Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima-cho

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. Start your trip to Naoshima-cho by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • It is important to feel this greatart within its architecture to apreciate the mariage between the museum and the art objects. you will encounter a new Monet in an owerwhelming exhibition.  more »
  • Chi Chu Art Museum range, about an hour or so can stroll through. There is not much work to show, and building space is an art. A museum filled with surprises. It's not cheap to spend 2060 of millions of coins, maybe so. If you only have a half-day or a day tour in the straight island, you must take the trip. It's too worth the ticket! amazing!
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  • Wow! What an extraordinary treat it was to visit the Chichu Art Museum in the day and then return to experience the light show in Open Sky at sunset. The museum, designed by Tadao Ando, is primarily u...  more »
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  • Wow. The most beautiful art museum I have ever been to, and I love going to art museums. What a unique place. Though there are only a handful of installations, they are presented so so nicely and in a one-of-a-kind way that it is completely worth going to over a museum with hundreds of art pieces, at least in my opinion. The architecture, the surrounding scenery... I would highly recommend this to anyone.
  • One of the most unique art museums we've been to. Be prepared for crowds during busy season. Make sure to get a timed ticket ahead of time. Not many exhibits but you get to immerse yourself in each piece of art which was very neat. A bit pricey compared to other museums in Japan.
  • Quite an experience to see a gallery where the architecture is as important as the art. It was worth the trip. Bring money and time to visit all the offerings at this Island. JR pass was well worth it. The Monets are dramatically presented. No pictures allowed so buy the catalogue otherwise no one will believe you.
  • Absolutely incredible. Definitely worth it, best thing in the island. Unfortunately no photos allowed, but it did mean no one was trying to get the perfect selfie and actually appreciate the art. Incredible room forms that are naturally lit in various ways so change with the weather and time of day
  • Excellent museum once you get over the no photos of building or artwork you really enjoy the experience. Both the artwork and the building are interesting and each installation is amazing in itself. We saw Walter de Maria, James Turell and Monet. Take time to absorb the textures and light as you walk through various spaces.
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