Art House Project, Naoshima-cho

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. Put Art House Project at the forefront of your travel plans using our Naoshima-cho trip itinerary planner .
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  • 1. No entree fee is charged anywhere, so there is no discounted pricing. 2. Tyrell's dark house is a must visit and the toilets at the entry to the Art Project is unexpected. The roof of the townhouse...  more »
  • Building on display in the town are co-located. That this district is rejuvenated by this project. Street is very quiet, but blend the art without discomfort. Different works of several artists so quaint. I think it is possible in major cities such as Tokyo.
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  • To be honest, i loved most of the project. There are 6 places that you go to as part of your ticket, the Ando 'Museum' is not included and incurs an extra charge. We skipped this after reading trip ad...  more »

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