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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... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
C E
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San Francisco, California
Must Go - Unforgettable experience

This is one of my most favorite places. Yes, it takes time to get there, but the journey to get... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
mskwd
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Seattle, Washington
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7 May 2017
“Amazing Experience”
8 Oct 2016
“Must Go - Unforgettable experience”
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank C E
Reviewed 9 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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank mskwd
Reviewed 21 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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Andy M
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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank ekuboshee
Reviewed 19 October 2015

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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Sid W
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!

Date of experience: August 2015
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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!

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Y H
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,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank lindsayzdz
Reviewed 1 July 2013

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...More

Date of experience: June 2013
4  Thank atollturquoise
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The quality and quantity is just perfect. The varieties are also huge! I loved to go out and eat in Tokamachi!
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