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Teshima Art Museum and Cafe

Teshima Art Museum was born from the visions of Rei Naito and the architect Ryue Nishizawa as part of the 2010 Setouchi Triennale of Art. Set by Mount Myojin near Karato Port, it is a space to meditate on nature and life itself.

Lee Ufan Museum, Naoshima

On the 'art island' of Naoshima in Japan's Kagawa prefecture, the Lee Ufan Museum showcases this Korean artist, whose simple yet striking works create a feeling of calm and relaxation.

Chichu Art Museum

The museum’s namesake is the amalgamation of two Japanese words, “earth” and “middle”, with the majority of the exhibits displayed under the earth.

Konpira-san, Kagawa

Konpira-san is a Shinto shrine in the town of Kotohira in Kagawa, Shikoku. It sits on top of Mount Zozu and provides great views as well as interesting historic buildings

Kanamaru-za Theater

Kotohira is home to the oldest operating Kabuki theater in Japan, the Kanamaru-za. It's fascinating to visit even when there isn't a show on.

A Half Day in Naoshima

Are you short on time, but staying near Uno Port or Okayama, and you want to visit one of the art islands? Are you unsure of the next time you'll be in Japan, and want to visit either Naoshima, or Teshima, or Shodoshima, etc., I can assure you that if you'd be willing to choose one island out of the many choices, you will be able to complete a brief tour of the island in about half a day!