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  • 1 Ritsurin-koen Garden Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    JPN - Takamatsu 760-8571

    It took 120 years, between 1625 and 1745, to develop the definitive layout of Ritsurin-koen Garden! It would be difficult to enumerate all the assets of this Japanese garden: it is a true work of open-air art, occupying 16ha (75ha if you include Mt S..

  • 2 Art House Project Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    JPN - Honmura 761-3110

    Honmura, in the west of Nao-Shima island, had its hour of glory in the 17C and 18C. The village, positioned on the maritime trading route between the island of Shikoku and the ports of Honshu, was a pirate den. The fine dark-wood houses with heavy gr..

  • 3 Nao-Shima Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    JPN - Naoshima 761-3110

    Rolling mountains slope gently down into sandy creeks where fishing boats bob about on the green waters. This island had a quiet life in the Inland Sea until the influential publishing group Benesse transformed it into a trendy destination. It built ..

  • 4 Shikoku-mura Interesting

    Museums and art

    JPN - Takamatsu 760-8571

    The Shikoku-mura open-air museum lies at the foot of the plateau of Yashima, east of Takamatsu. It manages to summarise the whole of the architectural heritage of Shikoku island, with popular art (Kabuki theatre), traditional activities (mills etc) a..

  • 5 Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    3519 Mure - Mure-cho JPN - Takamatsu 760-8571

    The artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) wanted this garden museum to be a place for artistic expression and research, and saw it as an extension of his New York museum. Isamu Noguchi was a polymorphous creator and made numerous statues, including bronze..

  • 6 Benesse House Interesting

    Museums and art

    JPN - Naoshima 761-3110

    Designed by architect Ando Tadao, Benesse House is both a museum and a hotel. Shrouded in vegetation, the minimalist concrete edifice climbs up in steps to the top of a hill overlooking the sea. The artwork on display is by Jannis Kounellis, Sol Lewi..

  • 7 Chichu Art Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    JPN - Naoshima 761-3110

    Tucked away on a hillside overlooking the sea, Chichu Art Museum created in 2004 by Ando Tadao is a highly unusual, almost troubling site. It only showcases a few works of art, but each one enjoys a highly theatrical setting, taking the visitor on a ..

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