When you use ferry from Uji port of Okayama Prefecture, in 25 minutes a giant red pumpkin come into view through the early morning haze clinging to the dockside. Today, Naoshima island has become one of the brightest stars in Japan's contemporary art scene.
In Chischu Art Museum you appreciate "Open Field" designed by James TURRELL. It is an art as if it were sucked in the light. Other exhibits are 5 paintings of water lily by Claude MONET.
At your hotel (Osaka or Okayama or Hiroshima)
The museum was completed by the designer, Ando Tadao.
Lee Ufan is a World famous Korean Artist.
The museum has a hotel, based on the concept "Coexistence of nature, architecture and art."
We visit unique houses.
At your hotel (Osaka or Okayama or Hiroshima)
When you use ferry from Uji port of Okayama Prefecture, in 25 minutes a giant red pumpkin come into view through the early morning haze clinging to the dockside. Today, Naoshima island has become one of the brightest stars in Japan's contemporary art scene. The architect Tadao Ando designed many buildings such as Chichu Art Museum buried in the ground, Lee Ufan Museum in harmony with nature, and Benesse House Museum and Ando Museum.
In Chischu Art Museum you appreciate "Open Field" designed by James TURRELL. It is an art as if it were sucked in the light. Other exhibits are 5 paintings of water lily by Claude MONET, and the work "Time / Timelss / No time" by Walter De Maria.
Lee Ufan is a Korean who graduated from Nihon University. He put an emphasis on local stone and space.
Benesse House Museum is a facility that integrates a museum with a hotel, based on the concept "Coexistence of nature, architecture and art." You can enjoy a lot of unique artworks.
Furthermore you can enjoy dotting the beaches. There are 20 outdoor installations such as a giant yellow pumpkin, Naoshima Pavilion, upstairs built of glass in Go-o Shrine.
I do hope you visit Naoshima to appreciate modern arts.
The transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee
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If you visit Naoshima from Osaka, the transportation fee is about 15,400yen, and the time on a round trip is 6 hours. if from Okayama it is 2,800yen and about 3,.5 hours. The entrance fee is 4,000yen per person.
If you visit Naoshima Island from Osaka , Kyoto, or Hiroshima, please let me know. I would like to make an individual arrangement.
Thank you Hideo-san for a fun city and Naoshima Island tour. Even though the commute was long, it was smooth and easy, thanks to your extremely well-organized
I'm very happy to receive your good review. I'm sure you enjoyed the tour of Japan, especially you saw unique outdoor works in Modern Art Island Naoshima. I wish you and all your family good health and happiness. Thank you!
I had booked this for some clients of mine. Communication is punctual but clients commented that not much explanation was given on the sights.
I awfully sorry to say I didn't have so much explanation, but this tour was mainly sightseeing of 10 million-dollar night view of Kobe, so I hope your guests felt naturally beautiful landscape and took a lot of pictures and videos, so I didn't think I had so much explanation. Thank you for joining my tour. Best wishes to you and your guests.
We finalize our tour in Japan visiting Kobe with Mr. Hideo, who was very knowledgeable about that destination since he lived there for many years. Thanks for showing up the top spots and helping us finding after the tour the Pokémon toys for our grandchildren. Arigato Gosaimas.
Hello Alfonso I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed Kitano Ijinkan including Weather cock house, and sake tasting. I hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you, very much.
HIDEYOSHI is highly organized and timely. On the first day that we met him, he provided us with a daily time table of the planned itinerary as well as the expected transportation / food / admission costs. This was useful to get an idea of how much cash to have on hand each day. His English is quite good and he gave us valuable historical background on many Kyoto and Nara sites that we visited, which made us appreciate everything with a different perspective. We visited most of the famous sites as well as some off the beaten path locations. We ate tasty matcha tofu udon, kaiseki, yudofu, yuba, amazake, wagashi, daifuku, matcha and matcha sweets. We browsed around Nishiki market, the Nara shotengai, the Kiyomizu shops and slopes (be careful not to slip or lose either 3,2,1 years of your life - another fun fact we learned). We covered enormous ground in our couple of days, with tons of walking--definitely 10,000+ if not 20,000+ steps daily. HIDEYOSHI has no problem walking this much with you. It was a pleasure to walk the entire Philosopher's Path after seeing Ginkakuji. Of course in circumstances where it made more sense to take transportation we certainly did (bus, taxi, subway, Randen). Thank you HIDEYOSHI. We learned a lot.
Hi Kyle, I'm very happy to receive your message. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto tour. You liked matcha very much, especially sprinkled green tea that we had on Sannenzaka slope was the most delicious I've ever had. We walked on the philosopher's Path between Ginkakuji and Nanzenji. Next time I strongly recommend you visit Kyoto in Spring. I'm sure you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing on Philosopher's Path. Please imagine the looks that cherry blossom petals are floating on the Lake Biwa Canal. I live in Osaka, so when you visit Japan next time, I'd like to show you Osaka, different from Kyoto. Osaka is very interesting and unique city. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Kyle.