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Two Day | Suggested Itinerary for Touring Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima

Two Day | Suggested Itinerary for
Touring Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima

This is a suggested itinerary for enjoying the art facilities of Benesse Art Site Naohsima over two days. In addition to enjoying artwork, the natural beauty and unique features of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima are also highlights.

Day 1

Arrive at Naoshima (Miyanoura Port)
10:08 am Depart to Nokyo-mae bus stop on Naoshima town bus
View the artworks at the Art House Project (approx. 2 hours)
12:48 pm Depart to Tsutsuji-so bus stop on Naoshima Town
1:00 pm Transfer at Tsutsuji-so from the Naoshima town bus to the Shuttle bus for visitors
Depart to Chichu Art Museum on Shuttle bus
View the artworks at the Chichu Art Museum (approx. 1 hour)
Have lunch at Chichu Cafe
Walk to Lee Ufan Museum (approx. 10 minutes)
View the artworks at the Lee Ufan Museum (approx. 30 minutes)
While viewing the outdoor works, walk to Benesse House Museum (approx. 15 minutes)
View the artworks at the Benesse House Museum (approx. 45 minutes)
Walk to Tsutsuji-so bus stop (approx. 15 minutes)
4:16 pm Depart to Miyanoura port on Naoshima Town Bus
4:28 pm Arrive at Miyanoura Port
Walk to Naohsima Bath "I♥︎︎湯" (approx. 5 minutes)
Bathe at Naoshima Bath "I♥︎︎湯" or view the exterior
Stay overnight on Naoshima or nearby
Arrive at Naoshima (Miyanoura Port)
10:08 am
Depart to Nokyo-mae bus stop on Naoshima Town Bus
View the artworks at the Art House Project (approx. 2 hours)
12:48 pm
Depart to Tsutsuji-so bus stop on Naoshima Town Bus
1:00 pm
Transfer at Tsutsuji-so from the Naoshima town bus to the Shuttle bus for visitors
Depart to Chichu Art Museum on Shuttle bus
View the artworks in the Chichu Art Museum (approx. 1 hour)
Have lunch at Chichu Cafe
Walk to Lee Ufan Museum (approx. 10 minutes)
View the artworks in the Lee Ufan Museum (approx. 30 minutes)
While viewing the outdoor works, walk to Benesse House Museum (approx. 15 minutes)
View the artworks in the Benesse House Museum (approx. 45 minutes)
Walk to Tsutsuji-so bus stop (approx. 15 minutes)
4:16 pm
Depart to Miyanoura port on Naoshima Town Bus
4:28 pm
Arrive at Miyanoura Port
Walk to Naoshima Bath "I♥︎︎湯" (approx. 5 minutes)
Bathe at Naoshima Bath "I♥︎︎湯" or view the exterior
Stay overnight on Naoshima or nearby

Day 2

9:20 am Depart to Inujima on small passenger boat
10:15 am Arrive at Inujima
View the artworks at the Inujima Seirensho Art Museum and Inujima "Art House Project" (approx. 2 hours)
Have lunch at Inujima Ticket Center Cafe
1:00 pm Depart to Teshima on Small Passenger Boat
1:25 pm Arrive at Teshima (Ieura port)
Walk to Teshima Yokoo House (approx. 5 minutes)
View the artworks in the Teshima Yokoo House (approx. 30 minutes)
Walk to Ieura-ko bus stop (approx. 5 minutes)
2:26 pm Depart to Karato-ko bus stop on Teshima Shuttle bus
* From November to February, last admittance at Teshima Art Museum is at 3:30 pm. If travelling around the island by bus, you will only be able to visit either Les Archives du Coeur or Teshima Art Museum.
Walk to the Les Archives du Coeur (approx. 15 minutes)
View the artworks at the Les Archives du Coeur (approx. 30 minutes)
Walk to Karato-ko bus stop (approx. 15 minutes)
3:33 pm Depart to Bijyutsukan-mae bus stop on Shuttle Bus
* From November to February, it is not possible to visit Teshima Art Museum following this schedule (last admittance at 3.30pm).
View the artworks in the Teshima Art Museum (approx. 1 hour)
4:53 pm Depart to Ieura-ko bus stop on Shuttle Bus
5:20 pm Take the small passenger boat from the Ieura Port to Takamatsu, or stay overnight on Teshima
9:20 am
Depart to Inujima on small passenger boat
10:15 am
Arrive at Inujima
View the artworks in the Inujima Seirensho Art Museum and Inujima "Art House Project" (approx. 2 hours)
Have lunch at Inujima Ticket Center Cafe
1:00 pm
Depart to Teshima on Small Passenger Boat
1:25 pm
Arrive at Teshima (Ieura port)
Walk to Teshima Yokoo House (approx. 5 minutes)
View the artworks in the Teshima Yokoo House (approx. 30 minutes)
Walk to Ieura-ko bus stop (approx. 5 minutes)
2:26 pm
Depart to Karato-ko bus stop on Shuttle Bus
* From November to February, last admittance at Teshima Art Museum is at 3:30 pm. If travelling around the island by bus, you will only be able to visit either Les Archives du Coeur or Teshima Art Museum.
Walk to the Les Archives du Cœur (approx. 15 minutes)
View the artworks in the Les Archives du Cœur (approx. 30 minutes)
Walk to Karato-ko bus stop (approx. 15 minutes)
3:33 pm
Depart to Bijyutsukan-mae bus stop on Shuttle Bus
* From November to February, it is not possible to visit Teshima Art Museum following this schedule (last admittance at 3.30pm).
View the artworks in the Teshima Art Museum (approx. 1 hour)
4:53 pm
Depart to Ieura-ko bus stop on Shuttle Bus
5:20 pm
Take the small passenger boat from the Ieura Port to Takamatsu, or stay overnight on Teshima

*Guests can view Chichu Art Museum's night program James Turrell's Open Sky, on Fridays and Saturdays. (Reservations required)
* Guests can view Art House Project Kinza on Thursday to Sunday, and holidays. (Reservations required)
* Guests at Benesse House can use the shuttle bus reserved for guests staying at Benesse House to get around Naoshima, and they can also experience Cai Guo-Qiang's Cultural Melting Bath: Project for Naoshima every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. (Reservations required in advance)
* In addition to using the bus to get around on Naoshima and Teshima, rent-a-cycles and rental cars are also available.
* This schedule is a model course for those who want to make the most of their limited stay in Naoshima and Teshima. Depending on the time and opening hours of each facility, the schedule may not be followed exactly. Before coming to the island, be sure to check the information for each facility. We cannot be held responsible even if one or more of the sites are closed.

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