3449-1 Naoshima
Naoshima Island

coordinates: 34.4488220,133.9858246
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Building names(s): Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum and Annex / Chichu Art Museum
Architect/Designer: Tadao Ando
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Completion date: 2004

function(s): contemporary art, gallery, museum

museum website: www.chichu.jp

Museum Hours

March 1 to September 30 – 10 am to 6 pm (last entry by 5 pm)
October 1 to the end of February -10 am to 5 pm (last entry by 4 pm)
(Closed on Mondays, and December 30 to January 2)
*Open on Mondays for national holidays, but closed the following day. Open from April 29 to May 5 and August 13 to 15.
*The museum is temporarily closed for maintenance from June 23 to 30, 2008 and January 13 to 19,2009.

Admission: 2,000 yen/ Free (under 15 years old)

NB. There is a limit to the number of admissions per day. (You may have to pick up a “Numbered Ticket” at the Chichu Art Museum Ticket Center in order to purchase an “Entrance Ticket”). Check website for details.

Getting there:


From Tokyo via flight
About 3 hours and 30 minutes via Takamatsu Airport
-From Takamatsu Airport to Takamatsu Port, take bus or taxi for 40 minutes.
-From Takamatsu Port to Naoshima, take ferry for 1 hour.

From Tokyo via Shinkansen
About 5 hours via Okayama Station
-From Okayama Station to Uno Port, take bus, JR train or taxi for 50 minutes.
-From Uno Port to Naoshima, take ferry for 20 minutes.

In Naoshima
Take town bus to Chichu Art Museum bus stop.

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