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Naoshima Full-Day Customized Tour

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You will explore the magical art island of Naoshima! Even you are not so art lovers you will definitely enjoy this one-of-a-kind tour. First, you will be visiting the museum area including Chicyu art museum and meet the iconic yellow pumpkin along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea. At the Art House Project area, you will feel closer to Naoshima's life by strolling several installations in the historical castle town. You will surely become a fan of this magical island!

Kagawa Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
09:10 AM

Meeting Point

Miyanoura port on Naoshima

09:10 AM

Miyanoura Port

Outdoor art works welcome you at the port. The Marine Station “Naoshima”, Red Pumpkin, Naoshima Pavilion

10:00 AM

Chichu Art Museum

The museum designed by Tadao Ando itself is an amazing art piece built mostly underground not to affect the beautiful natural scenery. The famous Claude Monet's late works can be viewed in natural light, and the view of the works changes with the weather and time of day, which is very unique approach to appreciate the art. Artworks of James Turrell, and Walter De Maria are also on permanent display. You need to reserve your ticket through the official website of the museum.

12:00 PM

Benesse House Museum

This is the first museum with accommodation built in 1992, based on the concept of "coexistence of nature, art and architecture." You can walk to the yellow pumpkin from this museum in five minutes! There are also many outdoor art works along the coast and inspirational galleries! Let me know your priorities!

02:30 AM

Art House Project

The old empty houses in the castle town once were reborn as contemporary art works. You can walk around and learn the history of Naoshima more closely because of creative installations inspired by the town. ANDO MUSEUM and good coffee roasting cafes are in this area.

04:00 PM

Naoshima Bath

At the of your journey, you can relax in the artistic public bath created by Otake Shinro. Some people say this is the best art on Naoshima to experience so let's find out.

04:40 PM

End of the tour

Miyanoura port

Ending Point

Miyanoura port on Naoshima

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What‘s included

guide fee

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What‘s not included

transportation fee

lunch (you and the guide)

entrance fee: we may not visit all of the following facilities.

・Chichu Art Museum: 2100 yen,

・Benesse House Museum:1,300 yen,

・Hiroshi Sugimoto Gallery: Time Corridors 1,500 yen (Tea and sweets are included)

・Lee Ufan Museum:1,050 yen

・Art House Project: 1,050 yen for six houses

・ANDO MUSEUM: 520 yen

・Naoshima Bath:660 yen

Tour Important Information

There are two ways to get to Naoshima, one from Uno Port in Okayama and the other from Takamatsu Port in Kagawa Prefecture, but for a taste of island travel, I recommend taking the lovely ferry from Takamatsu Port. Takamatsu Station and Takamatsu Port are very close, and there are many accommodation facilities. To come to Takamatsu station, transfer to the Marine Liner at Okayama station and travel one hour through the Seto-ohashi Bridge.

From Okayama station to Uno Port, you can ride a local train but if you have luggage and more than one person, it is more convenient to take a taxi, which costs about 8,000 yen.

If you stay at Benesse House on Naoshima, you can enjoy the night views of art works. You also have the privilege of riding the hotel bus connecting the other sightseeing area, which is more convenient.

This tour is not available on Mondays because many facilities are closed on Naoshima.

If you stay at the Benesse house hotels you can use their bus transportation freely. If you don't it is convenient to reserve a taxi for a big group to see more art sites. I highly recommend to book early because there aren't many taxis on Naoshima.

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