Art House Project

Art House Project information

combined ticket ¥1000
Opening hours
10am-4.30pm, closed Mon
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In the old fishing village of Honmura (本村), half a dozen traditional buildings have been restored and turned over to contemporary artists to use as the setting for creative installations. Highlights include Ōtake Shinrō's shacklike Haisha house, its Statue of Liberty sculpture rising up through the levels; James Turrell's experiment with light in Minami-dera , where you enter in total darkness…and wait; and Sugimoto Hiroshi's play on the traditional Go'o Shrine , with a glass staircase, and underground 'Stone Chamber' (those who are claustrophobic or wide of hip will want to give this a miss).

The sites are within walking distance of each other. Take the Naoshima bus to the Nōkyō-mae stop, where you can buy your Art House Project ticket from the tobacco shop and start exploring. Or buy a ticket at the first site you visit.