On Sunday 14th April 2019, I travelled 2 hours one-way to the famous Naoshimi Island, located in Kagawa Prefecture. Here are some of my snapshots from this cold and gloomy day.
This island is known for its art museums, architecture and sculptures scattered around the island. The hardest part of this day trip was the transport.
I was staying in Okayama and started my journey from Omoto station.
At Uno Port, there was a vending machine to purchase the ticket for the ferry. There were at least 30 people waiting to use this one machine. The ferry arrived and some people ended up missing the 11:15 ride due to this ticketing system. The ferries only come every 45 mins.
On the island, there were a few options to getting around, such as hiring a bike, hopping on the every-30-min bus, renting a car or walking. I hopped on the bus but my dumbass hopped off a stop too early and ended up walking around the island for 2 hours LOL 🤦🏻♀️
Some of the museums located around the island include Chichu Art museum, Lee Ufan Museum and Benesse House. Each of these have their own entry fee.
I opted out on entering any of the museums because the weather was predicting a thunder storm and the last return ferry was scheduled for 3 PM. Most tourists come to stay overnight on Naoshimi Island.
There were a few moments I was walking in the rain and thinking "this is it, this is how I'm going to get sick after travelling for 3 months" but I persevered and made it home to my warm hotel room in Okayama 🤭.
Bonus: spotted some cherry blossom trees 🌸