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Benesse House

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Benesse House

Opened at Benesse Art Site Naoshima in 1992 and based on the concept of "a symbiosis of nature, architecture, and art," Benesse House is both a museum and a hotel, incorporating guest rooms and space for display of contemporary art. There are four accommodation buildings: Museum, Oval, Park, and Beach, as well as a restaurant, cafe, and spa/shop that are open to the general public.
All of the buildings were designed by architect Tadao Ando, and were made to blend in over time with the environment of the Setonaikai (Seto Inland Sea) National Park.
The long ramps, stairs, and passageways allow visitors to move about, while the outside light that pours in through cut-out openings allows visitors to feel the contemporary art both inside and outside the facility with their entire bodies.

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More Information about Benesse House

Street address

364-1 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture


  • 10 min. by Benesse House guest bus from Miyaura Port

Opening Hours


Open throughout the year


Best season

All year


- Only hotel guests can see artworks at night until 23:00
- Reservation is required for dinner.

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