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Chichu Art Museum

Travel Guide - Chichu Art Museum


Art lovers are attracted to Naoshima Island by its active art community and natural beauty. Chichu Art Museum, or art museum in the ground, was opened in 2004 to appreciate the artworks of Walter De Maria, James Turrell, and Claude Monet as well as the atmosphere of the museum itself. Designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando, the museum is as famous for its architecture as it is for its exhibits and impressive garden.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 10:00 - 18:00 (March - September)
  • 10:00 - 17:00 (October - February)


  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 2,060 yen (General, Adult)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • To Miyanoura Port on Naoshima Island: 50 minutes ferry ride from Takamatsu Port near JR Takamatsu Station.
  • To Miyanoura Port on Naoshima Island: 20 minutes ferry ride from Uno Port near JR Uno Station.
  • From Miyanoura Port: 15 minutes from Miyanoura Port by the bus bound for Tsutsuji-so. Get off at Tsutsuji-so Bus stop, then transfer to the free shuttle bus.
  • From Miyanoura Port: 25 minutes walk from Miyanoura Port

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 3449-1, Naoshimacho, Naoshima-cho Kagawa-gun, Kagawa, 761-3110


Juliet @JulietArtMag - 2020-01-22
An ideal Museum: Chicu Art Museum, Naoshima
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🅱️en @RealBrillox - 2020-01-16
@archillect Is that the chichu art museum?
dani @dani_lam_ - 2020-01-08
Open Sky by James Turrell
Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima https://t.co/K85Z97p6EV
坂本佳久 @0101tyo - 2020-01-06
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20 minutes on this ferry to chichu art museum(Naoshima)
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Victor Reynart @Atelier018 - 2020-01-03
'Time/Timeless/No Time' (2004), par Walter De Maria. Chichu Art Museum, Japan.

© Photographie : Mitsuo Matsuoka. https://t.co/pKq1nEge7C
Xiexe @XiexeVR - 2020-01-03
This and the next few will likely be a study in brutalism architecture.

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Xiexe ☃️ @XiexeVR - 2020-01-03
This and the next few will likely be a study in brutalism architecture.

This was made by referencing images of th… https://t.co/xyHiR9dv0O
Joce @JLocz123 - 2019-12-29
Just discovered the Chichu Art Museum in Japan. It’s now on my top 10 places to visit before I turn 30.
La Toxica @JLocz123 - 2019-12-29
Just discovered the Chichu Art Museum in Japan. It’s now on my top 10 places to visit before I turn 30.
JirapornSun @JirapornSun - 2019-12-26
No photo in the building #jptrip2019 #naoshimaisland @ Chichu Art Museum https://t.co/CSLfubfnJ6
Archillect Context @archicontext - 2019-12-21
. @archillect Related keywords: 'Benesse House, Chichu Art Museum, Museum, Architecture, Art, Architect, Design, Ar… https://t.co/uvsaKaxUuA
MBD @mach0pech0 - 2019-12-20
I wanna see Nick Diaz back in the octagon in 2020. I wanna see him more than I wanna see Dave Chappelle, more than… https://t.co/VzzOfi3Ggt
Tim Blass @ux_tim - 2019-12-19
Chichu art museum by TaDao Ando is just a subterranean heaven in everyway. Setting and placement within its environ… https://t.co/aItkH5A9UF
ebihanabi @ebihanabi - 2019-11-27
@phoebe_bridgers Ok, sorry, last tweet. If you go to Naoshima, make a point to visit the Chichu Art Museum. You hav… https://t.co/KdVeTYq8JZ
🧷 @vetemom - 2019-11-27
📷 lafilleblanc: Kan Yasuda The Secret of the Sky, 1996 @ Chichu Art (or Benesse House) Museum, Naoshima Island Japa… https://t.co/0fIJVw6qLJ
Heather Jane @heather__welsh - 2019-11-22
Some serious architecture goals right here #TadaoAndo @ Chichu Art Museum https://t.co/sIyhgmKBqo
Ticket KD @ticketkd - 2019-11-19
Naoshima 'Island of Art' Day Tour from Okayama - - Explore the popular Island of Art in Naoshima where you can appr… https://t.co/TsnbDOew8O
rebecca marks @bxmarks - 2019-11-15
when you can’t take pics, buy postcards. #chichuartmuseum #tbt @ Chichu Art Museum https://t.co/rQZd51P1H0
Thuy Nguyen @ThuyNguyenThai - 2019-11-10
Chichu Art museum.

#japan #naoshima #architecture #architecturephotography https://t.co/O4G2JYdK4F
T @bychristyna - 2019-11-08
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FranciscoAmoedoPinto @ChicoAPinto - 2019-10-31
Ando - Turrel - Monet em Chichu Art Museum https://t.co/37N27auBUE
FranciscoAmoedoPinto @ChicoAPinto - 2019-10-31
Ando’s cut em Chichu Art Museum https://t.co/l3jjM7mRN2
Harrison Pounds @harrisonpounds - 2019-10-29
@andrewpprice I think it's real, kinda looks like the Chichu art museum.
Caroline 🍜 @cvodb - 2019-10-24
Seto Inland Sea as seen from just outside the entrance to Chichu Art Museum #naoshima #japan https://t.co/goHNACJYYm https://t.co/GF3ZyoJ6le
Matthew Mahoney @mm_architect - 2019-10-16
chichu art museum | 16.10.19 | #naoshima #tadaoando #setouchitriennale2019 https://t.co/L90LSSaE1d
sei_kyoto @kyoto_sei - 2019-10-03
And food events by local chefs on November 10 and December 9. Professor Yuji Akimoto who was the first director of… https://t.co/96KOOS3jRA
Ghia @ghiadee - 2019-09-29
Ya gurl just got tickets to Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima AAAAA I'm so happy I'm finally going to the art islands
ealin_travel @EalinTravel - 2019-09-27
My checking list:
- JR Pass ✔️
- Setouchi Triennale Pass ✔️
- Teshima Art Museum ticket ✔️
- Chichu Art museum tic… https://t.co/1RGuA1kRJf
The Characteristics of 12 Architectural Styles @TheCharacteris1 - 2019-09-25
Shadow&Light Chichu Art Museum another masterpiece by Ando _______________… https://t.co/dfUAubsCGP https://t.co/yiH83xYT4F
Architectuul @architectuul - 2019-09-10
Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima by Tadao Ando #architecture #concrete #light #shadow Photo via iceblack https://t.co/cQ1eBSQm3T


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