Lee Ufan Museum

A museum resulting from collaboration between the internationally acclaimed artist Lee Ufan, presently based mainly in Europe, and the architect Tadao Ando.
The Ando-designed semi-underground structure houses paintings and sculptures by Lee spanning a period from the 1970s to the present day. Lee's works resonate with Ando's building, giving visitors an impression of both stillness and dynamism. Positioned in isolation in a valley surrounded by mountains and sea, the museum offers a harmony between nature, architecture, and art, where visitors will be offered an opportunity to return to their original natures and to find time for quiet reflection in a society overflowing with material goods.

Visitor Information

Closed Mondays
Open on Mondays for national holidays but closed the next day.
Hours 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 5:30 p.m.) March 1 - September 30
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 4:30 p.m.) October 1 - last day of February
Admission ¥1,030 (free for children 15 and under)

* No discounts are offered for groups and holders of Disability Certificates (Physical Disability Certificates, Rehabilitation Certificates, or Mental Disability Certificates) are not granted free entry.

* We accept the following credit cards: AMEX, Diners, JCB, Master Card, NICOS, VISA

Types of Tickets Regular tickets: Valid for admission on the day of purchase
Annual membership ¥5,100 Valid for one year of free admission.
Location 1390 Azakuraura, Naoshima, Kagawa 7613110 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)87-892-3754 (Fukutake Foundation)
Fax. +81-(0)87-840-8285

If visiting the museum in a group (10 or more people)

Facilities and Services

For visitors with babies or small children

  • Visitors are allowed to enter the museum with a baby carriage, but please note there are stairs inside the museum.
  • There is no nursing room nor a changing table in the museum.

For physically challenged visitors

  • Handicapped visitors and visitors using wheelchairs or canes should contact the museum before their visit. We will offer advice individually.

Requests to visitors from the Lee Ufan MUSEUM

When visiting the museum

  • Some of the spaces in the museum require you to remove your shoes. To make your visit more relaxing, we recommend for your visit that you wear shoes that are easy to take off and put on again.
  • Please do not bring large objects (suitcases, umbrellas, tripods, etc.) into the museum. These should be placed in coin lockers or left at the Ticket Center.
  • Pets may not be taken into the museum.
  • Smoking is prohibited on the museum premises.
  • The use of cell phones is prohibited on the museum premises.
    Visitors may not eat (including candy, gum, boxed lunches, etc.) or drink on the museum premises.

When viewing the artworks

  • Please do not touch the walls, the glass, or the artworks themselves.
  • Please do not take photographs, videos, or make sketches in the museum. Visitors are also requested not to use fountain pens, ink, etc.