3 Unique Places to Stay While Enjoying the Artistic Island of Naoshima

  • Naoshima is an island known for its contemporary art museums. Its beauty draws many tourists which helps support the country’s local economy. If you’re planning to visit the beautiful art island of Naoshima, you can lodge in these three affordable places which are accessible to many of the island’s art sites and activities.

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    Kowloon Dormitory

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    Kowloon Dormitory has been gaining a lot of attention from foreigners lately. It has always been a favorite lodging place for younger people visiting the island. Many of the guests include not only first-timers but repeaters. This is probably the cheapest, yet cleanest, dormitory you can stay in Naoshima for the price of 2,900 yen per night. Due to its popularity, it is best to make reservations at least a day before your stay. Check-in time is 5:30 pm while check-out time is 11:00 am. Some of the facilities include a lounge area, free internet access, and a bathroom.




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    If you like, you can stay at a hundred-year-old Japanese traditional house called Moegi-so. It is just a one-minute walk from Miyanoura Ferry Port and a two-minute walk to 7-Eleven. Each room can accommodate two people for 6,000 yen per night. However, you have to take note that guest rooms are located in a cottage with no television. The bathroom has a shower and a toilet which is located in the main house. Check in time is from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm while check-out time is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.




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    The closest, yet affordable, accommodation you can have near the sea is called Tsutsuji-so. It is probably the best place to feel at home in the area. Accommodations are divided into three: Pao Rooms, Trailer House Rooms, and Japanese Rooms. Pao Rooms accommodate 4 people and have a refrigerator, electric pot, and heater. Trailer House Rooms have the capacity for 3 people with a refrigerator, electric pot, heater, air-conditioner and wash stand. The Japanese Rooms can accommodate up to 8 people with several facilities and amenities included. Room cost ranges from 2,160 yen to 8,640 yen per night.

    Take advantage of the wonderful island’s sightseeing destinations by staying in one of these three lodging places. Feel relaxed and meet new friends while exploring the island’s artistic scenery.



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