Teshima Art Museum

Uniting the creative visions of artist Rei Naito and architect Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Art Museum stands on a hill on the island of Teshima overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. The museum, which resembles a water droplet at the moment of landing, is located in the corner of a rice terrace that was restored in collaboration with local residents.
Structurally, the building consists of a concrete shell, devoid of pillars, coving a space 40 by 60 meters and with a maximum height of 4.5 meters. Two oval openings in the shell allow wind, sounds, and light of the world outside into this organic space where nature and architecture intimately interconnect. In the interior space, water continuously springs from the ground in a day long motion. This setting, in which nature, art and architecture come together with such limitless harmony, conjures an infinite array of impressions with the passage of seasons and the flow of time.

Artist: Rei Naito   Architect: Ryue Nishizawa   Photo: Noboru Morikawa

Closed Tuesdays (March – November)
Tuesdays to Thursdays (December – February)
*Open on national holidays but closed the next day.
*Open on Tuesdays when Monday falls on a national holiday but closed on the next day.
*For more information, please see Open Days Calendar.
Hours March – October 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 4:30 p.m.)
November – February 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 3:30 p.m.)
Admission ¥1,540  *free for children 15 and under
Viewing Time 30 minutes – 1 hour
Group Visits
(10 people and more)
Group visits to the museum must be booked in advance. This enables us to schedule groups throughout the day to avoid overcrowding. A group of up to 20 is admitted in every 30 minutes.
https://benesse-artsite.jp/en/contact/
Parking Available
Inquiry +81-(0)879-68-3555
Address 607 Karato, Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa 7614662 Japan
URL http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/teshima-artmuseum.html
Access

From Ieura Port
 14 minutes by bus, get off at Teshima Art Museum bus stop
 About 25 minutes by electric bicycle


From Karato Port
  About 15 minutes on foot