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Naoshima is one of the small islands in Seto-Naikai Inland Sea near Okayama. It used to be just a small fishing village, but in 1992, Naoshima Art Project started.
Many buildings including museums are designed by Ando Tadao, a leading Japanese architect. It's an island of peaceful nature and contemporary art in harmony.


  •   Chichu Art Museum 2050yen Closed Monday
  •   Benesse House Museum 1030yen Open every day
  •   Ando Museum 510yen Closed Monday
  •   7 Art Houses 1030yen Closed Monday


City Kagawa
Depart From Okayama
Meeting Point Okayama Station
Ending Point Okayama Station
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 10


252.00 USD

total price for up to 10 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

The tour starts with Japan's countryside view from a local train. Then a 20 minute ferry boat ride will take you to Naoshima.

Naoshima Art Project includes two major art museums in the Beach Area, and Ando Museum & art houses in the old Village Area. Chichu Art Museum is a unique museum constructed mostly underground in order not to ruin the outside view. It was designed by Ando, and artworks of Claude Monet, Walter de Maria, James Turrell are exhibited. Benesse House Museum was also designed by Ando, and you can see contemporary works of Jasper Johns, Jean Michel Basquiat, David Hockney, et al. As you go around the island you'll also encounter some outdoor objet d'art such as red and yellow pumpkins created by Yayoi Kusama.

Wish to have time to relax and appreciate art? Then won't you join the tour to Naoshima?

The best access to Naoshima from Osaka/Kyoto is by Shinkansen(bullet train) to Okayama, and then by local train and ferry.
I can meet you at Okayama station and accompany you to Naoshima island.
It takes approximately an hour from Osaka/Kyoto to Okayama, and the Shinkansen fare is 7010yen per person one way.

What‘s included

guide fee
lunch for guide
entrance fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation for you and guide between Okayama and Naoshima (870yen/one way/person)
entrance fee for you
lunch for you


Most of the museums are closed on Monday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Steven Steven
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia

“ Very recommended tour guide ”

I took mari's 5 days tour to osaka, nara, kobe, kyoto with my family of 6 adults and 2 kids.. it was splendid!!! She speaks very good english, very helpful, friendly, and always put our family needs first during our trip.. she cater all our needs (which we believe that we were pretty demanding considering we travelled with 2 kids and 2 seniors) She knows every detail of the places that we visit and help you plan your trips.. Btw herb garden in kobe is a really beautiful place to visit, thx the info Mari.. Our family really had a good time, and i think Mari is the best guide you could ever get if you visit osaka area.. Hope to see you again Mari, keep in touch.. REALLY RECOMMENDED tour guide!!

Hello Steven, I'm happy to receive your kind comments! I had a great time with you and your family too. We visited quite a few places, but I never had any difficulties at all. I only enjoyed talking to you and sometimes playing with your children. You were the first Indonesian tourists I had, and I became interested in traveling to Indonesia!! Thank you Steven. Please give my best regards to your family.

Christina Christina
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Kobe day trip ”

Mari was friendly and cheerful. She tried to be on the lookout for elderly accessible services like elevators and escalators. Arranged a very nice Kobe beef lunch for all of us. She tried to ensure that we leave with the Japanese experience of the origami - paper folding and showed us how Sake is made traditionally. Also made sure we got on the correct train back to Osaka Namba although I myself almost got on the wrong one! Thanks.

Dear Christina, Thank you very much for your tour review. I had a good time with you and your parents as well. Visiting Nunobiki Herb Garden was especially impressive as you had a lot of knowledge in plants. I'm glad to know you got on the right train back to Namba, although I feel I should have taken you right to the platform. Please accept my apologies on this. Thank you again for joining my Kobe tour. Mari

Flordelida Flordelida
2 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: Philippines

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Marie is cool, respectful, assertive, patient and very accommodating

Dear Flordelida, Thank you very much for your review comment. I had a great time with you all, thanks to your cooperation during the tour. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Mari

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: China

“ Very good service ”

Our tour is going very well as of now. Mary is very good guide we enjoyed the lunch that Mary booked for us

Dear Sara, Thank you very much for the tour review . I'm glad the clients liked the vegetarian restaurant I booked for them. The bus driver was efficient and we could visit the sights smoothly. Mari

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Mari was excellent and navigated through a 10 hour packed day ”

We were wanting to see as much as possible in Kyoto and Osaka during our limited time in Japan. Mari was great to work with and navigated us through to see as many things as possible in the 10 hour period. At the end of the tour she guided us to our last stop at the Umeida Sky tower. From there we took a taxi because the subway was too complicated for us :-). Thanks to Mari from my daughter and I for great memories on our tour!

Dear Tim, Thank you so much for your tour review. I had a great time with you going thru all the highlight spots. I hope you had a nice view of the sunset at Umeda Sky Bldg. When you lost your phone during the tour, I think it was Fushimi Inari's power that it was returned to you safely! Please give my best regards to your lovely daughter. Mari

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