Student News – Asuka’s trip to Naoshima!!

Bond English student Asuka recently had an amazing trip to the art islands of Naoshima and Shodoshima near Kagawa. Let’s hear about her incredible trip!

This was a 2-day, 1-night trip, so Asuka and her boyfriend left Osaka at 6:00am and went to Takamatsu, about a 3-hour drive!

After arriving in Takamatsu, they took a ferry to Naoshima, about a 45-minute ride.

After arriving at Naoshima port, they saw the pavilion, an interesting sculpture that you can walk inside:

Asuka and her boyfriend then rented bicycles, and saw some interesting art on the island. The pumpkin sculptures of Yayoi Kusama:

And the most artistic public bath in Japan:

I Love Yu (I♥湯) !!

And the Benesse Museum:

Naoshima is a fantastic place to visit, it is filled with art exhibits, and is also home to the Chichu Museum designed by Ando Tadao:

On their 2nd day, Asuka and her boyfriend took the Olive ferry to Shodoshima.

And went to Olive Park, a famous movie park featuring scenes from the Studio Jihbli movie 魔女の宅急便, English title being Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Check these famous scenes out!

The windmill:

Kiki’s office:

They had olive soft cream:

And also went to 24 Movie Village:

After the Movie Village, they visited Angel Road, a wonderful sand bar only visible at low tide (干潮) !!

After returning back to Takamatsu, they saw a fireworks display to celebrate the 35th-anniversary of the building of the Setto Ohashi bridge. With an incredible sunset as well:

Great trip Asuka!!