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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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Effects of Light; like Normandy bunker

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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taylor lake village, tx
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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most expensive museum on the island, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world! The house itself might be the most impressive, but the exhibitions too are great. Not too big, and will take u about an hour to see it all. Stop by the Ando museum later to learn more about the architect behind it all!

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Chaudfontaine, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the most overrated and overpriced museum (2060¥) that I have ever seen. The number of "art" works is very limited and highly disappointing. The only little interest was the building architecture by Ando Tadao. Except if you want to play it posh and pseudo intellectual, pass your way and rather go to the Benesse House Museum for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, try and book yourself into the James Turrell night showing - it is a true treat and one of a kind experience, that's all I will say... Chichu was my favorite from the Benesse suite of museums on Naoshima (Teshima art museum is also a must) Viewing Monet's water lilies with less than 10 people in the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favourite museum at Naoshima. I've been here twice and it is still so inspiring to experience this museum again. I love this piece of architecture by Tadao Ando and Turrell's artwork was a great complement.

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a not to be missed museum in Naoshima, though it is incredibly crowded and the movement of people is not well handled. There are only five exhibits, all spatial sculptural installations, and all just wonderful. The tickets are timed and if you arrive on the island with just one day to spend there make sure you've booked your... More 

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