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Benesse House Museum

Godanji, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-892-3223
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Nice architecture and some of the artworks

Not being an art connoisseur I only enjoyed minority of the artworks being presented in Benesse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel K
Prague, Czech Republic
via mobile
Art beyond the confines of a museum

Great collection of artwork. Unlike other museums it has pieces making good use/communicates with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christie L
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Godanji, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-892-3223
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not being an art connoisseur I only enjoyed minority of the artworks being presented in Benesse House museum. On the other hand I really liked architecture of the entire complex and the way it works together with the art. It’s just a shame that visitors...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of artwork. Unlike other museums it has pieces making good use/communicates with its surrounding landscape. Some pieces extend well beyond the confines of the museum building itself and blends into the island itself. This makes the museum's collection one of the kind. You...More

Thank Christie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some great pieces. Thought provoking. Entry to the museum is free if you stay in Benesse House accommodation. Again, this museum cannot be rushed. Mix of internal echibition and an external art walk will keep you occupied for some time : )

Thank MadamBrussels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a complimentary guided tour at 5pm (weekends) as we were a guest. It was excellent as it gave us an insight to some of the art work and the museum and what the architect Tadao Ando was trying to achieve. We had a...More

Thank JanelleandGraham
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I visited Naoshima Island from Okayama. It took @45 min from JR Okayama to JR Uno station: I took the 9:54 train from JR Okayama bound for Takamatsu and transfer at JR Chayama-cho station to JR Uno. Then, walked 5 min to the Ferry Port...More

Thank mabei0123
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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 30 July 2017 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 22 July 2017

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 21 July 2017

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

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