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Naoshima

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Address: Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Not a huge art fan, still had a great time

I took a ferry from Takamatsu, explored the island for the day and then took the ferry to Okayama (via Uno). The whole island is dedicated to art exhibitions. I didn't go to any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
PsychoSavager
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a ferry from Takamatsu, explored the island for the day and then took the ferry to Okayama (via Uno). The whole island is dedicated to art exhibitions. I didn't go to any of the museums, but I did see the art projects (the dark room one was my favourite), explore the island for the various statues and sculptures... More 

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qc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Naoshima is one of the coolest places we've been to in Japan, offering a different experience for visitors. Even if your not an art lover, you would enjoy the modern art exhibits since they're presented in a unique way. Picture taking is not allowed in the museums though. An overnight stay in this island is highly recommended to fully experience... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Very cool,artistic peaceful island. A little pricey, but it was worth it. Great place to get outside Tokyo for a bit. I highly recommend it.

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2 Thank Antonio D
Parañaque, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Naoshima. An island dotted not just with wonderful sceneries, but with outstanding art pieces. Sculptures on a grassy knoll, on a pier, by the beach. Your smart phone camera will overload. The people are nice and helpful. So are the visitors, who share the same passion for art.

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2 Thank Nonoy G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

It is true, the island is beautiful, the concrete buildings designed by Tado Ando are elegant, the concept of an island museum worth pursuing, the collections worth visiting but is it worth the time (from Tokyo, difficult to cut the journey under 6 hours), the money and the energy ( a entire day is a very minimum to visit the... More 

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3 Thank Mobida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We made a day trip to Naoshima from Hiroshima. Even leaving at 6am in the morning we still didn't arrive at Naoshima ferry dock until 11.20 (ferries only run hourly, missed ours by 2mins). Quite a lot of tourists made the journey from various cities, Okayama being the exchange point from Shinkanzen (bullet trains). Arriving late in the morning we... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Interesting for those who would like to visit a beautiful and tranquil Japanese island with the added bonus of seeing some relatively interesting art housed in fascinating architecture. Lovely place for a walk, a ride or the very convenient public/private transport.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

While the fact it was rainy didn't help with our experience (ruling out the outdoor installations) the galleries were quite underwhelming, even if the buildings were really interesting. Given our time again we would have given this a miss. The transport around the island was poorly organised, things were badly signposted, and the staff were very inglexible. Overall, only go... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice day so riding our bikes was lovley. There's lots of food around so no need to stress about going hungry. But, if you have a bit of time in Uno there's a good supermarket there called something like Do It down past the fish market (head right along the bay when you exit the station). That's... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Naoshima offers the perfect balance of nature and selected blend of culture and modern architecture, all blended with hospitality and high quality art museums. Spend at least a day enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and vistas of this beautiful island

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