Benefits for guests at Benesse House

Benesse House offers a variety of benefits for staying guests.
*Some programs may require a charge

  • Art
    Benesse House Museum
    Free admission / Admission until 11:00 p.m. (General admission from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
    We invite you to enjoy the museum’s interior, which incorporates natural sunlight and changes its expression with the seasons and the time of day, during exclusive hours for hotel guests.
  • Art
    Hiroshi Sugimoto Gallery:
    Time Corridors
    (Benesse House Park)
    Free admission / Admission until 11:00 p.m. (General admission from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
    *If you would like to order tea (extra charge), please contact at the lounge during the museum opening hours.
  • Art
    “Cultural Melting Bath”
    Bathing Experience Program (paid service)
    A program in which one of our outdoor artworks, "Cultural Melting Bath: Project for Naoshima", is reserved exclusively for a single group of Benesse House guests every Sunday.
    For more information, please see here.
  • Art
    Re-entry to Art Facilities
    (free of charge)
    Art facilities in Naoshima (Chichu Art Museum, Lee Ufan Museum, Art House Project, Ando Museum, Ring of Fire - Solar Yang & Lunar Weerasethakul) could be re-entered during your stay at Benesse House. Please present your ticket stubs of each facility at the hotel reception to receive a stamp for re-entry.

    *"Ring of Fire - Solar Yang & Lunar Weerasethakul” can only be re-entered only on Solar (Day). Please present your receipt at the front desk.
  • Stay
    (limited seating available)
    The lounge is located on the basement floor of Benesse House Park. It was renovated in March 2022 by the New Material Research Laboratory, led by Mr. Hiroshi Sugimoto. Available only to guest of Benesse House and visitors to the Hiroshi Sugimoto Gallery: Time Corridors. Bar time where you can enjoy original cocktails is available only on weekends (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and the day before national holidays).
  • Transportation
    Discount on Return Ferry Tickets
    For guests arriving with their owncar (limited to a length of at least 3m and less than 5m), return tickets are available at the hotel reception for a 15% discount on vehicle fare, provided that the ferry is taken on round-trip between Uno and Naoshima or between Takamatsu and Naoshima. When traveling to Benesse House, please purchase a one-way vehicle ticket for the outbound trip only, and present the outbound ticket stub and vehicle inspection certificate at the front desk when checking in. Passenger fares are not discounted.
  • Transportation
    Exclusive Bus Service for Benesse House Guests
    We offer a special bus service exclusively for Benesse House guests.
    (Miyanoura Port⇔Naoshima(Honmura) Port Pier⇔Benesse House Park⇔Benesse House Museum⇔Lee Ufan Museum/Valley Gallery⇔Chichu Art Museum)

    Benesse House Courtesy Bus Timetable