Benesse House Museum, Naoshima-cho

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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. Make Benesse House Museum a centerpiece of your Naoshima-cho vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Naoshima-cho travel itinerary planner.
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  • When you look at the beach and the boats painting look out of the window at the beach. It is a great museum and a nice place to visit  more »
  • The building by Tadao Ando is very impressive and gives a great vibe. You feel very connected to the environs. The artwork is well laid out and features many Japanese artists.  more »
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  • I stay this hotel just one night that I could give you limited information. The season is mid February, chilly and windy day. Strolling around the town you could find variation works of art which are very cute and would stimulate your inspiration. The room which we stay was in museum building available for enjoying through all time of your stay. The room is appropriate for the price of this level of hotel. Every single staff is very kind and professional. The most impressive event is meeting a driver staff coming from hotel to pick us up. He manipulates multiple languages and has passion for taking care of every guests. Once he meets the guests, never forgot their face. He always friendly.
  • Phenomenal site. If possible, stay at one of the venue's accommodations - the rooms are beautiful and the setting is incredible. There's art throughout the grounds and a fascinating gallery as well. Food options are excellent: traditional Japanese Kaiseki available at Issen, and the buffet breakfast offers a bevy of great Western-style options.
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