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Naoshima

Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Type: Islands, Cultural
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Hong Kong, China
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

for those who like architecture and modern art, this is the place for them, exhibits are not pretentious and are not to time consuming, some of the exhibits are just breath taking.

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De Bilt, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Arts and Arts everywhere. If you really like architecture and arts, visit this place. Recommended. To reach this place, you have to go by ferry, takes not more than 30 minutes. Place to stay quiet expensive just for a small caravan and shared bathroom. Mozzy everywhere at night. But people are nice and friendly.

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Cascais, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Fantastic art distributed over the island. Fabulous Yayoi Kusama pumpkins, Niki de St. Phalle animal sculpture, Benesse House museum with top artistw.

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visit all the art House Projects. Walk into the town at least once, it only takes 25 minutes and is a lovely walk. Make sure you book Ginza art installation in advance. Hire a bike to ride around the island, the nature, art and architrave are simply magnificent!

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London, United Kingdom
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277 reviews 277 reviews
154 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just sitting and watching the beach surrounded by the mountains is a sight not forgotten for a lifetime.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Teshima is great as well, bicycles to rent, so take 2 days to enjoy art, nature and friendly little traditional villages, Stay at tsutsuji-so yourtes in Naoshima. Cheap and comfortable, on the beach !

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Naoshima is a lovely island that can be walked around entirely during a day. Just don't go on Monday's as everything is closed! We still had a great time walking the circuit and enjoying the atmosphere as opposed to the busy Tokyo life. Yayoi Kusama's pumpkin's were the highlight for me.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On our first day in Japan we travelled to Naoshima. Starting of with a few days on this beautifull island with its laid back atmosphere is excellent for recovering from your jetlag. We stayed at the Little Plum and slept in a airconditioned seacrate :) We rented (very small) bikes, cycled around the island and visited the art project and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was intrigued from the first time I heard about Naoshima. An art island? In the inland sea? It sounded like a cross between the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, and Sculpture on the Beach in Cottesloe back home in Perth. And best of all, there were five Monet waterlilly paintings. I had to visit. Then there... More 

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