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Benesse House Museum

Godanji, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-892-3223
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A simply presented complex. Marvellous.

It's a great museum, designed by the same architect as the Chichu Museum it has a similar... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
James C
Sydney, Australia
A variety of art styles

I am a fan of Richard Long and he has 3 great works here. Loved the Yves Klein too. There must be... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
north yorkshire, england
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Godanji, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-892-3223
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a great museum, designed by the same architect as the Chichu Museum it has a similar construction, but a very different feel.The views are amazing and there are many associated artworks in the grounds and approaches to the museum. You can only ride your...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I am a fan of Richard Long and he has 3 great works here. Loved the Yves Klein too. There must be something for everyone with the variety of artists here. But it does cost a bit to enter.

Thank fairtrader
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This hotel is on the small island of Naoshima and it prides itself in having a good collection of modern art owned, I believe, by the Benesse Holdings Inc. The architect Tadao Ando has constructed a number of buildings that when it opened in 1992...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Another museum which I think is worth a visit. Very good facilities, helpful and friendly staff. Not all attractions worth a long stay but some work are just absolutely stunning. We regretted not staying at the oval - which is exclusive for guests staying at...More

Thank Fatlittlepear
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Entering the Benesse Museum you are greeted by a glove-wearing member of staff in pure Japanese style and addressing any possible question you may have you are shown into this small concrete world of art; while the whole museum could take you no more than...More

Thank gianmarcord
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Reading the other TA reviews, I was looking forward to this. But the art inside was very average modernist fare. What would have probably been the highlights (a Richter and a Hockney) were locked away inside the "closed" restaurant. So if you're not staying here,...More

1  Thank Yeoldebackpacker
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Didn't stay the night, but enjoyed Benesse all the same. Not the highlight of the trip, but still a must-see on Naoshima.

Thank Chattyscrapper
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This Hotel including a museum is pure heaven, the architecture is clean and blended beautifully with the nature. The art is wonderful and both myself and my 13 year old daughter loved the entire experience.

Thank francesca2263
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I understand everyone has different tastes but I must say this is not mine. If you like cold, gray concrete and minimalism perhaps you will think this the epitome of design. As a professor of landscape architecture I got nothing from our visit and actually...More

1  Thank Garry-Appleseed
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a museum that thrilled us beyond words. You're not allowed to take photographs, so I have nothing to show. What art vocabulary I posses is not that adequate to describe the works on exhibit. The ideas behind the works are totally unexpected, clever...More

Thank Nonoy G
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