What should I know about visiting Naoshima, Japan?
May 30, 2012 7:51 PM Subscribe
Please tell me what you think I should know about visiting Naoshima, Japan.
posted by MoonOrb to travel & transportation around Naoshima, Japan (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I intend to visit Japan in late December/early January. We'd like to visit Naoshima. Our tentative plan is to spend two days there. Is this a reasonable amount of time?
Also, we do not speak Japanese, so we're concerned a bit about accommodation. Because it is so close to the New Year (our preliminary plan puts us in Naoshima the 27th and 28th of December), we place a high value on booking accommodations early so we're ensured of having them. But of the places I've found, even those that say they speak English have only Japanese contact pages on their websites (even if other parts of the site are in English) or indicate they may be closed at that time of year. We would prefer accommodations where some English is spoken since that is a big help in getting directions and recommendations on where to eat and so on. From our initial look, it appears a viable option is very, very expensive. Any suggestions that the guide books and standard net searches may have missed?
Recommendations on where vegetarians might eat would be hugely appreciated as well.
Also, I'd love to hear what you think we absolutely should not miss while we're there.