Profile Information

Login Data

Register with facebook Register with wechat

or login

First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Username or Password is wrong!

Luxury Naoshima Island Art Walk 3D2N, Self Guided

Luxury Naoshima Island Art Walk 3D2N, Self Guided

Luxury Naoshima Island Art Walk 3D2N, Self Guided


AUD, Per Person From, Twin Share

Be the first to review this product

Add to Wishlist

At A Glance Departures

Popular as an art island along the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, Naoshima houses the work of some of Japan's most iconic contemporary artists, and is a must see destination for all art, architecture and design lovers. Discover the eclectic work of Yayoi Kusama art and sculptures and the beauty in the simplicity of renowned architect, Tadao Ando's designs. Spend two nights at Benesse House. This is a perfect trip for an arts and cultural weekend getaway.

Commonly known as Japan's art island, Naoshima is a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea. Just a short ferry ride from Japan's main island of Honshu, the island has an atmosphere like nowhere else. The island was included in National Geographic’s '19 Places to Indulge Yourself'. In addition to sandy beaches, sunny weather, and tiny traditional fishing villages such as Miyanoura and Honmura, you'll find stunning architecture by Tadao Ando, museums, colourful galleries, installations, and charming cafes - all in a laid-back atmosphere amid beautiful scenery. The island also serves as a main venue of the Setouchi Triennale art festival held every three years.

Trip Highlights
- Museum hop to experience the work of Japan's most iconic contemporary artists.
- Discover the personal obsessions with dots, nets, pumpkins and infinity rooms of artist, Yayoi Kusama.
- Immerse in the simple yet impressive design spaces of world renowned architect, Tadao Ando.
- Stay 2 nights at Benesse House, a museum and a hotel, incorporating guest rooms and space for display of contemporary art.

The tour includes 2 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, train and ferry tickets to and from Miyanoura Port.

This is one of the world’s most unique destinations for art lovers and travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience.

Departure Dates:
Departs daily year round on request.

FROM/TO OKAYAMA: from $1,300 AUD per person, twin share
FROM/TO KYOTO: from $1,550 AUD per person, twin share *

* Departures during weekends, peak season, and Japanese public holidays will be subject to supplementary charges.

OPTIONAL EXTRA - Art Walk With An Expert (Half Day)
The accompanying expert is a renowned art curator, associated with the Setouchi Triennale Art Festival. Follow the expert through some of the most unique museums and galleries in Asia. Explore with an art curator some of the curiosities of the island, wandering through museums showcasing all kind of arts from local artists. In this unique environment, the guide provides precise insights and context, and answers any question regarding the pieces and collections on this unique island. Extra: $1,500 AUD per person

OPTIONAL EXTRA - Art Island Yachting (Half Day)
Click here for more details

There is also the option to extend this trip with a visit to Bizen in Okayama, to explore and learn how to make the traditional pottery Bizen-yaki, famous throughout the world.

Dates or itineraries don't fit?
We specialise in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury journeys to Japan. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 


    An Art journey to explore the modern art and architecture in Naoshima Island.

    Naoshima is the place where the idea of putting “art on islands” started in the late 1980s. Nowadays, the island is world-famous for its art sites and museums that are collectively known as Benesse Art Site Naoshima.

    - Land area: 7.82 sq km
    - Circumference: 27.8 km
    - Highest Point: Mt Jizo, 123 m
    - Population : around 3,100 (around 1,500 homes)

  • Accommodation

    You will stay in the Benesse House, a modern art museum and resort hotel during the trip.

    Benesse House
    The Benesse House is a modern art museum and resort hotel on the southern coast of Naoshima Island. The minimal architecture, created by the well-known architect Tadao Ando, is the perfect complement to the surrounding nature and artworks. A large display of high quality contemporary art is throughout the hotel, from guest rooms to corridors.

