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.
- 3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture
- Around 2 hours from JR Tokyo Station. Get off at Matsudai Station (direct connection)
- 10:00～17:00 (final entry at 16:30)
- Wednesdays (the following day if Wednesday is a public holiday)
- All year
- The nearby satoyama are dotted with artworks by world-famous arists, including Yayoi Kusama's "Hana Sakeru Tsumari"