Art House Project, Naoshima-cho

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Art House Project allows Japanese and foreign artists and architects to turn abandoned buildings into large-scale art installations that help visitors discover the everyday life of a small fishing village. Scattered around the neighborhood, the houses are almost impossible to find without a map, some help from locals, and interaction with other travelers, which makes the whole experience seem like a treasure hunt. Do not miss a replica of the Statue of Liberty and the glass staircase at the Go'o Shrine. Arrange to visit Art House Project and other attractions in Naoshima-cho using our Naoshima-cho travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Alternative art is like, but here was due to work with. Exciting exhibits in the darkness, there was a discovery. Other exhibits are where it is not easy. Look carefully none end in about 5 minutes. Work the sea that even a funny thought. Go in the summer and very hot. Is recommended if you come to Naoshima, but 2 times is not?!
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  • August 7, 2017
    We walked around the Art House Project and visited all the 6 installations. They were very interesting and well worth the visit. Highly recommended for the art lovers.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Do not miss Minayama from turrell! It is wonderful to enter into old Japanese style houses with modern arts.  more »

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