No need to get wet on rainy days! Family driving course

The "Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2023," a year-round program from spring to fall, starts on April 29. It's a fun way for parents and children to see and play even in unstable weather! We will introduce a tour of facilities and artworks for parents and children to enjoy "seeing" and "playing" together.


10:00 Rent a car at Echigo Yuzawa Station
40 min.
10:40 Kamaboko Warehouse & Picture Book World
Kiss&Goodbye (Echigo-Mizusawa Sta./ Doichi Sta.)
A boy who has lost his parents and his dog take a train to visit his grandfather in the countryside. Just as the train moves forward, this picture book will give you the courage to open up your life. (*Open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.)
20 min.
11:30 Spatial picture book & Lots of friends
Hachi & Seizo Tajima Museum of Picture Books and Fruits
A picture book using space, set in the closed Sanada Elementary School. At the entrance is an object made of driftwood painted with paint. Up the stairs is a classroom where visitors can enjoy themselves while playing. (*Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
20 min.
12:30 Buffet full of local vegetables
Echigo Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo
The Satoyama Buffet, available only on weekends and holidays, is a favorite of our staff. The menu is full of nutritious dishes using local vegetables! On weekdays, you can enjoy "Satoyama Gohan". Sweets are also recommended. If you are tired of strolling through the art, take a break with a cup of coffee. (*Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Matsudai "NOHBUTAI”
At Matsudai "NOHBUTAI," a facility that can be enjoyed even on rainy days, you can draw as much as you like on the blackboard classroom! You can see the terraced rice fields from under the roof. (*Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
10 min.
14:10 Adults can also play! That game you remember from the past...?
Golden playground
A golden playground where all parts of daily necessities and industrial goods are painted gold. This vacant work of art can be enjoyed by children and adults alike without losing track of time. (*Open only on weekends and holidays.)
15 min.
14:45 There are insects like these! A Treasure Trove of Precious Flora and Fauna
Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science “Kyororo”
The Satoyama Science Museum is full of nature. In addition to research and study of precious flora and fauna found only in Matsunoyama, visitors can also enjoy art works from the Art Festival. (*Closed on Tuesdays)
20 min.
15:00 Art groups that can be enjoyed from the car windows
"Set north toward Japan (74°33'2'')" by Richard Wilson
A work installed along a road. Based on the artist's home in London, only the full-scale structure was moved to Tsumari while maintaining its orientation.
3 min.
15:00 Art groups that can be enjoyed from the car windows
"For Lots of Lost Windows" by Utsumi Akiko
The work is installed in a park and can be enjoyed from the roadside. A window to once again discover the landscape of Echigo-Tsumari spreading outside through the scenery seen from the window.
15 min.
16:00 Japan's Three Greatest Valleys: Scenic Spots
"Tunnel of Light" by Ma Yansong/MAD Architects
Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel was made into an artwork at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2018. For a final memory of your trip, visit the Kiyotsu Gorge, a famous photo spot! *Advance reservations may be required during peak season, so please check the official website before visiting.
25 min.
17:25 Echigo Yuzawa Station / Return rental car


Dates April 29, 2023- (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays recommended)
Origin / Destination Echigo Yuzawa Sta. / Echigo Yuzawa Sta.
Transportation car (Train to Echigo Yuzawa Sta. is also possible)
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