Official Tour "Goat Shizuka Course" (runs on Saturdays until 23 July)

Departing from and arriving at Echigo Yuzawa Station, this one-day tour focuses on new & popular artworks, mainly on Saturdays. Lunch will be served at "Ubusuna House", where you will enjoy a delicious meal made with local ingredients and served in a pottery artist's bowl. This guided bus tour is suitable for first-time visitors and solo travelers.


10:00 Meet at and depart from Echigo-Yuzawa station
40 min
10:40 New work expressing the history of Ichinosawa village
Kabata Chihiro「House of Stream」
Using fixtures left in a vacant house, the new work, "House of Stream" expresses the history of Ichinosawa village, where old and new streams have coexisted.
11:20 House with walls removed and structure exposed.
Antony Gormley「Another Singularity」
Six hundred and eighty-two cords are stretched from the walls, floor, and ceiling between the pillars and beams, and the artist's own silhouette emerges in the center where they converge.
12:10 Echigo-Tsumari winter, monument of snow removal
Fukasawa Takafumi「Snow tower」
The Nanawa area, also known as the "Nanawa Autonomous Region," has its own vision for the future and is united. The Nanawa area is home to the "snow dump," a snow removal tool that is cherished by all local residents.
12:45 New work using work tools imbued with feelings
Kawaguchi Tatsuo「Time of Farm Tools」
In the yellow-painted exhibition space, a new work of art is hung with farm tools that were created by tracing the actual use of the tools by local residents. Visitors can actually touch and hold the tools.
13:25 Thatched private house pottery restaurant
Enjoy handmade lunch by mothers at Ubusuna House
The restaurant is a 100-year-old thatched-roof old house. Local mothers serve seasonal small bowls of vegetables they grow themselves and bring to the restaurant, as well as a main dish. New on the menu this year are Tsumari pork stewed pork and fried fu under the supervision of Chef Yutaka Matsuura, who runs "manoma" in Tsuruoka. Interaction with the mothers is also a part of the fun.
14:55 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. Shizuka the goat is waiting for you with her baby goats.
16:00 Renovated last summer, the region's leading contemporary art museum
Museum on Echigo-Tsumari
This is the base facility of the Art Triennale, which was renovated last summer and opened to the public with many new works.
A series of memorial exhibitions will be held in memory of the departed artists and their works.
18:00 Arrive at Echigo Yuzawa Station and disband

*The guide will be available only in Japanese. If you wish, we can provide English-language materials about the artworks; please indicate this in the notes section when you make your reservation.

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

*Tour sales and operation may be cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus. The decision to implement the tour will be made in accordance with the guidelines of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.

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

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

*Participants who wish to do so may make a stopover at the last stopover artwork. If you wish to make a stopover, please enter it in the remarks column when applying for the tour.

*Arrival time at the final destination may be changed. Please make sure to reserve your return Shinkansen train with enough time to spare.

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Dates Saturdays from 5/7 (Sat.) to 7/23 (Sat.)
Admission 13,000 yen (bus fare, lunch, guide fee, consumption tax)
A passport to view the artworks is required to participate in the exhibition. If you do not have a passport, please purchase one at the time of tour purchase.
Deadline 00:00 (0:00 pm) on the day of the reminder
Origin / Destination Echigo Yuzawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal
Transportation Bus
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 /

No tour guide will accompany the tour.
Please read the terms and conditions of this tour before participating.

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Travel Conditions

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Standard Conditions of Travel

For inquiries, please contact the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Center at 025-761-7767 (9:00-18:00, closed on Wednesdays).

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