Spent a day on Naoshima and saw Chichu, Ifan and the Art Houses without "art fatigue" because the collections and projects are highly focussed and the access monitored so the galleries are not crowded. The architecture and natural settings were wonderful. Would liked to have spent the night and explored another day, but a holiday made booking reasonably priced accommodations difficult , especially as some ryokans, according to the tourist information person who was making calls for us, are reluctant to make reservations for "foreigners" without cell phones. The claim is that "foreigners" with reservations have decided not to stay based on the exterior of the building. At least one accommodation recommended in the Rough Guide has this discriminatory policy. In addition at Oomiyake, we were asked to submit an internet reservation after a telephone reservation was confirmed. The internet reservation was also confirmed, but an email quickly cancelled the reservation without a stated reason. However, art and setting made up for the disappointment of not being able to stay and fully explore the island.
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