Art Meets Nature on a Grand Scale in Niigata

Experience one of the world's largest outdoor exhibitions at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Artists from the world over converge in Niigata for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Based around the concept of humanity coexisting with nature, this event sees the vast 760-square kilometer area adorned with some 160 pieces of art, all created to exist in perfect harmony with their surroundings.

Let your aesthetic sensitivities be touched by works of creativity set amidst scenic terraced rice fields, mystical beech forests, and the unoccupied houses and buildings of some 200 villages scattered across the landscape. With smartphone-based audio guides available in English, Chinese, and Korean, you'll be able to learn all about the masterpieces you encounter.

Though the Triennale itself takes place only once every three years, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field offers artistic and natural wonders no matter when you visit. Enjoy art exhibits, events and workshops year-round. Interact with local residents and experience their culture and lifestyle, indelibly tied to the land they inhabit. From the verdant greenery of summer to the snow-veiled landscapes of winter, each season offers its own unique delights.

A trip to Echigo-Tsumari is just two hours from Tokyo by the Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train followed by a transfer to a local line.

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