Know Before You Go
James Turrell’s “House of Light” is located in Tokamachi, a small Japanese town in northern Honshu known for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Trienniale, one of Japan’s largest modern art festivals held every summer. The house is open for visitors year-round during the day and is available for up to 12 guests to reserve an overnight stay.
The house is about a 15-minute taxi ride from Tokamachi station on the Hokuhoku line via Echigo-Yuzawa station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line. Visiting hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It costs 500 yen per adult and 250 yen per child. Reservations to spend the night must be made in advanced online (the website is in Japanese and English).
It's best to go during the summer, as the roof of "Outside In" is not opened during rain or snow.