.
11:30 A facility that can hold 2000-tonne load, like a submarine
Kyororo (designed by Tezuka Takaharu / Tezuka Yui)
Kyororo standing adjacent to the beech tree forest called Bijinbayashi, is a natural science museum featuring the nature of satoyama in Matsunoyama in the heavy snowfall region. Visitors can enjoy both art and surrounding nature.
12:00 Beautiful beech forests
Bijin Bayashi Forest
The 100-year-old beech forest that stretches in Matsunoyama is called "Bijin Bayashi" (beautiful forest) because of its beautiful standing form. The forest shows various expressions in spring, summer, fall, and winter, and in summer it is covered in vivid green and visitors can feel a refreshing breeze blowing through the beech trees.
12:35 The culmination of Kabakov, one of the leading artists of ETAT
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, “The Monument of Tolerance”
The tower was created to symbolize connections beyond ethnicity, religion, and culture, peace, respect, dialogue, and coexistence. The monument on the tower will change color depending on whether there is a problem or good news.
13:00 Field museum base spreading in satoyama
The base facility of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, featuring programs on ART, food, and agriculture. The building and rooms themselves are artworks. Outside, there are large-scale artworks and fields, allowing visitors to enjoy art while feeling the great outdoors and local life.
13:15 Taste the Season in a Work of Art
Lunch at Echigo Matsudai "Satoyama” Shokudo
The buffet features a menu with a twist on local flavors, using plenty of fresh vegetables grown by local farmers and wild vegetables nurtured by the living nature of Echigo-Tsumari. Enjoy the nourishing flavors of Echigo-Tsumari while gazing at the terraced rice paddies and satoyama stretching out before you.
14:40 Spatial picture book museum set in an abandoned school
Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art
Enjoy the spectacular art space that artist Seizo Tajima has developed in the rich satoyama of Hachi village.
15:40 Contemporary art museum representaing the Echigo-Tsumari
Museum on Echigo-Tsumari
The base facility of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, featuring works by prominent contemporary artists such as Kohei Nawa, Michiko Nakatani, and 目 [mé].
16:45  Tokamachi Station
17:30  Returns to Echigo-Yuzasa Sta., the tour completes

*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.)


Dates Aug 4th(Fri), 10th(Thu), 18th(Fri), 25th(Fri)
Admission General (elementary school students and older) ¥12,500→¥7,500/ Toddler (3-5 years old) ¥5,000→¥2,500 / ¥0 for children under 3 years old
*In case a meal or a seat on the bus is required, the infant fee will be charged.
(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 the day before the tour date
Origin / Destination Start point : Echigo-Yuzawa Sta , End point:Tokamachi Sta. / Echigo-Yuzawa Sta
Transportation Charter bus(Minami-Echigo Kotsu)
Capacity 25 (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


Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Centre at +81 (0)25-761-7767 (9:00-18:00, closed on Tuesday and Wednesday


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