The travel website The Culture Trip named the Chichu Art Museum as one of the world's best museums for contemporary art.
Constructed in 2004, it was designed by the renowned designer Ando Tadao.
With the museum located underground, the surroundings became extra interesting, hence it naturally created a great viewing experience for the visitors.
Furthermore, the appearance of its artworks and the ambiance of the space changes throughout the day and the different seasons in Japan.
Below are the main attractions / guests' favorites:
- Claude Monet's "Water Lillies" series
- Walter De Maria's works
- The night viewing of James Turell's Open Sky
- The museum's mini cafe
Public transportation that are bound to the museum is limited, only one or two buses per hour are likely to be available.
Those buses will go to Miyanoura Ferry Terminal via Honmura to the Tsutsujiso bus stop at the east gate of the Benesse House, where the museum is approx. 30-minutes away. Alternatively, you can also take a free shuttle bus.
The museum opens at 10:00 to 18:00 and until 17:00 only from October to February. It is closed on Mondays (If Monday falls on a national holiday, it will be closed on Tuesday) Admission fee is 2060 Yen. Night viewing of James Turrell's Open Sky opens around sunset on Fridays and Saturdays Admission fee is 510 Ten. NOTE: Advance reservations are required. (Can be made online) NOTE: Coin lockers are available upon the entrance of the museum because bags and cameras are not allowed in the museum.
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