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Chichu Art Museum

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3449-1, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

I had been to Benesse House Hotel and Museum before, but the Chichu was a long wait and we did not go in. This year, it was not crowded and we entered quickly at the appointed time. I had no idea what to expect, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Randall W
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a creation from Ando architect: a piece of art by itself designed to host a few exhibitions offering a unique experience. Only small groups of visitors allowed so book in advance.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 699bernardc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on my list for years. It lived up to expectations. I recommend it to anyone with any love of art.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NYCDesign78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many people who reviewed this museum, I really enjoyed it, and I am not "artistic" in the least. I did not find the staff rude or hostile at all. They are quiet and kind, and do their best to keep the environment calm and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkGroenewold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect, but loved the works. Went back to each of them within the same visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank foy34
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The entire museum features only 4 artists. But they are given so much space and reverence for their work. You experience the building, the space and the work. Only pretentious part was why we need to take our shoes off to view Monet’s water lilies...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank weiwei_sg
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The Chichu Art Museum was one of the highlights of my trip to Japan. Don't go in expecting a typical museum with paintings and sculptures. There is one room with 5 Monets, but that's not really what this museum is about. It's about experiencing a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eric K
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Island hopping is a major activity for Takamatsu visitors, and going to Chichu art museum should definitely be on your agenda! The museum was designed by Ando, a world renowned Japanese Architect. The building has no exterior, as all the space are excavated as an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kikiC-626
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I brought my parents to the Chichu Art Museum - they are not particularly interested in art, however they had an amazing experience. This was definitely a highlight of our entire trip, and one of the most interesting and beautiful galleries I have ever been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ReenaPToronto
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

As some have commented before, this museum prides itself in giving a "true" experience of art. And this results in conformity. In each room, for every art work (beware, there are only the four that are advertised, not more) you are told (sometimes in person,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 25, 2018|
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Response from Maeve G | Reviewed this property |
I think you can access without entrance fee (the shop anyway). Cafe lovely, great panoramic window and view and food good. Shop small.
February 15, 2018|
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Response from dancing-freak | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I have no idea. I'd try to look it up on their website, or phone: Tel. +81-(0)87-892-3755 Best of luck!
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Nandi N | Reviewed this property |
I believe you would be commuting for at least 6-7h that day so unless you absolutely love one of the artists in the collection I think you mostly ruin a day for yourselves - and I absolutely loved the collection - it just... More
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Chichu Art museum Naoshima registration issue (2 Replies)
Hello! Has anyone had any problems making a reservation for Open Sky at Chichu Art Museum? Every email address I have tried is refused, and deemed illegal, even though all of them are valid.
January 21, 2018|
Response fromEmmaTian|
Thank you very much for the reply. This link is for online ticket purchase, I was looking to book a seat for Open Night Sky event. They definitely still have open slots. I will ask my hotel for help with the booking. Thanks again
Berty K
Washington, Pennsylvania
Naoshima Island at night (2 Replies)
We will be visiting Naoshima Island April 21st. We have spots reserved at the Chichu Art Museum for the Open Sky Night Program. We cannot order a taxi as the taxi on the island is by phone only - no email. Would it be safe to walk from the Chichu Art Museum back to the Miyanoura Port around 8 in the evening? I understand this to be a 30 minute or so walk. TYIA.
February 09, 2018|
Response fromShibuyakko|
You'll be walking back on the main road where cars come, so just be careful with that. Be sure to have a flashlight. No worries about getting mugged or assaulted by other humans whatsoever.