Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?
Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is approximately 10,000 JPY, or $90 USD per person.
For example, if you visit most of the art sites, the total cost comes to 10,130 JPY per person approximately.
- transportation fare: Approx. 3,000 JPY (High-speed boat and bus, for a round trip)
- admission fee to two museums(Chichu Art Museum, Lee Ufan Museum): 3,090 JPY
- admission fee to Art House Project and ANDO MUSEUM: 1,540 JPY
- lunch: 2,500 JPY
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.
How long does it take to get to Naoshima?
From Takamatsu Port, Kagawa prefecture,
It takes approximately 50 minutes by ferry or 25 minutes by high-speed boat.
The one-way fares are,
- Ferry: Adult 520 JPY, Child 260 JPY
- High-speed boat: Adult 1,220 JPY, Child 610 JPY
Takamatsu Port is located approximately 5 minutes walk away from JR Takamatsu Station, or 40 minutes car ride from Takamatsu Airport.
From Uno Port, Okayama prefecture,
It takes approximately 20 minutes by ferry. The one-way fares are Adult:290 JPY and Child:150 JPY.
Uno Port is located approximately 5 minutes walk away from JR Uno Station, accessible by train from JR Okayama Station, taking approximately 50 minutes.
How do we get around Naoshima?
We'll use bus to go to each area. Public bus and free shuttle bus services are available hourly.
The public bus fares are Adult:100 JPY and Child:50 JPY per a ride.
If you like, we can use rental bicycles. The average fee is approximately 1,500 JPY per day for renting a bike with a electric motor.
Walking is not always recommended, because the island has many ups and downs.
How much are the admission fees of the museums in Naoshima?
Chichu Art Museum:
- 2,060 JPY, free for children 15 and under
Benesse House Museum:
- 1,030 JPY, free for children 15 and under, and overnight guests at Benesse House
Lee Ufan Museum:
- 1,030 JPY, free for children 15 and under
- 510 JPY, free for children 15 and under
Art House Project:
- Multi-Site ticket for six art houses: 1,030 JPY, free for children 15 and under
- Single-Site ticket for one art house: 410 JPY, free for children 15 and under
What is the price range of lunch in Naoshima?
There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.
The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Western-style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 yen
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 yen
- A noodle shop: 1,000 yen approximately
Can you shorten the tour duration?
Yes, I can shorten the duration and reduce guide fee according to your request.
In this case, please contact me before booking. I'll offer you a customized tour based on your request.
What’s a recommended itinerary for this tour?
-Meet at the Takamatsu Port.
-Board a high-speed boat to Naoshima
09:05 - 09:35
-Move to Naoshima by high-speed boat
09:35 - 10:00
-Arrive at Miyanoura Port in Naoshima
-Move to Honmura Area by bus
10:00 - 12:30
-Visit Honmura Area
This area is the central area of Naoshima, retaining the old houses and townscapes.
The Art House Project is underway in the area where empty houses are being renovated and turned into art sites.
The area has ANDO MUSEUM, 100-year-old traditional wooden house renovated by a world-famous architect, Tadao Ando.
-Have lunch in Honmura area
12:30 - 13:00
-Move to Benesse House Area by bus
13:00 - 14:45
-Visit Chichu Art Museum built mostly underground to avoid affecting the natural scenery of the Seto Inland sea.
Artworks by Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria are on display in this building designed by Tadao Ando.
-Visit Lee Ufan Museum
Lee Ufan Museum is made with the collaboration between internationally acclaimed artist Lee Ufan and architect Tadao Ando.
14:45 - 15:30
-Move to Miyanoura Area by bus
15:30 - 16:25
-Visit an art site, Naoshima Bath "I love Yu" near the port
-Board a high-speed boat to Takamatsu
16:25 - 16:55
-Move to Takamatsu Port by high-speed boat
-At the port, our tour will end.
Can you guide me to the other venues of Setouchi Triennale?
Yes, I can.
I can offer you a customized tour for Setouchi Triennale. Please contact me for more details.
Can you escort me to my hotel?
Yes, I can. If your hotel is located in Takamatsu, please pay Hotel escort fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.
Can you arrange a private boat to Naoshima? How much does it cost for a boat?
Yes, I can arrange a private boat according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on the type of boat.
For example, it costs approximately $220 USD for a round trip between Takamatsu and Naoshima.
Can you pick me up at Takamatsu Airport?
Yes, I can.
Please pay Airport pick-up fee when you book.
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.
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.
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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.