Chichu Art Museum

Even the building is a work of art! A museum that harnesses natural light.

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Art Museum

Across Naoshima you’ll find art installations that blur the line between art and nature. The island is also home to Chichu Art Museum, a gallery designed by world renowned architect Tadao Ando. The majority of the museum is intentionally built below the earth’s surface to avoid taking away from the beautiful landscape of the Seto Inland Sea. Although while subterrain, its design still allows for natural light to pour in, providing a museum space that changes along with the light or season that day.

Inside 5 pieces from Water Lilies, a piece by Claude Monet, Father of Impressionism, are on display in addition to other noteworthy pieces like installations by Walter De Maria that can only be enjoyed via natural light, or the three installations by James Turrell that celebrate light itself.

After enjoying the museum, guests can enjoy a time away and view across the Seto Inland Sea at the café, or visit the museum shop for original items, books and goods highlighting the artists and museum architecture.
There is also a garden full of over 200 different plants and trees, celebrating the plants loved by Claude Monet.


  • museum building designed by world famous architect Tadao Ando is a piece of art in and of itself.
  • 5 works from the Claude Monet Water Lilies series and pieces by Walter De Maria, illuminated by natural light.
  • 3 experiential pieces by James Turrell for all generations to enjoy.

Chichu Art Museum 
Photo:FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa


  • Chichu Art Museum 
Photo:FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa

    Chichu Art Museum  Photo:FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
3449-1 Naoshimacho, Kagawagun Naoshimacho, Kagawa
Business Hours
March 1 - September 30
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
(Last admittance: 5:00 p.m.)
October 1 - last day of February
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Last admittance: 4:00 p.m.)
※online advanced reservation required
*Open on Mondays for national holidays but closed the next day.
2,100 yen
*free for children 15 and under
15 min shuttle bus from Miyanoura Port, exit at the Tsutsujiso stop. Switch to the free shuttle and arrive at Chichu Art Museum in 10 minutes.
Official Website
Official Website (English)