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Naoshima

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Address: , Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Fabulous mix of remote and cutting edge Japan

While Naoshima is home to some of the best, world-class art museums on the planet, it's also still a sleepy little island with one community bus and one taxi. There is a range of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

While Naoshima is home to some of the best, world-class art museums on the planet, it's also still a sleepy little island with one community bus and one taxi. There is a range of accommodation available to suit different budgets as well as a reasonable variety of cafes and restaurants. Loved it to bits and terrified that its tranquility will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Interesting place to visit if you are interested in modern art: it's really worth the trip. Probably staying in one of the guesthouses there would have been a more convenient option than travelling out of Kobe.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Naoshima is like Venice with the Biennale going on. Modern art everywhere, and a nice island too. Top rating for ChiChu Art Museum and for the Art House Project in the old village Honmura.

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Yokohama, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was in Takamatsu for an academic meeting, and did a day trip to Naoshima during this time. Flights to Takamatsu from Tokyo take a little over an hour. I took ANA from Haneda airport, about 17000 yen advanced booking. There are LCC flights from less than 6000 yen from Narita, but Narita is pretty far from Tokyo proper. From... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were travelling with our two 9 year olds and we all loved the island. The train schedule to get here is no problem if you look it up on hyperdia and we loved biking around at our own pace on day one (plus the free bus to Benesse and ChiuChu art galleries) and the local bus on day two... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

one of my favorite places in Japan and it's selling point pretty much is ART. the food, beach, outdoor activities are pretty much okay but the art, man the art will blow your mind. i personally liked the art installations strewn across the island as well as the art house projects. the museums are great too but can be pretty... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It takes quite an effort to go to this island, which involves a train to Uno (may involve one transfer of trains), ferry from Uno, and then a bus to the sights. I understand there is only one taxi on the entire island so the means of transport is limited to the town bus, bicycle, or by foot. The sights... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I am not that particularly into art, but this place changed my mind and my life for the better. The island is idyllic and picturesque and famous for its indoor and outdoor modern art (yes it is in the Lonely Planet guide). The entire island has a magical atmosphere and was the highlight of our 3 week vacation. My daughter... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Naoshima Island is overprized and overrated. It has randomly selected art. Not many sculptures outdoors.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Worth the money to get here, or if you're passing by while on the way down to Hiroshima, stay a night or two in Uno so you can visit

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