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Chichu Art Museum

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Address: 3449-1 Naoshima, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 -87-892-3755
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You will see art in a way you've never seen it before. Even the view from the snack bar is art itself. It takes you within the realms of reality and unreality. Sunning pictures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

You will see art in a way you've never seen it before. Even the view from the snack bar is art itself. It takes you within the realms of reality and unreality. Sunning pictures and installations housed in a totally sympathetic environment. It was very quiet when we went and such a thrill to be alone with 5 Monets...

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great architecture and great modern art. They do have some works of James Turrell. One of them is a skyspace, you can visit it by night as well. You have to make reservations for that. A nice experience if you have time for it. The Monets have a great location too. The architecture is a real nice extra that fits... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Turner and Monets rooms are some of the best things I ve ever seen in my life. Literally. If you are in japan go here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beyond your imagination and more... You will see art enhanced by a unique setting of whiteness and light. Even the view from the cafe is pure art.

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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