Red Pumpkin


You can actually walk inside this larger sculpture, a sibling to Naoshima's iconic Yellow Pumpkin by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The red artwork is impossible to miss on arrival at Miyanoura Port.

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1. Chichū Art Museum

1.01 MILES

A work of art itself, this museum designed by Tadao Ando consists of a series of cool concrete-walled spaces sitting snugly underground. Lit by natural…

2. Lee Ufan Museum

1.05 MILES

Adding to the Benesse Art Site's suite of museums is yet another design from the irrepressible Tadao Ando. It houses works by the renowned Korean-born…

3. Haisha


The shack-like Haisha by Shinro Ohtake is a highlight of the Art House Project collection of sites, notable for its Statue of Liberty sculpture, which…

4. Art House Project


In Honmura, half a dozen traditional buildings have been turned over to contemporary artists to use as the setting for creative installations, often…

5. Benesse House Museum

1.22 MILES

Award-winning architect Tadao Ando designed this stunning museum and hotel on the south coast of the island. Among the works here are pieces by Andy…

6. Minamidera

1.31 MILES

Minamidera, one of the sites within the Art House Project, is a James Turrell experiment with light. Queue up to enter in total darkness…and wait…

7. Go'o Shrine


One of the sites in the Art House Project collection, this is Hiroshi Sugimoto's play on the traditional Go'o Shrine, with a glass staircase and a very…

8. Yellow Pumpkin

1.41 MILES

This yellow pumpkin sculpture, by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, has become a symbol of Naoshima. It's perched on the end of a small jetty. Pumpkins are…