Naoshima is an island of contemporary art museums. From Okayama, Naoshima is a train and ferry ride away (~1hr 20 mins). For all contemporary art aficionados, this is the place to be!
There are many public pieces around this island. I also visit the Benesse House museum, but no photos are allowed. Very good (and it had A/C… bonus!).
The islands nearby have also become very art-influenced. This year multiple islands are collaborating for the Setouchi Triennale 2016, an art festival.
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