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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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Outstanding - must see in Japan!

This is an absolutely outstanding art installation - we very nearly didn't go during our day trip to Naoshima, but it was definitely the highlight of a very good day! Tickets are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is an absolutely outstanding art installation - we very nearly didn't go during our day trip to Naoshima, but it was definitely the highlight of a very good day! Tickets are relatively expensive but well worth the money - they have several water-lilly (Monet) paintings, presented in a vast room that's entirely naturally lit - it's an absolutely breathtaking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

After wending your way through a tiny approximation of Monet's Garden, be prepared to walk upstairs, downstairs, and through tunneled concrete halls, and taking off your shoes at Chichu Art Museum. Mostly underground, the museum is a marvel of design. The James Turrell light works are fascinating, the Walter De Maria "Time/Timeless/No Time" mind-boggling, and Monet's water lilies, painted in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Chichu is the most unusual of Ando's art museums on the Island of Naoshima. It is a cross between a mine with air shafts and an art galley - it is underground. It is also a gallery that is a 'set piece' in so far as it is the permanent display of only three artists works. Of these, for me,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really the reason to come to this island. The building itself and the few pieces the museum has. I wasn't familiar with installation art but what I have seen here, impresses me a lot. Nice garden too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Depressing atmosphere. Art presented in a dictatorial mood. Staff looked seriously terrified :(... No respect and consideration for reasonable visitor's request.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Ando designed Chichu museum building may be more grandiose than grand, even with its brilliant subterranean setting. Turning to the art, Monet waterlily room and the James Turrell open sky room were perfect, though the De La Maria piece was somewhat precious. That said, this is a world class museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

the architecture of the museum in conjunction with the artworks is simply breathtaking. my favourite place on the island and a truly memorable experience. one of the best art galleries i have ever been to. i was lucky to enjoy solitude during my visit (just before closing time).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It felt like stepping inside a Kubrick film: a white-dressed lady accompanies you inside a huge empty hall. That is the ante-chamber before going to the divine Monet room. Go for the quality of the experience not for the quantity of artworks. Unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The art and the building are amazing and just work so well together. The Monet display is a highlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

come late when most have gone home... Use time to really enjoy the spaces... And Take a drink at the cafe!

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Additional Information about Chichu Art Museum

Address: 3449-1, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 -87-892-3755
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Shikoku  >  Kagawa Prefecture  >  Kagawa-gun  >  Naoshima-cho
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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