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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at Benesse House is a must when visiting Naoshima. We stayed for one night in two of the six rooms in the most exclusive part of the museum / hotel, the Oval. The whole hotel/museum was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and just being able to stay in a building by him is priceless. I invited my parents...

Thank sebastian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you jump of the boat and grab your connection over to Benesse House you cant help but get swept away in the moment. This island is all about the contemporary art and architecture. There is no point in spending the money to come here if this is not your scene. Yes, its expensive, but do stay the night and...

Thank CuratingNate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

my wife and I arrived by ferry past the iconic red pumpkin sculpture by Yayoi Kusama and we're taken by hotel minibus having dropped off our luggage as we were too early for check in directly to the Chi Chu museum. The hotel is spread out on a hillside in 4 sections by the architect Ando who specialized in minimalist...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i stayed for one night in the benesse house, i had my room in the park building on the ground floor. the rooms are very clean, quite big and great interior design. unfortunately you hear all the noise from the upper floor if somebody is walking around. diner i had in the terrace restaurant, where you get a menu- french...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed three nights in the Benesse House museum. It was so special and highly recommended. We were on the second floor. The room had incredible peaceful views over the inland sea. To stay inside the museum was great as you could wander the exhibits at night. We could hear the room above us so if you want dead quiet...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I have never stayed in a hotel as impressive as Benesse House. We stayed in the Museum Twin room 305. The views from the balcony were outstanding, looking out over the sea to Shikoku with all the greenery of Naoshima around you. The beds were super comfy, and the bathroom was clean and modern. Staying in the...

Thank Catherine B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the beach part. Beautiful rooms with a view. Bathrooms are a little spartan. The art, even within the hotel is fantastic but when you hit the other galleries, it becomes a world class trip. Avoid the Issen fir breakfast - it's painfully slow. The terrace is good for breakfast and dinner.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We're going to art island!! A dream come true. Accom at Benesse House was first booking I made after flights. We drove from Kyoto and came across on ferry from port Uno to stay two nights at the Park. We visited Teshima on the Monday when museums were closed on Naoshima. Brilliant all of it, the architecture & art &...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed one night in Benesse House and one night in Oval .......the greatest place I've stayed. The natural beauty of the Inland Sea is breath-taking, the 4-man funicular railway adds a touch of 007, the art us superb, and to spend a whole weekend in Tadao Ando is a true treat. The food in the museum restaurant and at...

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this hotel and just loved it. From the buildings designed by tadao ando to the delicious restaurant ( we had the full set menu.) the chef is preparing French style food with local products... awesome Deserts are very original and tasty Breakfast is excellent with fresh bread , croissant, fruits salad Rooms are very comfortable...

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Additional Information about Benesse House

Address: Gotanji, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
Region: Japan > Shikoku > Kagawa Prefecture > Kagawa-gun > Naoshima-cho
Price Range: $489 - $744 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
Also Known As:
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My daughter and I have made reservations to stay 2 nights in the Oval at Benesse in July, 2016. I have a few questions:

1. When I booked on the website, it stated that breakfast is included in the room rate for Oval rooms. Is that correct? If that is the case, should I just mark "no" for breakfast when I make the meal selections? Is the breakfast in a separate section for people staying in the Oval rooms or is it in the main restaurant by the Park?

2. I read that dining choices are very limited on the island, so I have gone ahead and reserved one dinner in the French restaurant and one dinner in the Japanese restaurant for my 2 night's stay. However, I would also like to see the "Open Sky" night show one of the evenings. I will be staying on the weekend. My concern is in July, I believe the show will end around 8:15-8:30 pm, but the latest dinner reservation time slot is 8 pm. What are my options?

3. During our time on Naoshima Island, we are thinking of taking the ferry to Teshima Island and spend a few hours there. How easy is it to make that trip? How much time should I plan to spend on Teshima?

4. We will be using our Rail Pass to get to Okayama station. How much time should we give ourselves to go from Okayama station to Naoshima, then from Naoshima back to Okayama station? Is it easy to find the right trains/transfer/ferry? I have read the island's website, but am still a bit confused.

5. Once we get to Naoshima, do we have the option to stow our luggage, if the room is not ready yet?

Thank you for in advance for any insight!


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“all rooms in the oval have great views”
175sebastianp, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book early. Oval suites not cheap, but you will remember it forever, especially the electric windows.”
MartSV, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Park Rooms are the cheapest option but still has all the perks of staying at the Benesse House”
swmoose, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a fresh room with a view.”
moeb127, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“beautiful suite..room 301”
dh24yaya, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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