Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021 Tour

Human beings are included in the nature

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Enjoy art in lush nature (postponed)

2 Days/ 1 Night Customizable Trip : Tsunan, Matsudai, Tokamachi

From ~ JPY115,000/pers. (USD1,100) based on double occupancy in 4**** ryokan

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Trienniale (end of July to mid-September) is a massive and expansive international art festival which has been held since 2000, deep in the mountains of Niigata Prefecture known for heavy snowfall in winter.

The Triennale aim to reveal existing assets of the region using art as a catalyst, rediscover their values, communicate these to the world and find a way to revitalize the region.

For visitors, it’s an opportunity to see a combination of art, including many site-specific works, by a mix of well-established Japanese, international and up-and-coming artists, within a stunning rural setting.

A 100% customizable tour idea by Yoko.

This is a sample itinerary. Feel free to contact us anytime to order your very own customized program.

Trip Highlights

  • A tailor-made itinerary crafted personally for you
  • Explore hidden gems and unique destinations in rural Japan
  • A Japan Tour Designer to answer your questions
  • Thoughtful customer service
  • And more !

Day 1/2: Tokyo/Echigo-tsumari

Travel to Echigo-Yuzawa by shinkansen (80 minutes), where your driver will be waiting for you and will accompany you for 2 days.

You will start the day with a visit of the “Tunnel of Light”, opened as part of the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, cutting through 750 meters of rock formations to offer a panoramic view across one of Japan’s great landscapes, the Kiyotsu Gorge.

Then will begin your 2 days’ journey, through the largest open-air art festival in the world, with installations designed according to the landscape and the environment and works that will reconnect you with nature.

Nearly 1000 works of art have been produced for the past 20 years, some of which are permanent installations.

Among these works include those by artists from such places as China, Taiwan, France, and the United States. (program to be confirmed)

  • The Isobe Yukihisa Memorial (SoKo Museum of Art) launched in 2015 within the gymnasium of the former Kiyotsukyo Elementary School under the concept of “exhibiting whilst storing”.
  • For Lots of Lost Windows by Akiko Utsumi.
  • Dream House, where guests prepare themselves to dream a dream in specially designed sleeping suits and sleep in individual beds.
  • Forest School: Kyororo, a natural science museum that provides deep insights into the ecology of the local area
  • The Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE.
  • Matsudai NOHBUTAI, a field museum of farming culture and art for discovering and promoting the lifestyle in the snow country.
  • House of Light, a traditional Japanese-style house doubled as one of James Turrell’s colorful works of art, where visitors can actually stay for the night while appreciating the arts.
  • ….

Overnight and dinner at your 4**** yokan*.
Matsudai Shibatouge Onsen: Unkai or equivalent.

At the end of the second day, your driver will take you to the Echigo-Yuzawa or Urasa station for a shinkansen to Tokyo (approx. 80 minutes).

What’s included

Includes

  • All transportation
  • One night in 4**** ryokan or equivalent
  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Private car for 2 days
  • Your personalized travel handbook with suggested itinerary and estimate, sent to you at least 20 days before your departure
  • Trienniale’s tickets

Excluded

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not listed in the “included” section above

Terms of payment

  • 25% deposit paid upon booking
  • Balance paid 35 days before departure

Trip Highlights

  • A tailor-made itinerary crafted personally for you
  • Explore hidden gems and unique destinations in rural Japan
  • A Japan Tour Designer to answer your questions
  • Thoughtful customer service
  • And more !

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