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Chichu Art Museum

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Address: 3449-1, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 -87-892-3755
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Amazing space

I have been wanting to visit this museum but without knowing what to expect. The building which hosts the museum is just stunning and cleverly designed. It may not be for everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been wanting to visit this museum but without knowing what to expect. The building which hosts the museum is just stunning and cleverly designed. It may not be for everyone but I just loved the simplicity of the building. I was also gobsmacked by the artwork by Walter De Maria. It felt like we were in the world... More 

Thank Pengapa
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Monet meets Turrell in an Ando designed dream space, this was one of our favorites of our trip to Naoshima!

Thank beafoulger
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52 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The worst and most frustrating modern art museum/installation/etc that I have ever visited. And tickets are steep at close to US$20 each, plus the ferry. The art works in the village itself were hit and miss.

Thank SingaporeGaribaldi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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348 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

expensive (2,060 yen pp), rude staff many who do not understand English, poor signage and not many pieces of art to see; no where to sit down to admire the 4 Monet waterlilly paintings. Felt like I was in a concrete underground bunker!

Thank Skin197
Crewe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting. The purpose made building was a concrete masterpiece! The view from the cafe was fabulous too

Thank cuteculturegirl
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Come on Chichu – you really must be joking. 2300 yen to see 9 art works! It’s half the price just down the road at Benesse House with a lot more to see. And what gives with the shoes on/off/slippers routine in each of the four areas, & the extremely serious attendants in white outfits who only allow people into... More 

Thank Jeffrey F
London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited Chichu Art Museumon a rainy day but it didn't affect the experience of visiting it. There weren't many other visitors so some of the spaces were only for us, we had to queue only to enter one of them and not too long. Chichu means underground in Japanese and this place is amazingly designed, with lots of natural... More 

Thank ZombieFungus2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

At the Chichu Art Museum on the island of Naoshima, one is not prepared for the sunken complex and magnitude of the plain concrete walls that surround these incredible installations. A large room with a huge marble sphere and gold 3-D vertical wall sculptures feels as though you have entered some kind of other-worldly crypt, where people from a different... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Artworks by Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria are on permanent display in this building designed by Tadao Ando. Its a strange combination from my point of view....ultra modern and Monet....I don't get it. The real experience was with the work by Turrel-don't miss it, and of course the architecture by Tadao Ando as always, is fascinating

Thank Msfr
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Beautifully curated and presented museum. The Monet-inspired garden near the entrance is gorgeous too

Thank bbandzia

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