A prospering hub of the copper smelting industry about a century ago, the area is now known for its prominence in the arts thanks to the activities developed in the course of the past 30 years at Benesse Art Site Naoshima. These unique islands offer the perfect blend of traditional townscapes and contemporary art. Relax and enjoy a beautiful sea view alongside works of art dotting the coastline.
When entering the town, visitors are treated to a welcoming collection of old-fashioned houses.
Local cuisine:Takomeshi (Rice with octopus)
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum Photo：Daici Ano
The museum preserves and repurposes the remains of a copper refinery on the island. The museum also strives to have a minimal impact on the environment by utilizing solely natural energy sources such as solar and geothermal energy. The architectural design, created by Hiroshi Sambuichi, won the Japan Institute of Architects Grand Prize in 2010.
Inujima “Art House Project”
Inujima “Art House Project” A-Art House
Haruka Kojin : reflectwo, 2013 Photo: Takashi Homma
The Inujima “Art House Project” includes galleries scattered throughout the village blending the everyday life of the island with art. The galleries are designed by the architect Kazuyo Sejima who won the Pritzker Prize in 2010.
- Inujima, Higashi Ward, Okayama City
- Telephone Number
- Opening Hours
- 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Admission until 4:00 pm)
*Ticket center hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Please check the official website
- Fee/Fare (in Japanese yen)
- ¥2,060 (combined ticket for Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, Inujima "Art House Project," and Seaside Inujima Gallely)
Inujima Guide Map
The guide map includes recommended sightseeing spots and gourmet dining location as well as detailed direction and transportation schedules regarding the island.