Naoshima, Naoshima-cho

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#1 of 19 in Nature in Kagawa Prefecture
Take a boat from Uno (Honshu) or Takamatsu (Shikoku) to explore Naoshima, a small island known for its modern art museums and natural sights. Rent a bike upon arrival to travel around the island in style, taking in its charmingly selective and thoroughly modern cultural sites, and tranquil sandy beaches. The contrast between the thrilling modernity of the island's cultural highlights and its laid-back, rustic atmosphere makes for an unusual but pleasant mix. Don't rush the experience, and take the time to explore the island's charms, both futuristic and traditional. A visit to Naoshima represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Naoshima-cho trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • From an island that used to collect garbage and waste an eccentric billionaire turn it into one of the world ART gems attracting tourists from all over the world to see its museums and architecture do...  more »
  • I would decide the rating, between the island and the museums. The trip to the island, is very enjoyable. The art works and the museums are OK, yet we had expected more.  more »
  • Now speaking of Naoshima, like pumpkin Kusama's art and Tadao Ando's architecture in the very famous island! It is more than 20 years ago for the first time, but at the time fun! I gone so many times! I think since then compared quite crowded. When you go always from the UNO Harbor aboard the ferry said.
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Book ahead if you opt to stay in Naoshima-cho, especially during weekends and holidays, as the island has become an increasingly popular beach getaway. A wide variety of accommodations lie scattered across the island, but remember that many of the lodgings don't have English-speaking staff, so you'll need to make reservations in Japanese. Budget and mid-range options abound, including ryokans, hostels, dormitories, and beachside lodges, while an extravagant designer hotel-museum often books up months in advance.
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