NAOSHIMA

Japan Art's Island

NAOSHIMA

Naoshima, better known as Japan’s art Island, is a must-see for art lovers. Located in Kagawa Prefecture, a few hours from Kyoto and Osaka, this small island certainly has a big reputation. With iconic works by Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, Van Gogh and architect Tadao Ando, you’ll be inspired everywhere you turn. There is plenty to see from sculptures and installations to local projects and world class art museums. Hire a car or bike, or simply wander between the attractions at your leisure. To help you get around, check out some of our favourite things to do on Naoshima.

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