Art Island: Teshima (from Teshima)

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Discover artsy places in Teshima Art Island
From¥8,348

~ USD 77.04

Discover artsy places in Teshima Art Island
From¥8,348

~ USD 77.04

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1 Day (9 Hours)
Availability : March - October (except Tuesdays)
THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN TESHIMA.

You can pick your hotel, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within TESHIMA CITY.

 

PRICES START FROM:

+ JPY8,348 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE = JPY66,780/GROUP


Group booking with guests less than 8 pax will still be charged the same price. Please note the maximum participant limit for this tour is 8 pax. 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

+ REGION EXPERT (a local guide with expert knowledge of the area, its history and culture)

 

HOW CAN I ADD VEHICLE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a VEHICLE (Alphard or HiAce Grand Cabin) for an additional fee. Other add-ons may also be available.

 

SEAT PLAN
Toyota Alphard
HiAce Grand Cabin

 

ITINERARY

This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within TESHIMA and then proceed to the destinations.

Destination 01: Teshima Art Museum

Destination 02: Les Archieves du Coeur

Destination 03: Teshima Yokoo House

Destination 04: Teshima Seawall House

 

DETAILED ITINERARY
Teshima Art Museum Art Island: Teshima Private Package Tour
Destination 01: Teshima Art Museum

Teshima Art Museum Art Island: Teshima Private Package Tour

The main attraction on Teshima is the Teshima Art Museum, one of the most intriguing contemporary artworks in Japan. Standing amongst terraced rice fields, the simple concrete structure stimulates its visitors’ senses with the play of water drops on a concrete surface. Several more artworks are scattered around the island’s three fishing villages. Most are open almost everyday, especially the larger museums and outdoor installations, however some of the smaller artworks are only open on weekends and holidays.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
 JPY1540 per person

 

Destination 02: Les Archieves du Coeur

Les Archieves du Coeur Art Island: Teshima Private Package Tour

Another permanent artwork on the island is Les Archives du Coeur (“Heart Archives”), located in a small building along the beach in the eastern outskirts of Karato. It is one of multiple locations across the world where visitors can make recordings of their heartbeat and listen to the recorded heartbeats of other people in a slightly spooky environment. The same French artist, Christian Boltanski, also created The Last Class at the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
JPY1540 per person

 

Destination 03: Teshima Yokoo House

Teshima Yokoo House Art Island: Teshima Private Package Tour

The “Teshima Yokoo House”, a collaboration between artist Tadanori Yokoo and architect Yuko Nagayama, was created by altering and renovating an old private house located in a hamlet in the Ieura District, facing the harbor that forms the entrance to Teshima Island. Making full use of the building’s existing layout, the exhibition areas are divided into a “Main House,” a “Warehouse,” and an “Outhouse,” displaying 11 two-dimensional works. Other features-a stone garden with a pond, and a cylindrical tower-are devoted to installations, so that the art spaces seem to expand symbolically to cover the entire site, making it a philosophical zone that simultaneously calls to mind thoughts of both life and death.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
JPY510 per person

 

Destination 04: Teshima Seawall House

Teshima Seawall House Art Island: Teshima Private Package Tour

In the old house along the shore in which the art work is set, the rhythm of drums, the sound of music boxes, and different video footage of both an improvising saxophone and a shakuhachi (a Japanese bamboo flute) resonate, giving the impression of the house as an organic entity, pulsing with life. The once-abandoned house is brought to life, inviting viewers to reflect on the displacement and lives of human beings as well as to physically experience “the meeting of two different worlds” — outside and inside, eastern and western, contrasting instruments, ocean and sky, the artificial and the natural, social and private.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
JPY510 per person

 


 

The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Teshima.