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Benesse House Museum

Godanji, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-892-3223
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Must Visit

A nice museum to visit, but not a must visit like Chichu Art Museum. We also had a relaxing lunch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Vancouver, Canada
Modern art

Great museum, well laid out in this specially designed building set into the hillside with superb... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick W
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Godanji, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-892-3223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice museum to visit, but not a must visit like Chichu Art Museum. We also had a relaxing lunch at the museum restaurant, which served decent food.

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum, well laid out in this specially designed building set into the hillside with superb views from the cafe. Attached to the hotel and with its own restaurant included. The plan of the 3 storey building is easy to follow with around 30 or...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a more traditional gallery than Chichu and had works from many artists, both Japanese and international. Benesse house also has a number of outside installations, in the gardens and beach outside. Totally loved my visit.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent curatorship with big ART names hanging in a gem Island: Naoshima. Modern, Post modern and plenty installations in doors and outdoors.

1  Thank Titomhr
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Benesse House Museum is one of a group of superb buildings on Naoshima designed by Tadao Ando; together they reinforce the 'art destination' theme of the island. Benesse House is both a gallery and a hotel; we toured the island by bicycle and it was...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

There's great art to be appreciated here and there's hotel for those who wish to spend time at the island. Tadao Ando's architecture for architecture buffs.

Thank Chetna1973
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Art lovers may like to stay with friends alike in the atmosphere of the Benesse House where everything breathes art. Hockney, Kounellis, Twombly, Warhol and Nauman to name but a few. Seen some Rickey too. Does that cover the trip to this island? For some...More

1  Thank PVR2
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Ate wonderful Japanese dinner here, so we got to wonder around after hours - interesting pieces to be savored in a lovely setting!

Thank Janis857
Reviewed 16 June 2017

30 minutes is sufficient. There is no information available in English that provides any information on the works. The museum is on a hill and has a nice view of the sea. I could not get excited about the architecture of the building.

1  Thank nicholas k
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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 rooms, it seems. However, the rest of the museum...More

1  Thank EuroTravelator
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