Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Shikoku  /  Kagawa Prefecture  /  Kagawa-gun  /  Naoshima-cho  /  Museums  /  Benesse House Museum

Benesse House Museum, Naoshima-cho

(240+ reviews on the web)
Art Museum
Benesse House Museum represents a contemporary art museum-come-restaurant and hotel, boasting striking architecture nestled on a verdant coast. Established on the concept of "coexistence of nature, art, and architecture," and designed by Tadao Ando, the museum makes the most of its picturesque and natural surroundings by utilizing large windows, which make for a bright and visually appealing gallery experience. Explore four buildings, each with their own distinct works and guest rooms, then head into the surrounding gardens and beaches to discover artworks placed in the natural environment to great effect. Guests who choose to stay at the museum have 24-hour access to galleries, giving the exhibits a secondary aspect at nighttime. After perusing the evocative works, consider dining in the onsite restaurant, which also offers views over the Inland Sea. Using our online itinerary creator, Naoshima-cho attractions like Benesse House Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Naoshima-cho itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Naoshima-cho

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Naoshima-cho by other users

5 days in Tokushima & Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, culture, outdoors, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Takamatsu & Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM BELARUS May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CROATIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Takamatsu & Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The building, grounds and installations were all breath-taking. Modern art at a very high quality. The house itself is worthy of a Bond villains lair  more »
  • part of the Benesse Hotel and also designed by Ando, the building itself is part of the exhibition. it has a number of sight specific works and major works by Hockney, Twombly Rauschenberg, Richard Lo...  more »
  • Benesse stay because they miss usually works had other information I don't know, but guided tours information on using you for detailed explanation and thoughts etc is interesting. Recommended.
    View original
Google
  • cool museum designed by Tadao Ando from 1992.
  • Service was minimal. Aside from work, became interested in just that way.
    View original
  • And thorny or staff are in a bad mood, I feel bad. Works whether or not go again and more.
    View original
  • I want to say only some of its staff are other guest remembered so were reviews when my staff was a high-handed response to unpleasant.
    View original
  • Interesting Museum
    View original