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Benesse House Museum

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Artwork presented well

The museum is home to some interesting art work, quite a vast building and art well presented.There... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
Immersed in Art!

Two nights on this extraordinary island in the Seto Inland Sea, and what a treat it was! Benesse... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Canberra, Australia
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Godanji, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It does cost but you get plenty in return. Immaculate service, great room with views that are hard to beat, your own big art gallery to wander about in, and fine dining of a high standard. Plus all the architecture and art works that can...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is home to some interesting art work, quite a vast building and art well presented.There is a small beach within walking distance (recommended) and also some outside art features.It does get very busy.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

All displayed in this wonderful building, this is a fabulous collection & the highlight of our visit to the island. Very disappointing not being allowed to take photographs though.

Thank P0wderh0und1
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Really enjoyed doing this museum at night......fun, great with kids. Especially loved seeing the large mural with boat in front of it that was carried to outdoor art on the beach

Thank ciaobella171
Reviewed 3 July 2018

All of the museums in Naoshima and other art islands close by are the most amazing places for art and architecture lovers. Art is presented within architecture. One can only admire. Just go and vis

Thank ztacir
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The great experiences just keep coming! This is another wonderful marriage of architecture and art, with the synergy being greater than either alone. Enjoyable way to experience the art, the architecture, and the vistas. YES!

Thank elbowelbein
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We did the usual day trip from Okayama. It all worked perfectly. The only thing I would not do is rent a bike to see this part of the island. You’re better off just using the courtesy shuttle of the Benesse hotel for this visit....More

Thank MoJ4
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I enjoy art both modern and earlier and the Benesse House Museum is a truly amazing example not only of modern art but architecture in the building itself. I only wish I could of spent more than a couple of hours there to absorb all...More

Thank TimboAU1
Reviewed 25 May 2018

If you stop at the Art House Project before Benesse, you will arrive exhilarated and happy and so glad you came to Naoshima-cho. And while there are interesting aspects of the Benesse Museum architecture that are worthy of a visit and a couple of installations...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Two nights on this extraordinary island in the Seto Inland Sea, and what a treat it was! Benesse House, designed by the famous Tadao Ando, was wonderful as wherever you went you were immersed in art; from your room where a James Turrell lithograph hung...More

Thank julie_higgins
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