Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Shikoku / Kagawa Prefecture / Kagawa-gun / Naoshima-cho / Benesse House 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. 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.
Tours to Benesse House Museum
1-day cycling tour in Naoshima BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $187
Duration: 8 hours
Benesse House Museum Reviews
香川県直島にあるベネッセハウスミュージアムは、現代美術を扱う美術館です。 敷地内にリゾートホテルを併設し、滞在しながら美術品に触れることができるのが特徴です。 日本国内よりも、海外から先に注目されたことで、人気が出た施設のため、外国人がとても多くなっています。 もちろん日本人でも楽しめる施設ですので、直島訪問の際は、滞在先として候補にしてみるとよいと思います。 more »The Benesse House Museum in Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture, is a museum of contemporary art. There is a resort hotel on site where you can experience the art while you stay. Because of the popularity of the facilities, there are many foreigners who have been attracting more attention from overseas than in Japan. Of course, it is a facility that even Japanese people can enjoy, so when you visit Naoshima, you may want to make it a candidate for your stay.
ベネッセミュージアムは予約なしでも入れましたが、地中美術館は当日では時間が決められるのでツアーの行程上午後遅くまで滞在できず、せっかく近くまで来たのにあきらめました。ミュージアム内のレストランは落ち着いていてゆっくり出来ました。山道を歩くので少し疲れるのでよかったです。遅くなると売り切れメニューが出て食べれなかったとの話を聞きました。 more »The Benesse Museum was put in without reservation, but the Underground Museum was not able to stay until late in the afternoon on the tour because the time was decided on the day, and i gave up even though I came close with great pains. The restaurant in the museum was calm and relaxing. It was good because I was a little tired because I walked on a mountain path. I heard that when it was late, the menu was sold out and i couldn't eat it.
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.
Places to stay near Benesse House Museum
Plan your trip to Naoshima-cho
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Naoshima-cho
Museums in Naoshima-cho
Hidden gems in Naoshima-cho
Nearby attractions in Naoshima-cho
Shopping in Naoshima-cho
Duration: 1h 30min
Plans to Benesse House Museum by other users
17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Takehara, Naoshima-cho & Kyoto BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Naoshima-cho BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium