15 Truly Astounding Places To Visit In Japan

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Naoshima

Visitors head to Naoshima, an island town in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, to immerse themselves in art, with abundant museums and galleries galore to be found in a spectacular setting.

Yayoi Kusama’s iconic pumpkin — found at Miyanoura Port — is always a big draw, whilst those who prefer more traditional artworks are spoilt for choice, with Monet’s celebrated Water Lilies amongst the treasures that can be found here. For those keen to spend a little time outdoors, there’s more to see than the galleries and museums, with beautiful sand beaches always beckoning and a climate perfect for topping up the tan.

Life is laid back on Naoshima, making it ideal for anyone determined to escape the hustle and bustle of Japan’s major cities. Enjoy the island’s exquisite architecture or head back to the galleries, there are options for all here and, in a beautiful location renowned for its relaxed vibes, you’ll have all the time in the world.