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.
Hideo was very knowledgeable, and provided us with a nice tour of Kanazawa. He was very prompt and arranged a car for us. His English was a little bit difficult to understand, but overall he was a good guide.
Thank you for joining my Kanazawa tour. I enjoyed guiding you Kanazawa tour, and we had a wonderful time in Kenrokuen Garden, Higashichaya, Oyama shrine, and Samurai house. Luckily not so hot day it was nice walking. Best wishes for continuing good health and success.
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I'm very glad to have your excellent review. We visited Kumano Sanzan, one of the World Cultural Heritage sites in Japan. The main scenic spot was Nachi Waterfall with a height of 133 meters, the longest dropping waterfall in Japan. We could see the water flowing down swiftly to the basin. Furthermore we visited three main shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Kumano Hongu Taisha, and Kumano Hayatama Taisha using micro bus. I wish you and all your family good health and happiness. I hope to see you again.
I had an excellent Koyasan day trip with Hideo. I always had an interest in exploring Japanese Buddhism so I was happy that he was able to accommodate my request and we were able to visit their important sites there. He was very kind, knowledgable and flexible in arranging alternative transport despite the train line suspension due to the recent flooding. I will be sure to use his service again when visit Osaka and Koyasan area.
I'm very happy to receive your message. We visited Kongobuji Temple, Danjogaran, and Okunoin, We could see Mandara stereographically in Konpon Daito and a lot of popular samurai graves in the Okunoin. You are the first foreigner who have known Japanese popular samurais and history very well. I wish you all the best in the future. I look forward to seeing you again.
We have used in various cities worldwide private tour guides but Hideo Y. ranks definitly under the top 3! In preparation of our trip I had a few conversations with him about the schedule and he always replied swift and gave precise answers pr proposals. So before arriving in Matsue we had an itinerary which was designed to fit our time schedule (pick-up at hotel and send us to Izumo airport at the end) for approx. 8hrs. He was on time and gave us first a timetable for the day (including bus costs - very important as you need to have exact amount available when getting on a bus!), maps with our tour and further info to remember our tour! Very well prepared. During our tour he new all details of the various spots and linked information from one spot to the other, so we got a very good understanding about the local history. We only can highly recommend him for English spoken groups!
I'm very glad to receive your excellent review. I'm very honored that I'm one of the top 3 guides accrding to your judge. My dream is to guide all the prefectures. For now I guided 24 prefectures, about the half of them. In the future I would like to continue to get the local information and prepare the tour. Thank you.