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Naoshima

Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Ok to spend half a day

We came during a time with no special exhibition. Nice thing here is there is shuttle (at small... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minion326
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Hong Kong, China
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Don't visit on a MONDAY

We had a lot of fun walking around this beautiful island and renting an electric bicycle to ride... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Steve S
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (22 reviews)
“art island” (20 reviews)
“art house” (29 reviews)
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Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came during a time with no special exhibition. Nice thing here is there is shuttle (at small fee) to take you around the island and museum hopping. People are quite friendly here. Not bad to spend half day here to see the museums and...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We had a lot of fun walking around this beautiful island and renting an electric bicycle to ride its hilly scenic roads and explore its pretty villages. We were delighted by its empty clean beaches and profusion of wildflowers. The ferry ride from Uno Port...More

2  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We came to this island at a semi rainy day that turned to a little sunny day afterwards. Since there are a few museums, we decided to head in the morning at about 9ish to the Benesse House museum and afterwards checked the outdoor art....More

1  Thank zheddsc
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We were lucky to have glorious sunshine on temperate day. Chose to stay in Takamatsu for two nights (a wonderful city in its own right) and take ferry to Naoshima for a day. Benesse house was full and also extremely expensive so JR Clement hotel...More

1  Thank kyle10014
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Tough to get to (from Kyoto there were 3 trains and a ferry), but worth it. Ando architecture is spartan, but cool. Art house are fun. The museums are amazing, especially for a small, out of the way island. Also, the outdoor art is world...More

3  Thank DenverTom65
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

As an art lover I had high expectations of this island, its museums and the site specific art works (reading the TA reviews it is a must for art lovers). I was hopelessly disappointed! We visited the Benesse House first as it opens at 8...More

5  Thank Evelien d
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We caught the 6.13am shinkansen from Hiroshima and managed to catch the 9.22am ferry from Uno to Miyanoura port. The idea was to do a leisurely day trip on Naoshima by enjoying outdoor installations in the Benesse House Museum area and visiting the Chichu Museum....More

3  Thank pl55
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We took the train leaving Okayama at 8.24 as this appeared to connect well with the ferry. We used our Suica cards on the train but this almost caused us to miss the ferry as there is no machine in UNO and everyone’s card has...More

2  Thank YvonneT
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The island has not a lot to offer other then the arts museums and exhibitions. Even Restaurants and Cafe places are rare. We rented a Scooter to review some side streets and off track paths of which there are little. An entire part of the...More

Thank Marco Manuel B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The high speed boat ride from Takamatsu is only 50 mins. Pls check frequency of the ferry as it does not run that frequently. The island is not massive and u can walk from one port to another. Some old houses and plenty of museums....More

2  Thank EastmeetsWestAB
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janleigh687
19 June 2018|
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Hello! Me and my wife visited around this exact time last year the island and its open, it was really great and in fact we are currently travelling throughout japan right now and will visit naoshima again in 5 days!! Take... More
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Eccchooo
6 February 2018|
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Response from G2149QHrobertof | Reviewed this property |
Naoshima has a bus service available to go around the island so in this cold and sometimes rainy season might be the way to go
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