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Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima-cho

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • This place is unlike any museum I've been to. Each room is built to enhance the piece inside or be a piece itself. The museum also has some of the most real life surreal art I've experienced. Open Fie...  more »
  • The architecture is great to see, art is nice (but very little of it) but the overall experience leaves an unfriendly aftertaste. Everyone is a bit stiff and the art is explained as being so awfully i...  more »
  • The five Monet water lilies paintings are beautiful but it should be made possible to enjoy them sitting down--as you can do at the Musee de l"Orangerie in Paris, not standing in uncomfortable slipper...  more »
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  • Wouldn't say it's one of the best contemporary art museums in the world. It deserves to be seen mostly for it's architecture. But I think the museum needs some more interactivity.
  • Amazing museum, love the architecture and the artwork. I did not love the hovering creepy staff who were constantly scolding guests and reminding not to touch anything. I felt like I was being treated like a child who had never visited a museum before. But the artwork and experience as a whole is still pretty close to perfect.
  • Amazing space. There was a perfect blue sky the day we visited and it looked fantastic against the architecture. Some of the exhibits were the best I have seen. Amazing place.
  • Very interesting architecture. A bit of spooky atmosphere. A little bit difficult to go
  • The best museum I've ever visited in my life. The architecture is astonishing and inside there are few art masterpieces. Is forbidden to take photographs but everything will be impressed in your mind forever!