Benesse Art Site Naoshima

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Benesse House (Photo: Benesse House Oval – 663highland / CC BY-SA 3.0)

A visit to Naoshima in Kagawa Prefecture wouldn’t be complete without a day or two at Benesse Art Site Naoshima. This contemporary art and architecture facility blends together with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea to create a place for guests to stay overnight. Conceptualized in 1985, Benesse Art Site Naoshima opened its doors in 1992. Since that time there have been numerous projects toward bettering the art site as well as local communities.



761-3110 Kagawa, Kagawa District, Naoshima (Map) (Directions)


8:00 - 21:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 21:00
Thursday 8:00 - 21:00
Friday 8:00 - 21:00
Saturday 8:00 - 21:00
Sunday 8:00 - 21:00
Holidays 8:00 - 21:00



Phone Number



General Amenities

  • Souvenir shop
  • Shops
  • Room Service


  • Restaurant
  • Cafe


Take the ferry from Miyanoura Ferry Terminal for Honmura; from there board the bus for Tsutsujiso bus stop and take the shuttle for Benesse Art Site Naoshima.

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