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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 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Gold Coast
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127 reviews 127 reviews
6 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The number art installations at this museum is small, but they are world class...and the largely below ground complex in which they are housed is an architectural achievement which compliments the art beautifully. The space given to the exhibition of Monet's work is something worthy of the French master...and I love the way his 19th century paintings co-exist so well... More

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Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I really enjoyed the architecture and the art installations. Wonderful ecperience. No photos allowed, obviously, so I bought a small book. Didn't cost much either.

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Helsinki
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

No words can describe how stunning Chichu Art Museum is. There's only a few works of art, but that doesn't matter - the entire museum experience is what you are looking for. Ando's architecture isn't just a backdrop, but an essential part of the art. I don't think I've been as stunned in a museum as when I was sitting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place is totally something else. It feels not from this world. The architecture and art blend together and form a total art experience unlike anything else. Probably most impressive place i've ever been to. Definitely worth the visit. And remember, the architecture is (at least) half the fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a surreal experience to put it mildly. You'll walk through the most spectacular buildings dug into the earth. Vast galleries with nothing but natural light flooding in. Holding the most beautiful pieces of art. You'll most likely be on your own in each room as the island and the museum are in a remote place with very few... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Having seen some of the reviews on trip advisor I was in two minds whether or not I would visit , but having seen the bulk of the island my gf and I decided it was for the best to see this: my god we were glad we did. It was brilliant. Yes a bit pricey but worth it I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a great experience to be there! Not only bcoz of the art piece! Getting inTo The architect is already a great experience ! U can enjoy the space and the idea that ando built. It is the most expensive museum in Naoshima, but it worth.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just walking around without seeing any art, you are still part of the art, the architecture of Tadao Ando is so discreet and yet important. The monet room was mind blowing and James Turrel was a trip!

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Simply stunning architecture and artworks, with none of that "hotel guests only" nonsense you get at Benesse House. Most beautiful architectural spaces I've been in my whole life. This museum alone is more than worth the trip to Naoshima. An experience I'll remember forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The best museum on Naoshima has it all : the architecture of the building is sublime and the collection is magnificent. It isn't cheap ( ¥ 2060 ) but you'll get value for money. 5 water lilies paintings by Monet, intriging work by Walter de Maria, even one work in which you have to participate yourselve. Truly a museum to... More

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