Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
Naoshima Island Tour
There are no temples, shrines or medieval castles to visit on this island in the Japanese inland sea (Setouchi), but seven spaces dedicated to contemporary art, bathed in sunshine.
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Take lessons at a calligraphy school
Have you always dreamed of learning calligraphy while traveling in Japan? A school in the town of Marugame offers courses to learn the basics of this delicate art.
Lee Ufan Museum
Lee Ufan, a Korean artist living and teaching in Japan, is the only artist to have a dedicated museum on Naoshima.
Almost all of the museums on Naoshima were designed by Tadao Ando. It's only right that he be granted a museum of his own!
Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art
The Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) houses a collection of art by Genichiro Inokuma (1902-1993) in a building designed by Yoshio Taniguchi.
The Kagawa Museum in Takamatsu displays the art and history of Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku.
Shikoku Mura Takamatsu
Shikoku Mura in Yashima near Takamatsu is an open-air museum displaying over thirty traditional buildings brought from all over Shikoku and surrounding islands.
Isamu Noguchi Museum
The last workshop of the great Noguchi was converted into a museum: a lifetime's work through hundreds of sculptures.
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