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Address: Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Laid back artsy oasis

Naoshima island is a very laidback island in which many modern art museums can be found. Rent a bike and wander around and take in all the natural beauty of the island. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Naoshima island is a very laidback island in which many modern art museums can be found. Rent a bike and wander around and take in all the natural beauty of the island. Great sandy beaches, cool museums and an overall sense of tranquility and relaxation. Well worth a visit.

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Annemasse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the museum Island financed by a Japanese philanthropist with many museums and galleries and art walks. the place to stay if you can get in and if you can afford it is the Benesse House.

Thank hask74
The Hague, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read some raving reviews about Naoshima both in guides and on here. Maybe our hopes were a bit too high. We expected a free-spirited artist island. The art-house project is a good concept, but only allows for an afternoon of fun. The Benesse house is overrated. I would advise you to add a day to your stay in Tokyo... More 

Thank MGM211
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Naoshima is a gem and not to be missed. The island has many interesting contemporary art museums in unique settings, an Art House project where several homes have been converted to art exhibits, and sculptures everywhere. We spent one beautiful night there and wished we had stayed longer. We will be back!

Thank Mercury752
Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Naoshima is hard to get to. It usually involves a bus to a train to a ferry, to another bus. One doesn't "get it" upon first glance. But once you explore the Art House Projects and the Art Museums, what comes through is how special this little island is and how clever to reappropriate old buildings such as a copper... More 

Thank jbsalee
newbury, berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the ferry ride, first of all - great vies of other islands and the amazing bridge. We had intended to hire cycles on arrival, but were a bit slow off the mark and there was only one place hiring (it was Sunday) so we were happy to explore on foot. The port is a pleasant little town,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it's so novel to have a quiet, peaceful island with so many galleries and public works of art, so it's worth seeing just for that. I didn't think the art was exceptional but it's quite stimulating and if you have nice weather, a very pleasant stroll. A full day is needed here. We saw just one gallery (Chichu),... More 

Thank Jay P
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish we had stayed overnight so that we could have 'seen it all". The Island is interesting to explore and if you are slow looking at art then you cant possibly see it all in a day. It is definiely worth the effort to get there

Thank ThrutheSky
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful unexpected surprise. Naoshima art Island is a treat for art lovers and nature lovers alike. Tadao Ando's architecture is all over the island and creates peace and harmony within the natural landscape. Modern art is peppered throughout the island in the most unexpected places, and provide glimpses of hidden beauty. Highly recommend this side trip from Osaka. Its... More 

Thank 2014katty
Stromstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The art island of Naoshima was endeed a fantstic experience, for the beauty of the island, hte pieces of art scattered around in the nature, the art house project, the Bennesse project and our fantastic housing in a Mongolian tent. It takes some time to get to the island changing trains and getting on the ferry but everything runs smoothly... More 

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