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Matsudai Nohbutai

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Yayoi Kusama Tsumari in Bloom photo Osamu Nakamura

Matsudai area of Tokamachi City is mostly mountains and known for some of the heaviest snowfalls in the world in winter. Cultivating rice fields on the slope of mountains, changing the river flow to create rice fields, and planting trees after mudslides was the way the locals have co-existed with nature in farming villages, creating the so-called "satoyama" that Japan boasts to the world. Matsudai Nohbutai is a field museum of farming culture and art for discovering and promoting this lifestyle in the snow country.

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THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN'S TRADITION

Street address

3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture

Access

  • Around 2 hours from JR Tokyo Station. Get off at Matsudai Station (direct connection)

Opening Hours

10:00~17:00 (final entry at 16:30)

Closed

Wednesdays (the following day if Wednesday is a public holiday)

Website

http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/eng/facility/base/nohbutai

Best season

All year

Point

The nearby satoyama are dotted with artworks by world-famous arists, including Yayoi Kusama's "Hana Sakeru Tsumari"

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