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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide


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Art Museums


Benesse Art Site Naoshima

The Benesse Art Site Naoshima is a series of art projects developed on Naoshima Island, located in the Seto Inland Sea. Its facilities includes the Benesse House, the Chichu Art Museum, the Art House Project, and Honmura Lounge & Archive; their site-specific activities and artworks focuses on contemporary art in harmony with the natural beauty and local culture of Naoshima. The Benesse House was designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The Chichu Art Museum was initially designed to display Claude Monets "Water-Lily Pond" (2m x 6m) in its unique way, and now, Monet's Room, with its white walls, is not to be missed. The works of James Turrell and Walter De Maria are also exhibited.'

Kotodanchi, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa

Admission Fee
1,000 yen (Benesse House), 2,000 yen (Chichu Museum)

The Benesse House is open throughout the year. The Chichu Museum is closed on Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday), maintenance period

JR Takamatsu Station/On foot/5 min./Takamatsu Port/Shikoku Kisen Ferry/50 min./Miyanoura Port/Naoshima Town Bus/20 min./Benesse House Bus Stop/On foot/1 min.

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