Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum

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Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum

The Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum is located on the southern edge of Naoshima island between a high hill covered with deep woods and a promontory of rugged rocks and beach.

The composition of the museum main building's plan consists of three overlapping cubes and a circle, with the rectangular guest wing attached at an angle to it.  The hotel Annex is situated on the highest hill of the entire area.

Arriving by sea visitors ascend a long staircase that meets the road leading to the museum from town.  The Museum entrance is at the end of this deliberately drawn-out approach.

The Annex hotel rooms form an elliptical building surrounding a similarly elliptical inner courtyard.  The access from the museum below is by specially built cable car.


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