Consider the Balance between Nature & Human-beings. - Naoshima in Kagawa Prefecture -
Old-style Japanese houses built roughly 100 years ago are scattered around the Honmura District in Naoshima. "Art House Project" is a project storing and exhibiting contemporary art works inside renovated old folk houses.
The Chichu Art Museum has paintings of Claude Monet, the great Impressionist painter, Walter De Maria and James Turrell in a building architected lightly in the ground by Tadao Ando, who is one of the greatest architects in Japan and whose works feature fair-faced concrete and the contrast between light and shadow. In addition to the Chichu Art Museum, the Benesse House Museum and the Lee Ufan Museum stand in Museum Area.
A public bath called "I ♥ Yu" lies within easy reach of Miyanoura Port. This is one of the art facilities created by contemporary artists. It is intended for practical use.
The Ando Museum located at the center of the Honmura District is an old folk house built 100 years ago. It exhibits photographs, sketches and models presenting the activities performed by Tadao Ando and the history of Naoshima.
Valley Gallery, designed by Tadao Ando, and Glass Tea House "Mondrian," created by Hiroshi Sugimoto, were newly open in March 2022, marking the 30th anniversary of Benesse House.
Getting to Miyanoura Port: 15 min by high-speed boat or 20 min. by ferry from Uno Port
Getting to Honmura Port: 20 min. by high-speed boat from Uno Port
For more information, visit Shikoku Kisen
Getting to Honmura District (Nokyo-mae) from Miyanoura Port: Approx. 8 min. by Town Bus
Getting to Chichu Art Museum: Approx. 15 min. from Miyanoura Port to Tsutsuji-so Lodge by Town Bus, and 7 min. by free shuttle bus
Rental bicycles available at Miyanoura Port and Honmura Port.
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Naoshima Art House Project, Chichu Art Museum, Lee Ufan Museum and Ando Museum closed: Monday (the following day if it is a national holiday)
Benesse House Museum: Open all year round
Admission to Naoshima Art House Project ( multi-site ticket ), Benesse House Museum and Lee Ufan Museum: 1,050 yen / Free for Children (15 & under)
Admission to Chichu Art Museum: 2,100 yen after October / Free for Children (15 & under) Buy tickets online at Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Admission to Ando Museum: 520 yen / Free for Children (15 & under)
Free Wi-Fi service available inside "Marin Station Naoshima" at Miyanoura Port and Honmura Lounge & Archive.
For more information, visit Benesse Art Site Naoshima