Modern Art Naoshima Island

Art, Culture, & Historical

Hideo Y.

4.43(117) reviews
Osaka
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

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.

Meeting Point

At your hotel (Osaka or Okayama or Hiroshima)

10:00 AM

Chichu Art Museum

The museum was completed by the designer, Ando Tadao.

11:30 AM

Lee Ufan Museum

Lee Ufan is a World famous Korean Artist.

02:00 PM

Benesse House Museum

The museum has a hotel, based on the concept "Coexistence of nature, architecture and art."

03:30 PM

Art House Project

We visit unique houses.

Ending Point

At your hotel (Osaka or Okayama or Hiroshima)

What to Expect

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.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

The transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee

Important Information

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!!

Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee, time and entrance fee are ?

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.

Reviews

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Mimi C.

Dec 29, 2022

Christmas trip

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

Hideo Y.

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!

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Bin bin tan .

Dec 13, 2022

Lacking explanations

I had booked this for some clients of mine. Communication is punctual but clients commented that not much explanation was given on the sights.

Hideo Y.

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.

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Alfonso S.

Oct 19, 2022

Good day in Kobe

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.

Hideo Y.

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.

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Kyle S.

Oct 18, 2022

Kyoto and Nara with HIDEYOSHI

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.

Hideo Y.

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.

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