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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  • We had checked reviews beforehand which all said to book before going. We booked but once we arrived at Uno Port Ferry Terminal we were told boats were all cancelled until further notice due to...  more »
  • This place is just wonderful. Am not sure which room was my favourite either Monet room or the Walter de Maria room. The later brought involuntary teas to my eyes.  more »
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  • Wonderful place. The architecture is worth it alone. I think I enjoyed the space more so than some of the art. Highly recommended
  • Amazing museum, definitely a must visit when on Naoshima. Make sure to stop at their cafe, since they offer some nice beverages and dishes. Their terrace is particularly nice to enjoy the sunset.
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