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Chichu Art Museum

3449-1 Naoshima, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
+81 -87-892-3755
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Ando's purpose built museum for exhibits by Monet, Turrell, de Maria and a space by Ando is breath taking. The Monet exhibit matches the one in Paris, but with very few visitors so much more intimate. Worth the detour.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is such an impressive, amazing experience. Turrell, Ando, Monet, De Maria. All wonderful and be prepared for some surprises.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Monets are so beautiful and well displayed. The James Turrells are exciting to experience. And the Ando archeticture is magnificent.

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Boston MA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is one of the most extraordinary site specific museums anywhere. Everything is thought through to exhibit the specific art pieces. The building, walk in, windows, all work together. Careful with going in with a large tour group. It will ruin the contemplative mood Figure out with hotel when quiet times are and give it time. You will have an... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We love MONA in Hobart, Australia and the galleries of Naoshima are up there! The work of Walyer De Maria and James Turrell in particular is mindblowing. The laters experiencial installment, Open Field was like stepping through to the otherside. A must see.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Jaw droppingly good. A must. Difficult to describe but must be experienced. James Turrells's installations elicit amazing responses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Lovers of modern art and architecture and nature will delight in a visit to the Island of Naoshima. Well worth the time and expense to get here. Be sure to stay overnight at a Bed and Breakfast. Two day visit was enough to see the museums but I will be back!

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Crosby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

This museum is just fantastic. If for no other reason than to see monets waterlillies at their finest you must make the trip. Naoshima was the highlight of our tour of japan and chichu certainly doesn't disappoint! Museums and galleries are a passion of mine, visiting a real work of architecture like this where the beauty of the building is... More

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Yackandandah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It's not cheap, and only had five works really (if you count the Monet room as single work), but it is a stunning experience and a stunning location. Make sure you eat at the cafe!

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Taipei
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This unique museum is designed by Tadao Ando, build underground in the mountain of Naoshima, Seto Inland Sea. There are only 4 major exhibitions, house works by Claude Monet, Walter De Maria, James Turrell, and the museum itself by Tadao Ando. It is the pearl of Naoshima, surprising the world with those arts specifically design for this museum and the... More

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