ANDO MUSEUM

A Tadao Ando-designed inner space, framed by unadorned concrete walls, infuses this about 100-year-old traditional wooden house in Honmura with new life. Here, contrasting elements of past/present, wood/concrete, and light/shadow overlap in a microcosm of Ando's architectural style. Learn about Ando's work and Naoshima history through photographs, sketches, and models, and see how the museum itself has given the venerable old house new life.

Visitor Information

Closed Mondays
Open on Mondays for national holidays but closed the next day.
Hours 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Last admittance: 4:00 p.m.)
Admission ¥510 (free for children 15 and under)

* No discounts are offered for groups and holders of Disability Certificates (Physical Disability Certificates, Rehabilitation Certificates, or Mental Disability Certificates) are not granted free entry.

* We accept the following credit cards: AMEX, Diners, JCB, Master Card, NICOS, VISA

* Visitors may not reenter the Museum.

Types of Tickets Regular tickets: Valid for admission on the day of purchase
Location 736-2 Naoshima, Kagawa 7613110 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)87-892-3754 (Fukutake Foundation)
Fax. +81-(0)87-840-8285  

If visiting the museum in a group (10 or more people)

We request that visitors in groups not enter all at once. Space is limited in hallways, on stairs, and in exhibition areas. Some group members can visit nearby Art House Project sites while others visit the museum.

Facilities and Services

  • There is no restroom in the museum. There is no restroom in the museum. A public restroom is available next to the Art House Project site "Minamidera".

For visitors with babies or small children

  • We request that visitors do not bring baby carriages into the museum. Please note there are stairs inside the museum.
  • There is no nursing room nor a changing table in the museum.

For physically challenged visitors

  • Handicapped visitors and visitors using wheelchairs or canes should contact the museum before their visit. We will offer advice individually.

Requests to visitors from the ANDO MUSEUM

When visiting the museum

  • Please do not bring large objects (suitcases, umbrellas, tripods, etc.) into the museum. These should be left at the Ticket Center.
  • Pets may not be taken into the museum.
  • Smoking is prohibited on the museum premises.
  • The use of cell phones is prohibited on the museum premises.
    Other than in the cafe, visitors may not eat (including candy, gum, boxed lunches, etc.) or drink on the museum premises.

When viewing the artworks

  • Please do not touch the walls, the glass, or the artworks themselves.
  • Please do not take photographs, videos, or make sketches in the museum. Visitors are also requested not to use fountain pens, ink, etc.

For visitors intending to visit the museum during the most crowded period
(March to November)

In order to ensure a comfortable viewing experience for everyone, there may be times when we restrict the number of visitors entering the museum.
During peak times we will distribute waiting numbers to visitors at the ANDO MUSEUM ticket counter.

About the waiting numbers

  • The time at which you will be able to purchase a museum entrance ticket is printed on the waiting number.
  • Each visitor must have a waiting number. Please take one waiting number each person in your group, including small children.
  • Please come to the ANDO MUSEUM ticket counter at the time within the waiting number you are given. At this time, you will be able to purchase an entrance ticket and enter the museum.
  • Waiting numbers are only distributed on the day of the visit. They cannot be issued or distributed in advance.