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Address: 2891 Ueno, Tokamachi 948-0122 , Niigata Prefecture
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Amazing Experience

The house of light was one of the "off the beaten" paths that we took during our week in Japan and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. It was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house of light was one of the "off the beaten" paths that we took during our week in Japan and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. It was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone that loves James Turrell. A couple of things: - Make sure you take out cash for the stay... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is one of my most favorite places. Yes, it takes time to get there, but the journey to get there is a part of experience, I think. We stayed here twice, and I would not mind going back there again. It is so quiet and peaceful, you can see the stars at night after the light show is over.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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149 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We loooooove James Turrell's 'house of light'. It is definitely not your average night away. We stayed with friends there on a Friday night in mid-August. We drove from Tokyo (it took three hours up, and four hours - in traffic - back). We were able to check in after public access closed at 4:00pm. The staff were incredibly helpful... More 

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Thank Andy M
Aalborg, Denmark
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Part of the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale is this work one of the highlights indeed. Light is the perfect word for the art of James Turrell.

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Thank ekuboshee
Alameda, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

The house is in a very beautiful location and an overnight stay is very peaceful. The light show at sunset and dawn will challenge your senses and make you see colors.

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Thank Sid W
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
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32 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Even if you can't stay this is definitely worth a visit. It is a beautiful project and an amazing building. Make sure you check out the bath!

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Thank OnsenGai
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The most amazing experience, one of the highlights of our trip. We stayed here with students and really annoyed it. the staff were so lovely too!

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Thank Y H
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72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Even if you're not familiar with James Turrell's work you can enjoy this. We stayed the night here a few weeks ago and it's absolutely breathtaking. I would definitely recommend booking it if you're in Japan and have the time. The staff was very accommodating, meticulously going over the rules and how to use the moving roof so we could... More 

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Paris, France
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204 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

House of light has been built by the great artist James Turrel, to share his passion for sun rise and sun set. 6 months in advance, book the house for you and your friends or family. And the experience begins. At 4pm, after the House is closed to visitors, you will be explained the how to of the magic roof... More 

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