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Chichu Art Museum

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3449-1, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remarkable art installations. Architecture is a bit bewildering - we got lost - and it was very crowded even in February so I dread to think what Summer is like. But worth the journey taken with the whole Naoshima experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank UKandFrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Naoshima is beautiful, however the Chi Chi Museum was too expensive for only seeing FOUR artists... they also had some weird online ticket service, which as an international person, I was not able to book in with. So we had to wait in like for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arrietty W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Site-specific works of James Turrell, Monet, and Walter de Maria. Turrells were mind bending. One of a kind museum for architecture by Tadeo Ando and the art. We also recommend the nearby Benesse House Museum. Access to Naoshima is easiest by rapid ferry ride from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aiclipide
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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 January 11, 2019

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 January 6, 2019

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 December 16, 2018

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 December 16, 2018

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
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asthestars
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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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!
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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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EmmaTian
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.