    At Benesse House, you can also experience full sensory healing at SPA LA VILLA. Release from the body and mind the fatigue and stress of everyday life, as we help you experience the art and the Setouchi landscape with renewed senses (Guest’s own arrangement).

    The package includes a Park Deluxe Room. The room is within one of the rare wooden buildings designed by Ando, built on a gentle slope and surrounded by the natural beauty of Setouchi. From the verandas of the room, you can enjoy lush green lawn dotted with open-air artwork to the Inland Sea, with the mountains of Shikoku standing against the blue sky on the far shore. All the rooms face the Inland Sea, providing a view of the sea.

  • Food

    There are several restaurants and cafes on the island offering menus that are made of seasonal ingredients from Setouchi. Terrace restaurant offers refined French cuisine. Museum restaurant Issen focuses on artfully displayed kaiseki cuisine. Museum Cafe allows you to enjoy a leisurely light meal or beverage while gazing out at the Inland Sea below.

    Buffet breakfasts are included. Dinners are at your own arrangement.

    No alcohol or beverages included.

    Dietary Requirements
    Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for some dietary requirements. Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance (at least 1 month prior to your trip) to determine whether we can cater for such dietary requirements on your chosen adventure.

    Please note that vegetarian options are available, but limited. Strict vegetarian diets, vegan diets, or gluten free diets will be difficult to accommodate due to the pervasiveness of the fish-based stock dashi and the use of soy sauce and miso in Japanese cuisine. There may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide your own food. We are unable to guarantee a peanut‐free or allergen‐free trip, and therefore, we strongly encourage that travellers with life‐threatening or severe allergies take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure. Passengers must travel with all necessary medications for food allergies and be capable of self‐administering these medications.
  • What's Included

    - 2 nights in a suite at Benesse House, a modern art museum and resort hotel
    - Meal: 2x breakfasts
    - Train and ferry tickets to/from Okayama or Kyoto

    Other Activities at additional charges:

    We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury journeys to Japan. The following are some of the sample activities that we can offer. Please contact us for more information or a tailor-made itinerary.

    - Full Day Mt Takao Hiking Excursion from Tokyo
    - Full Day Mt. Fuji Trekking Excursion from Tokyo
    - The Skies Above Tokyo Helicopter Ride
    - Full Day Odawara Forest Adventure Excursion from Tokyo
    - Tokyo Garden and Fire Ceremony Tour
    - Full Day Japan Wine Country Tour
    - Tokyo Pop Culture Tour
    - Tokyo Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience Tour
    - Ghibli Museum & Nakano Walking Tour
    - Japanese Residential Culture Tour
    - Evening Supercar Drive in Tokyo
    - Private Shrine Blessing in Tokyo
    - Noh Theatre Tour & Private Noh Demonstration
    - Japanese Meal with Traditional Entertainment
    - Tokyo by Night Local’s walking tour Karaoke & Bars
    - Shinjuku Izakaya and Nightcap Tour
    - Tokyo Evening Local Gourmet Tour
    - Tokyo Sake Brewery & Sake Tasting Tour
    - Evening Tokyo Depachika and Yakitori Alley Tour
    - “Akachochin” Red Lantern Local Food Tour
    - Tsukiji Market Visit and Sushi Making Lesson at Local Home
    - Tokyo Edo Crafts Experience
    - Sumo Training Experience
    - Full Day Sword Master Visit from Tokyo
    - Akihabara Tour with Cosplay Experience
    - Taiko (Japanese drum) Experience
    - Full Day Nikko World Heritage Excursion from Tokyo
    - Full Day Sendai & Matsushima Excursion from Tokyo
    - Full Day Flower Park Excursion from Tokyo

