Last additions - Naoshima 直島
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Uno Station platform.Jan 10, 2016
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Uno Station in Okayama.Jan 10, 2016
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Uno Station in Okayama.Jan 10, 2016
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Back at Uno Station in Okayama.Jan 10, 2016
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Leaving Miyanoura Port.Jan 10, 2016
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At Miyanoura Port, the souvenir shop had this natural salt ice cream. It was good.Jan 10, 2016
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We rode the bus three times. Once from Miyanoura Port to Chichu Museum, then to Benesse House, then from Tsutsuji-so back to Miyanoura Port.Jan 10, 2016
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The local bus has a pumpkin design. Jan 10, 2016
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Tsutsuji-so is the far end of the coast where we made a U-turn to head back to Miyanoura Port.Jan 10, 2016
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Enka song monument on Naoshima.Jan 10, 2016
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Half-buried torii on the beach near Tsutsuji-so.Jan 10, 2016
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On Naoshima, the yellow pumpkin by Kusama Yayoi. It's smaller than the red one and you cannot go inside.Jan 10, 2016
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The yellow pumpkin by Kusama Yayoi. This pumpkin is more famous than the red one.Jan 10, 2016
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Walk a little further for the next attraction.Jan 10, 2016
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Gift shopJan 10, 2016
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Park of outdoor sculptures.Jan 10, 2016
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High-end lodge, TerraceJan 10, 2016
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Naoshima beachJan 10, 2016
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From Benesse House, it was only a short and flat walk to see more attractions.Jan 10, 2016
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Sculpture looking like a wrecked boat.Jan 10, 2016
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Beach sculptures on the beach below Benesse House.Jan 10, 2016
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Benesse House (Photos not allowed inside)Jan 10, 2016
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Benesse House, another art museum. Jan 10, 2016
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Free shuttle busJan 10, 2016
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Free shuttle bus schedule. Bus doesn't run that often so you have to check ahead of time the bus departure time.Jan 10, 2016
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Chichu Art Museum Ticket Center is where you buy tickets to the museum. Also a bus stop where we took a free shuttle bus to Benesse House, another art museum. Jan 10, 2016
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Species of hibiscus on NaoshimaJan 10, 2016
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Chichu Museum was impressive, but there was no way we could go outside and see the museum embedded in the earth.Jan 10, 2016
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Chichu Art Museum is not huge, so if it's crowded, you may have to wait to enter. Best to go as early as you can. (Photography was not allowed)Jan 10, 2016
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Chichu Museum admission was ¥2,000, somewhat pricey. Impressive museum with Monet paintings.Jan 10, 2016
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After arriving Miyanoura Port, we took a special bus that went directly to Chichu Museum.Jan 10, 2016
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Rental bicycles on Naoshima. Many people rent bicycles, but we opted for the free shuttle bus which worked out well.Jan 10, 2016
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The terrain is hilly at times, so if you rent a bicycle, be prepared to pedal hard.Jan 10, 2016
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Local shrineJan 10, 2016
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Inside the red pumpkin.Jan 10, 2016
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The red pumpkin at Miyanoura Port is by Kusama Yayoi, a famous Japanese pop artist famous for polka dots.Jan 10, 2016
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Our ferry at Naoshima.Jan 10, 2016
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Miyanoura Port terminalJan 10, 2016
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Red pumpkin at Miyanoura Port.Jan 10, 2016
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Miyanoura PortJan 10, 2016
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Seto Ohashi Bridge in the distance.Jan 10, 2016
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Approaching Miyanoura Port, the main gateway to Naoshima.Jan 10, 2016
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Unpopulated part of Naoshima.Jan 10, 2016
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The northern half of Naoshima is dominated by a copper-refining operation.Jan 10, 2016
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You can also sit on the top deck.Jan 10, 2016
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Ferry leaving Uno Port.Jan 10, 2016
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As well as individual seats.Jan 10, 2016
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The ferry has large tables for groups.Jan 10, 2016
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Inside the ferry going to Naoshima. Free seating.Jan 10, 2016
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Ferry at Uno Port going to Naoshima.Jan 10, 2016
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We visited Naoshima on a day trip from Okayama. We didn't see all the museums, but we did see the major sights.Jan 10, 2016
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From Honshu, most people go through Uno Station in Okayama to take a ferry to Naoshima. Jan 10, 2016
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Naoshima is an island in the Seto Inland Sea. It is famous for art museums and outdoor sculptures.Jan 10, 2016
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Most of the art attractions are along the southern coast and southern half of the island.Jan 10, 2016
   
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