See the marriage of nature and art right in the heart of Niigata.
Vibrant art fields scattered throughout Niigata’s lavish wilderness celebrate its ancient culture through a creative contemporary lens. This unique method of combining art and nature is exemplified at its peak by Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel and the Matsudai Nou Butai, both works of the greater Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. Making for exciting overnight trips from Tokyo, the two spots offer breathtaking views deep within Niigata’s rugged nature, allowing the environment to thrive unhindered by human interference while working in tandem with art to accentuate the other’s beauty. (Photo: Ma Yansong /MAD Architects, 「Tunnel of Light」 (Echigo-Tsumari Art Field）Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu)