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I Day Trip to NAOSHIMA (The Island of Contemporary Art)

by CHIZURU
(9) Reviews
8h $ 58 per person

Highlights

  • Chichu Art Museum
  • Lee Ufan Museum
  • Benesse House Museum
  • Art House Projects@Honmura Area

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

The island of Naoshima is located on the Seto Inland Sea. It takes only 30 minutes by ferry from Uno port (Okayama Prefecture) to Miyanoura port (Kagawa Pre.). Naoshima is famous for the special place of contemporary art presented in distinctive settings such as the Chichu Art Museum, the Benesse Art Museum, and Art House project.

Art sites in Naoshima are located in three different areas, such as Museum area, Art House Project area in Honmura and Miyanoure area. First we will go to Museum area, where there are three museums.

1. Chichu Art Museum: The museum was built mostly underground to avoid affecting the beautiful natural scenery of the Seto Inland sea. Art works by Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria are on permanent display in this building designed by the globally famous architect Tadao Ando.

2. Lee Ufan Museum: The museum opened in June 2010. Paintings and sculptures by the internationally acclaimed artist Lee Ufan are housed in the Ando-designed semi-underground structure.

3. Benesse House Museum: This museum is a facility that integrates a museum and a hotel designed by Tadao Ando, based on the concept of “coexistence of nature, art, and architecture.”

◆ There are many outdoor artworks around the Museum Area.

Then we’ll move to Art House Project area in Honmura by the local bus, only 6-7 minute-ride.
Art House Project is an art project underway in Honmura district. It began in 1998 with only one house, “Kadoya”, and now comprises 7 locations. This is a project to transform old houses, which enable artists to turn the space themselves into very unique artworks. You may encounter some unexpected style of houses.

Lastly we will visit, actually come back to Miyanoura port area where the ferry got. You’ll find some unique huge objects around the port, such as “Red Pumpkin” by Yayoi Kusama. You can’t miss this artwork because it must be one of the best picture spots in this trip.

Though seeing around only one island, at the end of the tour, you’ll realize you need more time to enjoy and appreciate both beautiful inland-sea sceneries and a number of distinctive artworks.

Why don’t you join my tour!
I’m looking forward to seeing you and sharing wonderful time with you!

Thanks

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Highlights

  • Chichu Art Museum
  • Lee Ufan Museum
  • Benesse House Museum
  • Art House Projects@Honmura Area

Important

Most museums and Art House Project area in Naoshima close on Monday.

City Kagawa

Depart From Okayama

Meeting Point At JR OKAYAMA station

Ending Point At Jr OKAYAMA station

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 2 to 6
What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • ◆Transportation fee
  •  ⭐️You (per person)
  • Okayama ⇔ Uno 1
  • 060 Yen 
  • Uno ⇔ Miyanoura 560 Yen
  •  
  • ⭐️ guide :   <Bus
  • Ferry>
  • 3000JPY
  • (***Pay directly to the guide during the tour)
  • ◆ Entrance fee or admission / per person ( free for children 15 and under )
  •    
  •     You : Chichu Art Museum 2
  • 060 Yen
  •         Lee Ufan Museum 1
  • 030 Yen 
  •        Benesse House Museum 1
  • 030 Yen 
  •        Art House Project (multi-site ticket) 1
  • 030 Yen 
  •        ANDO MUSEUM    510 Yen 
  • ◆ Lunch 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by CHIZURU


National Certified Guide

(9) Reviews

Contact CHIZURU
Response Time 8 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I’m Chizuru Morofuji. Please call me Chizuru. I’m a government licensed guide and I’ve been working as an interpreter guide for seven years in the area of western and southern part of Japan.

I love my job and I enjoy meeting people from various countries. I have an experience to study in the U.S. for two years. During my stay, local people gave me a plenty of help and kindness. Thanks to their help, I was able to finish my study there. Now it’s time to express my appreciation to people who need help.

I love the word “Ichigo-Ichie、(一期一会)”, which means “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur”. I’m sure, I’ll do my best to make your experience in Japan the most wonderful and enjoyable one.

Let’s have wonderful time with me! I’m looking forward to meeting you soon.
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Reviews ( 9 )

3 days ago |   by Alexandra

“ Well worth having a guide for a day trip ”

The day trip ran smoothly and very helpful having a guide if you only have one day to see everything!

1 week ago |   by Alice

“ Our day in Hiroshima ”

Chizuru, is a wonderful guide, with excellent English skills, she met us at our hotel ready for a full day of exploring. Chizuru was very helpful planning our route for the day, she assist us with moving our luggage from the hotel to the train station were we were scheduled to leave from after our tour ended. We had an amazing day with our local guide.

3 weeks ago |   by Pam

“ Naoshima island with Chizuru ”

Chizuru was an excellent guide who from the moment she met us was very efficient, very knowledgable,very helpful and kind. She had great knowledge of the art in the museums and managed to take us to many places,she was able to answer our many questions .l would recommend Chizuru to anyone wishing to visit Naoshima. She also emailed us some photos she took on the day

3 weeks ago |   by Martine

“ Naoshima Island ”

Even after typhoon ,Chizuru did the upmost to please us!! Thank you very Much!

1 month ago |   by Lynn

“ Miyajima and Hiroshima ”

What a delightful lady--kind, patient, and caring. We had a wonderful day. She has much knowledge on the subject matter. We went to Miyajima first because she felt it would be too crowded in the afternoon. Yes, she was correct. She found a delightful place for us to eat lunch. We were then off to Hiroshima. Her information was perfect. We were not rushed one bit. We would recommend her to anyone.

4 months ago |   by John

“ Excellent Guide! ”

While in Japan we had two professional guides from different companies. Chizuru was by far the best of the two - it was not even close. She had great communication beforehand and throughout the day. She was extremely conscientious about making sure we had the best experience throughout the day. In fact she went above the call of duty. There was a possible typhoon coming in that day and she made sure we caught the fastest trains and kept track of the typhoon on her iPhone throughout the day. She was kind, very friendly and knowledgeable. Professional tour guides are costly but Chizuru was well worth the price. We would never had the same experience visiting Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. If we ever return I will hire her again!

5 months ago |   by Michelle

“ A day visit to Art Island from Kyoto ”

Our plans for the day were quite ambitious - a return day visit to Art Island from Kyoto. We could not have had a better guide than Chizuru. She was very organised, incredibly well informed about the island and the art and graciously shared this knowledge. She was a delight to spend a day with and had an amazing level of energy which ensured we saw a great deal on the island (lots of walking involved). She also gauged our areas of interest and tailored the tour to cover this. We felt incredibly fortunate to have had such a wonderful guide which resulted in a magical and unforgettable day. It was a 15 hour return day trip from Kyoto but Chizuru smoothed the way for us from the moment we meet her en-route.

7 months ago |   by Erez

“ Very good guide, English was perfect ”

Chizuru was a very good guide, well spoken English and very caring throughout the trip, through lunch, the various museums and taking us back all the way to the hotel in Okayama.

7 months ago |   by Judy

“ Very sweet ”

Chiruzu was very efficient and responsible! She kept in touch and notified us along the way before meeting! She found all the highlights to see! Unfortunately, she did not offer much to each highlight and when it came to the Peace Museum we were tired and she made it seem like we weren't missing anything! We had a chance to go back the next day and felt she should have impressed upon us how vital this was in understanding the tragic event of April 6, 1945, as it was something we will never forget! A very sweet woman that is anxious to please, but needs a little more urgency in what is really important when you have one day to see!