    - Kyoto Higashiyama Walking Tour
    - Kurama - Kibune Hiking Tour
    - Kyoto Arashiyama Tour
    - Kyoto Philosopher’s Path Walking Tour
    - Kyoto Fushimi and Sake Museum Tour
    - Spiritual Kyoto Tour
    - Kyoto Afternoon Tea With A Geisha
    - Kyoto Private Geisha Teahouse Experience
    - Kyoto Private Dinner With A Geisha
    - Kyoto Mt. Hiei Spiritual Tour
    - Traditional Cormorant Fishing Private Cruise
    - Evening Kyoto by Night Tour
    - Uji Tea Experience Tour
    - Private Tea Ceremony in Kyoto Exclusive Temple Experience
    - Kyoto Samurai Sword Dance Experience
    - Geisha Makeover Experience
    - Kyoto Traditional Crafts Tour
    - Kyoto Taiko Drums Experience
    - Kyoto Cooking Lesson with Professional Chef
    - Kyoto Market Visit, Sake Tasting and Cooking Lesson
    - Soba Cooking Lesson
    - Nara Excursion from Kyoto
    - Nara and Fushimi Excursion from Kyoto
    - Ohara Excursion from Kyoto
    - Ine Fisherman Village Excursion from Kyoto
    - Himeji Excursion from Kyoto
    - Iga Ninja Excursion from Kyoto
    - Sumo Experience Excursion from Kyoto
    - Iaido Sword Experience Excursion from Kyoto
  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • What's included

    - 2 nights in a suite at Benesse House, a modern art museum and resort hotel
    - Meal: 2x breakfasts
    - Train and ferry tickets to/from Okayama or Kyoto
  • walk distance

    Day 1: Arrival in Naoshima Island
    Day 2: Explore Naoshima Island either on foot or wheels
    Day 3: Depart from Naoshima Island or continue island art exploration

  • Getting There

    - The departure point is either Okayama or Osaka/Kyoto/Tokyo
    - The finishing point is Miyanoura Port

    How to travel between Osaka/Kyoto/Tokyo to Miyanoura Port

    By Train
    Catch Shinkansen to Okayama station, change Kaisoku lines to Chayamachi station, then change to JR Uno lines to Uno station, and 5 mins walk to Uno port. Last, hop on the ferry for 15 mins ride to Miyanoura Port. It takes 2 hours 15 mins depart from Osaka, 2 hours 30 mins from Kyoto and 3 hours 15 mins from Tokyo for the entire trip.

    By Air
    Catch domestic flight to Okayama domestic airport, then Limousine bus to Okayama station, change to Kaisoku lines to Chayamachi station, next change to the JR Uno lines to Uno station, and 5 mins walk to Uno port. Last, hop on the ferry for 15 mins ride to Miyanoura Port. It takes 3 - 4 hours from Tokyo for the entire flight and train trip.
  • Weather and Climate

    Japan's weather and climate features four distinct seasons.

    Spring is from March to May. It's perhaps one of the very best times to visit Japan as temperatures are pleasantly warm without being too hot, with daytime temperatures ranging between 21°C to 26°C. The country is ablaze with beautiful white and pink cherry blossom and plenty festivals to enjoy.

    Summer is from June to August and the country experiences a three to four-week rainy season. It is hot and humid during this time and temperatures are often in the high 30’s. If you plan on visiting Japan during the summer weather, northern areas such as Hokkaido or the mountains of Tohoku or Chubu are the most comfortable places to escape the heat.

    Autumn is from September to November and is characterised by light breezes and cooler temperatures of around 8-10°C. It is also a wonderful time to visit Japan. The country turns into a haven of red and scarlet leaves which contrast strikingly against the deep blue clear skies and almost as impressive as the stunning cherry blossoms.

    Winter is from December to February. It is a magical time to visit as the landscape is turned white with snow. It's the perfect time to go skiing or check out the hot springs, especially venture to the ski slopes of Hokkaido or Nagano. It's Okinawa is a great place to visit during the winter as it is not quite as cold as the rest of Japan’s weather.
  • Other Information

    Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

    A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
  • Customer Reviews 0 item(s)

Product Code: EJPKYONAO03