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Chichu Art Museum

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Chichu Art Museum Photo:Seiichi Ohsawa

Chichu Art Museum was constructed in 2004 as a site rethinking the relationship between nature and people. The museum was built mostly underground to avoid affecting the beautiful natural scenery of the Seto Inland sea. Artworks by Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria are on permanent display in this building designed by Tadao Ando. Despite being primarily subterranean, the museum lets in an abundance of natural light that changes the appearance of the artworks and the ambience of the space itself with the passage of time, throughout the day and all along the four seasons of the year.
Taking form as the artists and architect bounced ideas off each other, the museum in its entirety can be seen as a very large site-specific artwork.

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A Journey Through the Diverse Culture and Art of Tokyo and Chugoku/Shikoku

More Information about Chichu Art Museum

Street address

3449-1 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture


  • 15 minutes by bus from Miyaura Port

Opening Hours

March 1st to September 30th
10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00)

October 1st to the end of February
10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:00)


*Open on Mondays for national holidays but closed the next day.


Best season

All year


Online timed tickets are required in advance for the Chichu Art Museum. Tickets sell out quickly, so make sure you book in advance.

Inside the museum, there are two artworks that require you to remove your shoes. We recommend wearing shoes that can be easily taken off and put back on.

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