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Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

it is an interesting place to visit, so beware : you will not be alone, but the small society is used to it and well organised, I would recommend to just walk everywhere, slow life, enjoy it

Thank sinjoorAntwerp
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were planning our trip to Japan when my husband read an article about Naoshima Island. It is a small island off of Okayama in the Seto Sea. A third of the island is designated to art! What a great idea! Takeo Ando, the famous...More

Thank 1barbarap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes planning to get the most out of Naoshima and the neighbouring ‘art islands’, which are connected by ferries crisscrossing the Seto Inland Sea. Naoshima and Teshima are the two popular destinations that have a lot to offer: the architecture (mainly designed by the...More

7  Thank Mac092
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are quite a few museums and outdoor art installations around the island. Be prepared to pay to enter - there is no “island-wide pass” as you would have in many cities. Honmura is the most interesting populated area with several art houses to visit....More

3  Thank williamsM29HU
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great almost secluded island, by mean, its not crowded. Lots of tourist but still have spaces to explore with ease. I went there as a one day trip, I leave kyoto early inthe morning to okayama then change train to uno to take ferry to...More

3  Thank kimum4tsu
Reviewed 10 September 2018

it is an amazing experience to come to this small island in Japan! better than Osaka by far , if you are thinking about, don't , go to the island. beautiful museums in a small village, if you have time spend on day in techima...More

1  Thank Marcelonetto
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I have to admit that I am not the museum type and have therefore skipped those, which seems to be the main reason to visit the island. If you are not into arts, would still recommend visiting - rent an (e-)bike for the day, explore...More

1  Thank SvenMl
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Pros: Naoshima had some fantastic art museums and beautiful architecture interwoven with the stunning island scenery. The Chichu art museum has great paintings and the building itself is a pleasure to walk through, although it is a small collection. The Benesse House also has some...More

4  Thank ouwxman
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I'd be surprised if anyone could see all the art here in one day. Wonderfully spread out over the island and even the natural beauty should be enjoyed. While my kids looked the art that was on hand, they really enjoyed Gotanji beach which is...More

1  Thank Ojayc0305
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Exploration of the island as a whole (and of the Benesse House area in particular), is too dependent on buses - there is simply not enough of them, and the system with Benesse guest buses vs. normal buses is too chaotic (apart from bikes, there...More

7  Thank OandP_nomads
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19 June 2018|
Response from G2149QHrobertof | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Me and my wife visited around this exact time last year the island and its open, it was really great and in fact we are currently travelling throughout japan right now and will visit naoshima again in 5 days!! Take... More
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6 February 2018|
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Response from G2149QHrobertof | Reviewed this property |
Naoshima has a bus service available to go around the island so in this cold and sometimes rainy season might be the way to go
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