As the House of Light is an accommodation as well as a work of art, you are required to agree to the following conditions.


Lodging with Other Families and Small Groups

Mr. Turrell's purpose was for three families to share the accommodation for a night and exchange their thoughts. If the number of guests is small, we may ask you to share the accommodation with other groups. We will provide one room per group, but there are no keys in each room, and you are requested to use the kitchen, bathroom, toilet, and the 12-mat room ("Outside-in") with other groups.In this case, the facility charge will be divided by the number of groups staying.

About Your Stay

・After your check in, our staff will not stay in the accommodation at all times.
 Please note that your meals and bed making (Futon) are all self-service.
 Please keep the facilities clean and return everything to their original locations before leaving the building.
・When it rains, the roof of "Outside-in" cannot be opened.
・In case you damage the room by allowing rain in or for another reason, you are required to sign an Agreement for compensation.
・If you are accompanied by children, please pay attention to them in the bathroom and other spaces where the lighting is dim.
・ We cannot accept any responsibility for your cash and other valuables that you may lose nor for theft and accidents in the parking lot.


・ Due to the characteristics of the facility, it is not barrier-free. Please note that there are dark places and steps.
・ You can enter with a service dog, guide dog or hearing dog.

Please Observe the Following

・ Pets are not allowed to enter the facilities and we cannot keep them for you.
・ Do not bring in objects that are flammable or other objects that are illegal.
・ Please do not do anything that corrupts public morals.
・ Please do not distribute or post advertising materials without permission or stay here to publicize your business.
・ Please use the photos you take on the premises for personal use only. Do not make them public for business purposes without our permission.
・ Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is strictly prohibited on the premises of the House of Light without obtaining prior permission to ensure the safety of our customers and protect the art and architectural works.
・ If there is a risk of inconveniencing other visitors, we may refuse your stay.

To News Media

・ Unauthorized use of images on this website is prohibited.
・If you would like to cover the House of Light accommodations or use our images, please contact us using the inquiry form.
・There is no accommodation expense exemption for the media.
・ When posting, please submit the proofread manuscript to the House of Light. After posting, please submit the material (magazine, image, etc.) that includes your work so that we can keep records.

Check in & Check out

Check in    :4:00 p.m
 * The light program is held at sunset. This program can be experienced only at sunset. Please be sure to arrive on time.
Check out :10:00 a.m  
* Open until 9:00 a.m. during the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.

Fixtures & Equipment


shampoo, hair conditioner, soap, dryer

* Please bring your a toothbrush & night wear

About Dinnig & Fixtures

You can select catering or cooking your own dinner.
Breakfast cannot be ordered . Please bring it or cook your own meals.

*  From April  11, 2023, we ask guests to bring their own meals or prepare their own meals.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the sudden circumstances, but we appreciate your understanding.

Catering dinner set

We will arrange for a catering service from the local Japanese restaurants. Servings will be self-service. You'll be able to enjoy about season's dishes, each filled with seasonal touch. We may include Sashimi (raw fish) in one of the dishes, so if you cannot accept certain food, please let us know in advance. We will try our best to satisfy you. Please order from this page.

Dinner is available for 2,200yen or 3,300yen.
Please use our reservation form to make a reservation before staying here.

・ We do not provide catering for vegetarians.
・ Meal cancellations must be made at least one day in advance.
・ Cancelling meals will incur cancel charge.(For cancellations on the day before the researvation is 50%,for cancellations on the day of the researvation is 100%)
・ Catering service is not available from 31 December to 3 January.
・ Breakfast cannot be ordered . Please bring it or cook your own meals.

Example of dinner set 3,300 yen

Steamed mixed vegetables, Cuisine with edible wild plants, Marinade seasonal vegetables, Grilled fish, Seasonal vegetables tempura, Miso-Dengaku (skewed and roasted tofu with sweet miso sauce), Sashimi, Steamed egg hotchpotch (Chawan-mushi), Rice (Uonuma Koshihikari), Bowl of soup, Pickles

Example of dinner set 2,200 yen

Steamed mixed vegetables, Cuisine with edible wild plants, Marinade seasonal vegetables, Grilled fish or Simmered fish, Seasonal vegetables tempura, Sashimi, Steamed egg hotchpotch (Chawan-mushi) or Dessert, Rice (Uonuma Koshihikari), Bowl of soup, Pickles

About cooking yourself

Kitchen and utensils for basic cooking are available.
* Please do not bring in foods that will leave odors behind.
* Regarding Drinks and Meals
There are no grocery stores near House of Light.
No seasoning either.
Please shop before arriving.

Fixtures & Equipment

[   Fixtures    ]simple cooking (Pots, kettles, frying pans, bowls, knives, cutting boards, etc.)/tableware
[ Equipment ]refrigerator, electric cooker, dishwasher

Japanese tableware

Rice bowl, Soup bowl, Pasta plate, Small plate, Chopsticks, Tea cup =16 people each/Teapot

Western tableware

White plate, Soup plate, Fork, Knife, Spoon, Glass, Tea cup = 16 people each/Teapot


Basic facility usage charges

Charges :
April 1st - November 30th is Facility charge 30,000 yen
December 1st - March 31st is Facility charge 25,000 yen

Example :
in case Share Facilitycharge÷number of each other group * 1
(Ex: Apr.1st - Nov.30th) When sharing in 2 groups 30,000 yen÷2 groups = 15,000 yen
(Ex: Dec.1st - Mar.31st) When sharing in 2 groups 25,000 yen÷2 groups = 12,500 yen

Accommodation charge  * 2

・Sat.Sun.Japanese public holiday
6,000 yen per adult (junior high school student or above) / elementary school student 3,000 yen(under elementary school free)
Mon – Fri
5,000 yen per adult (junior high school student or above) / elementary school student 2,500 yen (under elementary school free)

* 1  If the number of guest staying is small,we may ask you to share the facility with other groups.
* 2  Rental Fee for bedclothes, bath towel,and face towel will be charged separately: 500 Yen per person.
* 2 Garbage disposal fee is 100 yen per person.
* 3 Please pay the accommodation fee in cash.


* A prepayment is required to secure the reservation.
If you do not already use PayPal, please create a PayPal account in advance.

* Please pay with PayPal by the specified date.
Please note that we will cancel the reservation if we cannot confirm the deposit by the deadline.

* A cancellation fee will be charged from 10 days before the reserved date.
If a reservation for the entire party is canceled, or there is a cancellation fee, the deposit of 10,000yen will be deducted from the cancellation fee and the cancelling party will be charged the remaining cancellation fee.

[If the cancellation fee is 6,000 yen]
(6,000 yen)-(10,000 yen)=(-4,000 yen)
We will refund  4,000 yen.

[If the cancellation fee is 14,000 yen]
(14,000 yen)-(10,000 yen)=(4,000 yen)
We will charge 4,000 yen.

* If the reservation for the entire party is canceled before there is a cancellation fee, the deposit will be refunded via PayPal.

* The accommodation fee will be charged after deducting the deposit of 10,000yen. Please pay the remainder in cash on the day of your arrival.

Stay Cancellation Fee

  Before10-6day Before5-3day Before2day The day before Day to stay
Amount of 10% 20% 50% 80% 100%
day before
Amount of 20% 30% 80% 80% 100%

* If you in case of cancel any number of people,the cancellation fee will change decreased number.
* Meal(Dinner) Special ordering service Cancellation Fee :The day before 50% / Day to stay 100%