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Address: 607 Teshimakarato, Shozu-gun, Tonosho-cho 761-4662, Kagawa Prefecture
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No brochure, google search or story telling can replace the experience of actually visiting this place. It is a bit out of the way, but take time and visit also other art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No brochure, google search or story telling can replace the experience of actually visiting this place. It is a bit out of the way, but take time and visit also other art locations on the islands of Teshima and Naoshima.

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1 Thank Marija Natasa F
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This museum is very conceptual, with the philosophic concept from the Japanese zen, the white washed building's height and curve merged perfectly into the terrain. The sea, the trees and the rice terrace forms a perfect backdrop for the museum, and is indeed a soothing view to spend some time with. The museum is known for "not having any art... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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146 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I won’t categorize here as a museum, I would say this is an art piece connected to the nature. The main exhibit is an oval shaped architecture sitting on the green hillside overlooking the rice terraces and the Seto Inland Sea. Once I stepped in, I just felt the world was so peaceful. Listening to the natural music, feeling the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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135 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the most amazing place I have ever been to. It appears so simple but it makes you so aware of yourself and the world around you. The logical mind cannot comprehend how this can be such an amazing experience and that might be part of the charm. White concrete space, curves and flat surfaces and drops of water... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was an amazing feeling when I entered the building . I can feel energy approaches towards me. It feels like I'm in a space of tranquillity. Even in a small voice or move it will echoes the whole place .

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area, you should visit Teshima Art Museum. Though it's not really a museum and more of a single structure, the space presents many objects and movements to contemplate. Beads of water, balls, and streamers all move according to the wind, the shape of the floor, and (usually accidental) human contact. My friend and I unknowingly... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited Setouchi trienniale, making Teshima our stop for the day. This small but highly individualised art museum is absolutely a must if in the area. It is a place where one needs to sit and watch and relax and marvel. The concept is so clever and well constructed. Highly recommended.

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Teshima art Museum is a must go museum in Japan! The art work itself is the building of the museum. Water is the inspiration of Teshima art museum, the shape of the building looks like a water drop and there's some water drops coming out of the floor! I lie on the floor and look up to the sky, it's... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We visited the Teshima Art Museum as part of the 2016 Setouchi Trienniale. The museum appeared as a white orb in the landscape. We entered the space and were overwhelmed by the serene and contemplative quality of the space. This is a must see for those who appreciate minimalist architecture, form and art.

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Takamatsu, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The dome-like art museum can be found uphill in Teshima Island. We rented a bicycle unfortunately it wasn't electric powered. There were a number of people since it was time for Setouchi Art Festival; and so bicycles are in demand. We pushed our bikes uphill since it was tough to pedal. LOL. You should rent or book in advance an... More 

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