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Chichu Art Museum

Address: 3449-1 Naoshima, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 -87-892-3755
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Zurich
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Chichu gallery is one of several Tando Ando galleries on the island of Naoshima, so you really have to view this as a trip to the whole Art island rather than just rate this gallery individually. The gallery itself is a knot of interconnecting spaces showing a very reduced collection of works. It is an experience in itself rather... More 

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NYC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I agree with reviewers that the fees seemed high and the ticketing experience was somewhat irritating but experience these exhibits was worth it all. The scale of the exhibits and their marriage to place is beyond what I have experienced in the past. It's true that there are just a few exhibits but we found it it worth it as... More 

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Tel Aviv
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not to big, and not something you need to have previous knowledge of, just amazing exhibits that manipulate light and the individual's feeling. an amazing experience.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have to confess I have not been to many art museums. This one stands out the most as the building was impressively designed by one of Japan most revered architect and the art collections although minimal was enough for me to happily spend hours just looking at them. I was lucky not to encounter many people when I visited... More 

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Melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Some world-class art in a specially designed building, mainly underground (to minimise the visual impact of the museum on the landscape). Glorious views from the cafe. A strange mix of artists (James Turrell, Monet, Walter de Maria) but it all kind of works, thanks to Ando's architecture. The museum attendants are perhaps overly dedicated, and have a tendency to hurry... More 

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Monet room was disappointing. I didn't like the framing nor the selection. Others were great. Staff were helpful

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Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Pick a sunny day in autumn, reserve a whole day, take the bus to Chichu Museum and then walk back to Lee Ufan and Benesse House Museum - and you'll have the Tadao Ando experience of a lifetime. It's quite a dilemma to respect the phography ban, though...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place annoyed me a lot. It is an art museum, but felt like it had about 3 pieces in the whole place. The architecture itself is impressive and the space has a nice feel, but the way it is run is cold and detached. The cost to get in is about $20 a person, and it feels almost as... More 

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New York Mills, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The architecture is so unique and the installations also. A wonderful room of Monet waterlilies never seen before

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Shanghai, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

You just need to go! I do want to say much, as I might ruin the surprise. Oh, the cafe offerings are not so great, but that does not take away from the overla experience.

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