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

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8h $ 61 per person


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

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61.10 USD

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!


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Organized by CHIZURU

Licensed Guide
(11) Reviews


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


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

What‘s included
guide fee

What‘s not included
Your Transportation fee(per person) :
Okayama ⇔ Uno : 1060 Yen 
Uno ⇔ Miyanoura : 560 Yen 
Guide Transportation : <Bus / JR / Ferry/ Town bus>: 4000JPY ( Pay directly to the guide during the tour )
Entrance fee or admission / per person ( free for children 15 and under )
Chichu Art Museum : 2060 Yen
Lee Ufan Museum : 1030 Yen 
Benesse House Museum : 1030 Yen 
Art House Project (multi-site ticket) : 1030 Yen 
ANDO MUSEUM : 510 Yen 

Depart From
Meeting Point
At JR OKAYAMA station
Ending Point
At Jr OKAYAMA station
8 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

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.


Licensed Guide

(11) Reviews

Response Time 10 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 ( 11 )

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Suan

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Chizuru is a warm and thoughtful guide. The first thing she did when she met us in Hiroshima was to give us hand warmers and a small gift. We enjoyed the sights, and certainly her company. We also had a really nice time in Miyajima with her, as she took us to the famous temple on the water, and walked through the village streets. We had a lovely day with Chizuru.

2 months ago |   by Maria

“ Naoshima trip ”

Excelente guide, very lovely! Me and my family had a lot of fun, it was marvelous.

4 months 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!

4 months 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.

4 months 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

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