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Address: Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture

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Artistic face of Japan

Naoshima is one of number of islands where contemporary art has been made part of the landscape. Nice way to visit is on bicycle (e-bike advised - they also have them for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Naoshima is one of number of islands where contemporary art has been made part of the landscape. Nice way to visit is on bicycle (e-bike advised - they also have them for kids....). Low traffic intensity - and the drivers are very cautious, polite . Nice scenery , good roads - great art works mostly . To fully enjoy would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Came here and enjoyed the nice weather. Museums are great but the Tadao Ando architecture is the key and not the art pieces. Yayoi Kusama fans can look at 2/3 things. Staff at ALL the art sites do not smile and are reluctant to offer English description (seems like they were trained for it tho, as they can conversate and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Our daughter shared her "Japan" with us over 2 weeks in April and started our trip off on Naoshima. We enjoyed the public art installations around the island by rented bike although many are easy walking distance or accessible by bus transport. We stayed two nights in a small guesthouse and immersed ourselves in the local food, art and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you are in Japan make the effort & head to a little town called UNO, there you get the ferry to Naoshima Island. This is simply a stunning backdrop for the galleries & museums......there is bike hire once you get there just opposite the ferry terminal, its soo much more fun (only a couple of hills).......we spent the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I specifically planned my visit to coincide w/ the Art Setouchi Triennial, but there weren't any triennnial-specific installations that I would really recommend. The permanent exhibits here are the stars. Visited in March, beautiful, beautiful weather. Access to the island is somewhat limited, since it's by boat/ferry, and they're maybe altogether 10 boats/ferries per day to/from the island from Takamatsu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Naoshima is an island really worth visiting if you like modern art. There is really a lot of art to see and all quite close to each other as well. I really liked the Art House Project, great idea and project, and the Chicu Art Museum (great art in great architecture, still happy I have seen that). Take your time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My sister & I stayed on the island overnight. Worth having the extra time to leisurely stroll around the area and the opportunity to photograph the artwork in different light. The scenery itself is very beautiful too. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The shuttle bus is a god-send when you want to get around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

1/2 to a day can be spent here. Many nice art projects to take in...and to see how inhabitants of this small island go about their daily routine. Most of all...great for many photo shoots.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

very compact island very lots of fabulous architectures plus a few of really fantastic museums. The chichu art museum is definitely awesome, but if you are driving in the island, please be reminded that it is not allowed to drive in the benesse art houses area for non-benesse hotel guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are quite a few islands at the Seto inland sea that people would find many interesting and inspiring art deco, not only in museum, but everywhere on the islands. Picking one island to visit with only one day available for the trip is not easy. Finally I picked Naoshima because of the few famous museums on the island and... More 

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