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 9,660 JPY per person approximately.
- transportation fare: Approx. 1,500 JPY (Ferry and bus, for a round trip)
- admission fee to three museums(Chichu Art Museum, Benesse House Museum, Lee Ufan Museum): 4,120 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.
High-speed boat is operated on Friday, Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays during March 1st to November 30th.
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 Takamatsu Port in Kagawa, Shikoku, and board a ferry departing at 08:12 am .
Arrive at Miyanoura Port in Naoshima and walk around the port to see art works including Red Pumpkin.
Move to Benesse House Area by bus. On the way, we'll change to a shuttle bus going around Benesse House Area.
Arrive at Benesse House Area where we visit the museums including Benesse House Museum, Lee Ufan Museum and Chichu Art Museum.
We can have lunch in a restaurant or cafe at a museum.
Move to Honmura Area by bus.
Arrive at Honmura Area where we visit the sites of Art House Project and ANDO MUSEUM.
We can drop in at a cafe or a lounge selling souvenirs.
Move to Miyanoura Port by bus
At Miyanoura Port, board a ferry departing at 5:00 pm.
Arrive at Takamatsu Port and the tour ends
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 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.