Opened at Benesse Art Site Naoshima in 1992, Benesse House is both a museum and a hotel, incorporating guest rooms and space for display of contemporary art. Benesse House offers guests opportunities to get close to great art and spend a uniquely rewarding time in dialogue with the works and with themselves.
Since then, the Chichu Art Museum and other art facilities have opened one after another on Naoshima and on the nearby islands of Teshima and Inujima, drawing countless people to the islands and fostering positive interaction between visitors and island residents. People living on Naoshima and other islands have renovated their homes to offer lodgings where guests can relax and enjoy the local atmosphere. The leisurely passage of time, conversations with people you meet, beautiful scenery, silence at night... all of these make up the fabric of day-to-day life on these islands in the Seto Inland Sea, and to experience these is to experience the islands themselves. Staying overnight will greatly enrich your trip and deepen your appreciation of Benesse Art Site Naoshima.
Every Sunday, guests (limited to one group) can participate in a bathing experience in a private setting. Please enjoy a time of relaxation and self-reflection while soaking in the herbal medicine bath.
Suggested itinerary for enjoying the art facilities on Naoshima and Teshima over two days.
Suggested itinerary for enjoying the art facilities of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima over two days.
Suggested itinerary for visitors coming from areas such as Takamatsu and Kagawa, who can only stay for the day.
Suggested itinerary for visitors coming from areas such as Uno and Okayama, who can only stay for the day.