Naoshima Island 1-day Cycling Tour from Takamatsu

Naoshima is the main island of a township made up of twenty-seven islands administered by Kagawa Prefecture. The island has a documented history going back to the Heian period, but today it’s known for its contemporary art museums, which draw visitors from all over the world, especially during the Setouchi Triennale art event held every three years in the region.
Since the island is part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, there are strict rules for the visual impact of new buildings, so many of the art museums are built into the ground, creating an interesting aesthetic of their own.
・You can enjoy to go around Naoshima island by bicycle (with power-assisted bicycle, e-bike) with Private English Speaking guide.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Takamatsu, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Naoshima is the main island of a township made up of twenty-seven islands administered by Kagawa Prefecture. The island has a documented history going back to the Heian period, but today it’s known for its contemporary art museums, which draw visitors from all over the world, especially during the Setouchi Triennale art event held every three years in the region.
Since the island is part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, there are strict rules for the visual impact of new buildings, so many of the art museums are built into the ground, creating an interesting aesthetic of their own.
・You can enjoy to go around Naoshima island by bicycle (with power-assisted bicycle, e-bike) with Private English Speaking guide.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Takamasu Port, 1 Sunport, Takamatsu 760-0019 Kagawa Prefecture

Included the transportation fee of ferry or high-speed boat between Takamatsu-port and Naoshima – Round trip

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chichu Art Museum, 3449-1, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun Kagawa Prefecture

Chichu Art Museum (ticket -excluded:2100JPY)
This museum was constructed in 2004 as a site rethinking the relationship between nature and people. The museum was built mostly underground to avoid affecting the beautiful natural scenery of the Seto Inland sea. Artworks by Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria are on permanent display in this building designed by Tadao Ando. Despite being primarily subterranean, the museum lets in an abundance of natural light that changes the appearance of the artworks and the ambience of the space itself with the passage of time, throughout the day and all along the four seasons of the year.
Taking form as the artists and architect bounced ideas off each other, the museum in its entirety can be seen as a very large site-specific artwork.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Art House Project, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun 761-3110 Kagawa Prefecture

Art House Project (ticket exclude:420JPY~1050JPY)
The Art House Project is an art project underway in Naoshima’s Honmura district. It began in 1998 with Kadoya, and currently comprises seven locations: Kadoya, Minamidera, Kinza, Go’o Shrine, Ishibashi, Gokaisho, and Haisha. In this project, artists take empty houses scattered about residential areas and turn the spaces themselves into works of art, weaving in history and memories of the period when the buildings were lived in and used.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Naoshima-cho, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku

Rental bicycle at Naoshima Island- rental charge is included.
For those who don’t want to bother with timetables and wish to enjoy freely the island, you have the choice between renting a bicycle. 
The island has some stiff slopes. For you out there, who is not totally confident in your stamina, do not worry: you can rent a bike with electric assistance.

Duration: 2 hours