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Chichu Art Museum

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Address: 3449-1, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa Prefecture
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+81 87-892-3755
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This unusual museum is perhaps the most important site on Naoshima. The architecture of the building itself (by Tadao Ando) is part of the experience. I liken it to visiting the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Menlo Park, CA
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Menlo Park, CA
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This unusual museum is perhaps the most important site on Naoshima. The architecture of the building itself (by Tadao Ando) is part of the experience. I liken it to visiting the Death Star. It's full of forbidding and isolated passages and sliding glass doors that go open or close with a "woosh". Inside, there is a spectacular large room with... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best in the island, would not want to give you too many details it was a surprise of going in is so good! not to be missed

Thank David J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The space was spacious with pretty natural lighting. Camera was not allowed and you should take the time and appreciate the breathtaking surrounding. My favorite room was the one with Monet's... so astonishingly beautiful! Least favorite would be the tacky taste coffee at the chicly decorated Chichu cafe.

Thank Dyu P
Nouakchott, Mauritania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One important thing for an art museum is to have some actual artworks. This museum has 4 Monets, one of which I really enjoyed. There is also a room that is a "total environment" - where you enter up a black marble staircase, into a space that has no points of reference except a glowing purple square that fills most... More 

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Morelia, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing place to visit. The works are mind blowing and the building is something I will remember for a very long time. Made my trip worthwhile. Sadly no pictures are allowed which is a bit unfair because you are not able to take pics of the building or anything. Do not think twice. Come and see this... More 

Thank RodrigoSigal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The museum is built with solid concrete walls, giving vibe like a minimalist fortress. There are 3 exhibition rooms for James Turrell, Monet, and Walter de Maria. Visitors have to change to indoor slipper and advised to refrain from talking loudly. The room is lit with natural light and it feels serene andn sophisticated. No photography is allowed upon entering... More 

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taylor lake village, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Nature, light, and concrete. Beautiful surroundings with an appreciation for Mother Nature, but walking into some of the museum reminded me of a Normandy bunker of WWII. Have to be open minded and like grey concrete, but worth the time to consider what the artists and architect had in mind. Worth the time and effort, for sure.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's double the price of most of the other museums/sights but I think it's worth it, might as well if you made the effort to go to Naoshima! I did "wow" (in my mind) when I saw some of the stuff (and I have been to a number of modern art museums and have seen Monet paintings in Paris... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating architecture and exhibition. Entry price quite high vs. size of the museum. My favourite attraction on the island.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This museum is in many was better for the architecture and site that contents. It is a very interesting building using natural light for the art works and sitting within the landscape. The cafe also have a fantastic view and is in many ways the highlight. It has three art sections: 1 - Monet water lilies. Good, but must admit... More 

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