Naoshima, Naoshima-cho

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#1 of 141 in Nature in Shikoku
Take a boat from Uno (Honshu) or Takamatsu (Shikoku) to explore Naoshima, a small island known for its modern art museums and natural sights. Rent a bike upon arrival to travel around the island in style, taking in its charmingly selective and thoroughly modern cultural sites, and tranquil sandy beaches. The contrast between the thrilling modernity of the island's cultural highlights and its laid-back, rustic atmosphere makes for an unusual but pleasant mix. Don't rush the experience, and take the time to explore the island's charms, both futuristic and traditional. A visit to Naoshima represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Naoshima-cho trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This small island in the Seto Sea is accessible via ferry Uno Port approximately 1 hour by car from Okayama. From the port on Naoshima there are busses to take passengers to the Art House Project and ...  more »
  • Took a 15 minute ferry to Naoshima from Uno Port and spent an amazing few hours on the island. We walked from the Mayounara port to Chichu museum which was a bit of a hike but stunning views and lovel...  more »
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