Naoshima, Naoshima-cho

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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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  • On New Year's Day in 2017, we visited the Xiangchuan County of Straight island. Take a bus from Mount Fukuoka to reach the terminal in about a hour, and then take a 20-point ferry to reach Straight island. The island is quiet and not as big as South Lamma, and a ship has seen the design of a very delicate coffee room. Unfortunately weather, the drizzle, fortunately on the island bus, went to the art museum. It's worth spending a day in the game.
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  • Recommended is 1 night 2 days in 10 minutes if you just want art to look around, 2-3 nights and spend a leisurely and there are a lot of dishes with fresh seafood, there are several pleasant cafes and shops while and appreciate good art Want to enjoy eating well
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  • I was surprised, and crowded with tourists. So take time to hang around and watch works in some places might be good, but also paid more like modern art pretty for people who think.
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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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