Nov 25, 2012

Naoshima & Teshima

There is so much happening here in Japan that it is very difficult to keep up with the posts! Well anyway last weekend we went to Naoshima and Teshima, islands famous for their modern architecture and museums. The money we paid for the transport ect went to the charity, to the children who lost their parents in an earthquake.

We took a buss from our school and after 5 hours we were in Uno, where we changed to a ferry to go to Naoshima and after to Teshima.

Us on the ferry.

Rainy morning at Naoshima.
After arriving to Naoshima and buying some umbrellas we went to a Chichu art museum (made by Tadao Ando) and it was such an experience!

We were not allowed to take pictures inside so we mainly managed to take some of this triangle space.
Raw concrete with gray colour palette.
A corridor rounding the space with open, one line window.
Also the art works inside were amazing! The Monet's paintings (combination with the room and paintings) were one of the highlights. The building was also such an experience, like walking in an art piece!
After The Chichu museums we went to the Benesse house (again no photos inside :() and then we just send some time at the shore waiting for the shuttlebuss taking us back to the port.
On shore there were a wedding couple.
And some Spanich tourist were wondering this installation but they were only taking their wedding pictures.
Torii at the spot where we changed our buss.
And the pumpkin!
Hyun, Mew and Jino.
Our hostell/guesthouse were in Teshima. Futons & tatami floor, and fun evening :)

Second day at Teshima, on the way to Teshima art museum.
On the way to the museum.

On the way to the museum.
And again no pictures inside, but again such an experience! I've never felt the architecture as strongly as in these museums where they play one of the main roles.
And the bathroom were quite cool too :)
The last art work we sawwhile walking back to the hostel.
Great weekend with great people but naturally too little time to see everything!


  1. You seem to have had a great week-end. Glad you went to Teshima, most people don't know there are great things beyond Naoshima.

    1. Yes Teshima was great! The landskape and everything!

  2. Hi
    Sorry to burge in like this.

    I'm planning to visit Teshima in May and trying to find an accommodation to stay.
    Could you please tell me the name of your hostel/ guesthouse? Do they take reservation via phone or email? and most importantly,,,, do they speak English?
    I've been hitting the wall for the language barrier....
    I google "Teshima hostel" and found your blog. Hopefully I can get some information from you.
    Thanks a lot!!!!!

    H. Wu

    1. Hello H.Wu!

      I'm afraid i wont be able to provide valuable information about different options of staying in Teshima. This trip was organized by my hosting school in Kyoto, so personally I don't know that much about it. I'm afraid there wont be so many people who speaks fluent English around there, but at the main attractions they might be able to give more information also about where to stay.

      I'm so sorry i can't really help you with this matter, but i just want to say that Teshima is great place to visit and I hope you can enjoy a lot!