Naoshima Contemporary Art MuseumEdit profile
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.