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 Inland Sea. Shaped like a drop of water, the museum lies in a corner of the spacious grounds surrounded by once-fallow rice terraces that have been restored with help from local residents.
Structurally, the building consists of a concrete shell, devoid of pillars, coving a space 40 by 60 meters. On the highest ceiling 4.5 meters above, two oval openings allow the air, sounds, and light of the world outside into this organic space where nature and architecture seem intimately interconnected. Inside one finds an ever-flowing fountains and an ambiance that changes from hour to hour and season to season, revealing countless appearances as time passes.
|Closed||Tuesdays (March 1 - November 30)
Tuesdays to Thursdays (December 1 - last day of 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.
Please check the Open Day Calendar.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 4:30 p.m.) / March 1 - September 30
10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 3:30 p.m.) / October 1 - last day of February
|Admission||¥1,500 (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
|Types of Tickets||
1. Regular tickets: Valid for admission on the day of purchase
2. Setouchi Triennale 2013 Passport: Valid for admission after stamping
3. Web tickets for a specific date/time slot, purchased from the Benesse Art Site Naoshima website
|Location||607 karato, Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa 7614662 Japan
If visiting the museum in a group (10 or more people)
- Please contact the museum by telephone, fax or email no later than one week prior to your visit.
Facilities and Services
For visitors with babies or small children
- Baby carriages may be taken into the museum.
- Please note that there is no nursing room in the museum.
- There is one restroom with 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 Teshima Art Museum
When visiting the museum
- Parking spaces are limited. Please use public transport if at all possible.
- Some of the spaces in the museum require you to remove your shoes. To make your visit more relaxing, we recommend for your visit that you wear shoes that are easy to take off and put on again.
- Please do not bring large objects (suitcases, umbrellas, tripods, etc.) into the museum. These should be placed in coin lockers or 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.
- Please take any garbage away with you.
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.