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Inujima, Okayama

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Inujima is a Japanese island in the Seto Inland Sea, located near the coast of Okayama Prefecture. It is part of Higashi-ku, Okayama., Inujima has a population of 72.Access from mainlandA ferry service operates between Hōden and Inujima.Industrial heritageA copper refinery was opened on the island in 1909, but this closed in 1919. The brick-built refinery remained largely undemolished, and from 2008, it formed the centrepiece of a large-scale art project designed to stimulate tourism to the island.Inujima Art ProjectThe is a rehabilitation project covering the entire island by the Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation, a project of Benesse Corporation. It opened to the public in April 2008. The first phase of the project was to turn the old seirensho refinery into a model of contemporary architecture and art to recycle the Japanese industrial heritage. It was the coordinated efforts of the architect Hiroshi Sambuichi and Yukinori Yanagi who collaborated with the architect in his artwork, and the Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology at Okayama University.Population dataThe population of the island has changed over the years as follows.Film locations Seibu Keisatsu (July 1984)
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  • Naoshima is famous for its art, but Inujima, which can be reached from Okayama, is a compact island that takes half a day to walk. The refinery is also a historic site.
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  • A very relaxing island with many art attractions, old narrow, charming streets, and a beach and campground. A daytrip is good enough, but it is very peaceful to stay the night when most tourists are g...  more »
  • Visiting Inujima is a pleasant and memorable experience, let alone the access to there is quite easy as it only takes 10 minutes from the port of Honden in Okayama. In addition, the island is also quite deserted from the tourist crowd so it is more convenient to visit.
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  • It’s worth every single penny it charges for the ticket. The art exhibition in particular was personally a life changing experience. I’d come to better understand appreciate modern art, too.
  • Great place to visit
  • I think that there is a place where a little more industrial history can be learnt. Because the ratio of art is high, it is a little spicy for people without artistic sense. But to withstand the stylish pressure, I think it is worth visiting once.
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  • Personally I like than the "Naoshima". In the 30 or so Islanders, is the average age is over 70-year-old. Fewer tourists, the island itself, as any appreciation of looking around at your own pace is recommended. Art 疎kute, also drink a breath with the greatness of the smelter. Are the goose bumps. Works that will skip the details, visit the feel in the body. Regret is not. Tickets can be purchased at ticket centers near the embarkation. By 2060 Yen credit is available anyone who likes world of Laputa, the modern industrial world remains the smelter is sure to like. Home projects on Naoshima is big? I think on a whirlwind tour around 3 times, slowly turning, fine in about 5 hours. Transportation on the island is on foot. Rates are one way 300 yen, from Inujima last ferry to hoden port is 18: 45 (Sunday's 17:15). I also would like to try, so can put the barbecue and tents on the South coast of outdoor summer.
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  • I went to a barbecue to rent a pension on the island, but there were many things I personally think about. Especially, it is the trend of the island, the owner of the pension, and the people of the ship is good, young people working in cafes, etc., but the elderly people of the island relationship is not a piece of affable and arrogant attitude. There are a lot of people who dislike the outsider who is just saying not to come to our island. To attract tourists to the island of nothing, and to wind up the gold, the island of the Seto Inland Sea, such as around Naoshima to promote the art island, etc. I felt like I was involved with the islanders who were living quietly, and the correspondence from the people of the island. At least it is a boat like a fishing boat and is ripped out the money to the luggage of the passenger to say the baggage, and I can not even talk peacefully ordinary pension owner to book a pension by phone to the one night I do not have any appeal here. It is recommended that the course which does not concern with the person of the island by taking a small hour of the photograph of the motif of the island of the art.
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