Opened in time for the 2010 Setouchi Triennale, the Lee Ufan Museum (āZą üpŁ, Ri Ūfan Bijutsukan) is one of the more recent additions to Naoshima. The museum features works by the Korean contemporary artist Lee Ufan, who was born in Korea but has been working and teaching in Japan. On display are large installations made of stone, concrete and huge slabs of iron, as well as a number of paintings from earlier in his career.
The museum building was designed by the Japanese architect Ando Tadao, who also designed the other museums on the island, namely the nearby Benesse House and Chichu Art Museum. Just like his other works on the island, the Lee Ufan Museum building mixes geometrically shaped reinforced concrete with nature and open spaces that accentuate the artwork displayed within.
There are one or two buses per hour from Miyanoura Ferry Terminal via Honmura to the Tsutsujiso bus stop at the east gate of the Benesse House (10 minutes, 100 yen), where it is possible to walk (20 minutes) or take a free shuttle bus (5 minutes) to the Lee Ufan Museum. Alternatively, the museum is about a 2.5 kilometer bicycle ride (15 minutes) or walk (40-50 minutes) from the ferry terminal.
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing