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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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architectural giant

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Crewe, United Kingdom
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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167 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank jbsalee
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank bbandzia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expect it to be busy and with multiple waiting times, but worthwhile just for the outlandishness of it all. I thought the "open field" room was fascinating and stimulating. The "timeless" room was certainly impressive and evocative, something almost religious. You can can also see similar granite balls down near the dock under a staircase. The museum cafe front has... More 

Thank Jay P
New York
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect fusion of art and architecture enhanced and elevated both experiences and added umami of the soul. There are places in the world which generate an appreciation for what people with great funds accomplish and give and this is one par excellence. It is comparable in price to Museums in New York, and was worth every penny. Note in... More 

Thank ThrutheSky
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 3 artists but personally, I like James Turrell's artworks. The architecture of the museum is designed by Tadao Ando, worth to walk around to appreciate it.

Thank mickyhk
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Small but impactful. The design by Tadao Andois an art piece in itself. The Monet Waterlilies display is spectacular.

Thank ddelagarza

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