We went to Naoshima for the art, which was kind of disappointing. Some nice art work but nothing we hadn't already seen elsewhere. All quite randomly selected and presented. They seem to have gone for the famous rather than the inventive. Entrance fee are very high for the very few pieces of art that are presented, especially at Chichu Art Museum. If you are really into architecture though, then the trip is worth it. The museum buildings overshadow the art, but taken for themselves, they're great. Be prepared that the trip to the island is a hassle and once you're there you still have to find your way to the museums, which are quite far from the port. Signage could be better. Overall not quite what I had expected after reading and hearing excited reports about Naoshima. But: Food at the Benesse House formal restaurant was excellent (if you love Japanese food) and reasonably priced for the very good quality and careful presentation you get.
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