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Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima-cho
(3.9/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
A work of art its own right, Chichu Art Museum is built into the subtropical landscape of the southern side of Naoshima Island. Most of the gallery remains invisible from the outside, while a scattering of minimalist concrete structures peaking over the foliage provides only a hint of what lurks inside. Step in to discover a permanent exhibit of the famed water lilies by Claude Monet, as well as works by Walter De Maria and James Turrell. Take a break at the onsite cafe, which offers picturesque views of the Inland Sea. Use our Naoshima-cho vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Chichu Art Museum and other attractions in Naoshima-cho.
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  • The museum is built with solid concrete walls, giving vibe like a minimalist fortress. There are 3 exhibition rooms for James Turrell, Monet, and Walter de Maria. Visitors have to change to indoor sli...  more »
  • A place as we visit a handful in his life, with luck and traveling a lot. Our idea of luxury, calm and subtlety. What the Japan's best in contemporary art and architecture. All simply amazing.
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  • Exhibit area is 3, so 廻remasu 30 minutes if the Monet's work than as the work of Ando's buildings are worth.
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  • Only a handful of works, but stunningly presented. The space suits the work perfectly. The museum forces you to take your time, and it's worth lingering. The Monet room reminds me of the Musee de l'Orangerie.
  • Love it~ one of the best art museum I've been to~ they bring the arts to a modern level~
  • Amazing architecture by Tadao Ando (though if concrete isn't your thing, you might be disappointed). Building is designed around the art, and while there aren't many pieces, they are shown at their very best.
  • Beautiful architecture and scenery. Great collection unfortunately limited to 3 art pieces+ 5 Monet paintings. A bit short for a museum that is one of the most expensive in Naoshima (2000¥) Also no photos are allowed which is such a pity as the architecture is just calling for picture. I really liked the work by James Turrell
  • It was not that busy, but needed to wait everywhere. Expensive (¥2060) for less than 10 art works, which didn't resonate with me. Architecture doesn't serve its purpose, acoustic is bad. The Monets have mirroring glass, not so easy to look at. Coffee is expensive, not worth the visit.