Matsudai Nohbutai Center

Matsudai Nohbutai Center

One of two major hubs for Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, the Matsudai Nohbutai Center is located in the small mountain town of Matsudai, approximately 30-minutes drive from the festival’s other hub, KINARE. Much like KINARE, Matsudai Nohdutai was designed as both a museum and meeting place for the community, artists and festival visitors to come together. Exhibitions are regularly updated with Nohbutai at its busiest each summer for the official festival every three years and smaller festival in the intervening summers.


Two exhibition spaces are complimented with a restaurant/café serving traditional cuisine using local produce, with an enticing gift store selling clothing, books, artwork, food and many other items associated with the festival.


Whether you are headed there to see a specific exhibition or want to stop to enjoy the restaurant and gift shop, Matsudai Nohbutai is a convenient hub at which you can get information and direction to some of the festivals harder to find installations in the surrounding forests and farmlands.



10:00 to 17:00

Open daily except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Free (entry fees of JPY500 might apply for certain exhibitions)

Approximately 2-hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park

As with most destinations and attractions included in Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, it is easiest to reach Matsudai Nohbutai by car. If you want to use public transport, take the local Hokuhoku Line from Tokamachi Station to Matsudai Station - only 10-minutes. For visitors coming from outside the region including Tokyo, it will be easiest to take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Echigo-Yuzawa Station - around 80-minutes - and from there, take the local Hokuhoku Line directly to Matsudai- around 50-minutes