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Benesse House Museum, Naoshima-cho

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Art Museum 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.
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TripAdvisor
  • I was disappointed that the widely advertised, shown in brochures oval room is not accessible to mere mortals: you have to be a guest of the associated hotel, and be staying in one of the $900+/night ...  more »
  • It is a beautiful place and setting, but bad system of transportation around and they will not let you inn even with bicycle ! The art is very interesting and the view from around is great.  more »
  • A combination hotel, restaurant, and modern art museum. Interesting span of styles / mediums; not everyone's taste, but perhaps that is part of what makes art interesting. Do visit!  more »
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  • Great museum. Premium works. Amazing view on the Inner Sea islands.
  • The least worth to see unless you are a Benesse House guest, on my opinion. The price is not ready paying off the content. My recommendation would be to leave this venue for last.
  • The exhibited artworks are really great and the building amazing.
  • Stunning grounds, beach views, gorgeous artworks
  • cool museum designed by Tadao Ando from 1992.