Inujima Seirensho Museum

Inujima Seirensho Museum, Okayama: Hours, Address, Inujima Seirensho Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Inujima Seirensho Museum
4.5
09:00 - 16:30
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Sunday
09:00 - 16:30
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Melinda G
Osaka, Japan444 contributions
Absolutely a must
Nov 2020 • Couples
It’s an expensive ferry ride from Naoshima (¥1880 one way) but very well worth it. We took the first ferry at 920 am from Miyanoura port and arrived at 1015. We got our tickets and went straight to this museum. We were the first to arrive so we had the place to ourselves. We were really impressed with how they incorporated the artwork with the former copper refinery. After walking through, there is a path outside that leads you around the back of the refinery which most people don’t bother checking out.

We would definitely make another trip here in the future.
Written 3 November 2020
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Bernard W
Hong Kong, China46 contributions
Must see, but only if you like Modern Art
Jun 2018 • Solo
Visiting this island only since it has once per day direct bus transportation from Okayama Train Station

Museum simple but extremely impressive design, need to see in person if modern art lover

Around 6 hours travel time if using direct Bus return trip
Recommend
- 1.5 hours for museum
- 1 hour for other art projects/points
- 1.5 hour Lunch at Uki Café
- 1 hour to finish other art projects/points
- 30 mins to head back to pier + buy sovernior
Written 7 June 2018
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Lyn&MarkfromOz
Melbourne, Australia974 contributions
Superb re-working of a derelict smelter
Oct 2017 • Couples
Its rather hard to describe the museum without going in to lots of detail.

Just go. One of the best museums I have visited.
Written 20 October 2017
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Christie L
Hong Kong, China151 contributions
one of the kind, definitely worth a visit
Apr 2017 • Friends
the museum's exhibit is very niche, focusing on one subject: Yukio Mishima. i am not familiar with his works but still find the museum and its structure and surrounding landscape very fascinating. walking through the ex-factory museum itself is quite a trip and the architect and artist have make ingenious use of the extended premise.

the place is quite big if you are to visit every corner of the outdoor area as well, great views of the Seto Inland Sea from different parts of the factory, picture-perfect at every point.

inside the museum there are staff monitoring flow of visitors at certain areas (to optimise your experience) so be aware if you are on a tight schedule, not one of those places which you can just waltz through. having said that we felt the time taken to visit this museum and then the rest of the island's main projects falls kinda perfect with the ferry schedule, so someone must have timed and curated this for visitors.
Written 16 October 2017
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Andrea M
11 contributions
A surprise ending to this contemporary museum
Mar 2015 • Solo
The whole island of Inujima is worth visiting if you like contemporary art, but this museum is one of the best I've been to. There are not a lot of pieces on display inside the museum--rather, the museum is interactive, in a thrilling, somewhat scary way. I won't write about what makes the museum so great because that would give away the "ending"--you simply must come and see / experience for yourself.

The museum is set into a partially refurbished copper refinery; the bricks outside the main museum and the chimneys make great photo opps.

If you really want to be freaked out, visit the toilets while you're there (again, I won't spoil the surprise by telling).
Written 5 February 2016
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Lena E
Halmstad, Sweden11 contributions
Highlights on Inujima-
Apr 2015 • Couples
This old copper refinery is now converted to a unique industrial, architecture and art project. Very exciting with the recycling ideas. When you are on this small island don´t miss all the other outdoor installations just as interesting as the refinery.
Written 14 January 2016
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jbsalee
Boston, MA118 contributions
Conversion of an old copper refinery into an art installation.
Nov 2015
The ruins of this old former copper refinery of 1909, was re-appropriated in 2008 to house a museum. It sits on the small island of Inujima, named after a large rock resembling a sitting dog. Surrounded by water, the walk through the old furnaces is mystrious and beautiful at the same time.
Written 11 November 2015
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IamKP
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Another must-visit
Jul 2015 • Couples
Inujima is the site of an old copper refinery, and it's a unique and perfect setting for the art works and installations at the museum. The cafe serves delicious food too.
Written 27 August 2015
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