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Chichu Art Museum

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Address: 3449-1, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 -87-892-3755
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Mother of all museums

Getting there: take the bus or a bike with more than one gear. By bike it takes blood, SWEAT and tears to get to the Chichu art museum. But mostly sweat. (Wear black or something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The admission fee is extraordinary high. And there isn't anything worth seeing in the museum. This kind of art is quite subjective. If you're not a big art fan, don't waste your money and time here.

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Mijsnheerenland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting there: take the bus or a bike with more than one gear. By bike it takes blood, SWEAT and tears to get to the Chichu art museum. But mostly sweat. (Wear black or something, not a nice pumpkin colored tanktop, like me) Museum: This museum has a small selection of works Compared to other big musea. But that's what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture of the museum itself is a feature. Like a giant triangle of polished concrete its walls are high and throughout the building 3 works of art are housed. People have understandable complained of the minimal art work and that there is not enough for what you pay for. I would argue that this is because they have only... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Save your time. Not sure why this is so popular. It is a small museum and for this reason you must wait in the holding area for however long until they deem it time for the 7 or 8 in your group to proceed. I honestly can't remember much other that they has one Monet (if you've never seen one... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking through a mile of concrete hallways I made a joke that I hope it leads to a single painting, and I was basically right. The experience is unique and over the top and that's what made it fun. The Monet room is especially over the top with having to remove shoes and an empty gallery sized foyer that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A building designed and built by the architect Ando for specific artists and their works was something I had really never seen. One of the finest hurt experiences I have ever had. I don't want to say too much, and ruin the surprise and awe for the next person. Just go with an open mind and enjoy. Make sure you... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chichu Museum is quite small yet offers an amazing and unique art experience. The Monet Room is particularly beautiful. It was our favorite museum on the island.

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Kyoto, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, we didn't really know what to expect, but several people in Takamatsu had told us that this was the most famous museum on Naoshima, so we decided to make a stop here. We are not modern art fans, but we still appreciate art that takes time and skill to create. To be clear, this museum's art did not feature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you're visiting Naoshima just for the day, this should be your first stop since the museum only allows a certain number of people at a time so you need to sign in your preferred time. Picture taking is not allowed inside. You view three art works presented in a unique way allowing you to experience them. This was easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My experience with this place was great. On the way to the museum there is a nice water lily park which puts you in a very nice frame of mind. The architecture is thought provoking, and calm. The Monet room is also calm and not crowded. It was a great experience. I would recommend anyone on Naoshima to visit.

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