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Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima-cho

(3.9/5 based on 500+ 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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  • Before I came to Setouchi Triennial 2016, I didn’t know how to appreciate the art pieces from Ando Tadao as I thought all his architectures look more or less the same, just modern and minimal. However...  more »
  • If you do not relish a simple design and structure characteristics and concepts. satisfaction is also a flop. Should the first entry and exit as just such a marvel of simplicity where small. photo not possible la w easy
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  • We have travel many museums in our life and none us genre it experience emotional that this wonder of Tadao Ando. Side entry but that is worthwhile.
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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.