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Chichu Art Museum

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3449-1, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-892-3755
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Museum by Tadao Ando is truly outstanding in the building and designed space itself, and it adds the experience of lifetime with incredibly well-presented matching exhibition spaces for each marvelous and precious artworks; Tadao Ando's iconic exposed concrete supplemented with galvanized iron details played...More

4  Thank Jaeleeny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Depressing atmosphere. Art presented in a dictatorial mood. Staff looked seriously terrified :(... No respect and consideration for reasonable visitor's request.

6  Thank MiriamManevitz
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was absolutely the highlight of Naoshima for us. The architecture matches the Art perfectly to the point that the building is part of the experience. Build your trip around this one. Tickets need to be booked online.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Challenging to get to, expensive to get into and unpleasant to be in. The building is brutalist concrete with a few pieces of art. Interesting pieces, yes, that do not seem to be Japanese in any way. The most pleasant spot if just outside the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not going to comment on the art and the style of this museum, art is different things to different people - in the reviews I read, people either LOVED the art, or HATED it. However, be advised that the uber-minimalism of the design...More

Thank markrein2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is extraordinary from the walk through the Monet inspired garden to the Ando architecture and the art collection. Only note - do not forget to stop at the ticket office to get proper tickets and your online ticket is not accepted.

Thank Go55
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We visited this museum on our recent trip to Naoshima and were delighted. We had a hard time envisioning exactly how the museum would be from descriptions we read, but it was really like nothing we had ever experienced. It is small, but such care...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This Museum makes a visit unpleasant and unworthy of the efforts to get there. Getting to Naoshima is already difficult, getting a ticket to the Chichu Museum requires an internet booking then within the ten minutes prior to the appointed time you will get a...More

1  Thank MILOUW
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a museum with limited artists represented but if they are your choice and you are interested then it is very interesting. Monet is not my favourite having spent many hours in other galleries viewing his work but there are a good number of...More

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Knowing that Naoshima is an island full of art, I wanted to go and check it out for many years and finally, I made it happen! This day trip was beyond my expectation and this Chichu Art Museum is everything I love! Tadao Ando's design...More

1  Thank kentoinou925
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I was a bit worried taking 2 ten-year olds here but the art here is thought provoking for kids and adults alike. This art gallery is unique in that the architecture itself could be described as art. We went in the peak season but despite...More

1  Thank Ojayc0305
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The museum is showcasing 3 artists only but we are talking aboutMonet (4 paintings), Walter de Maria and James Turell. However, in addition to their extraordinary work and quality, their works are showcased in an absolutely unique building and rooms that are designed the highlight...More

1  Thank Christophe D
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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.
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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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