Benesse House, the Hotel-Museum on Naoshima Island

Designed by Tadao Ando, Benesse House is the ideal holiday destination for visitors in search of art, nature, and architecture.


WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

© Tadasu Yamamoto

Opened in 1992, Benesse House is a haven of peace with a simple design. The work of one of the masters of Japanese architecture, Tadao Ando, the building blends in perfectly with its surroundings, namely the blue of the Seto Inland Sea, thanks to its raw materials such as concrete, glass, and wood.


Privileged access to the Benesse Museum’s galleries

This arty oasis is divided into four parts: the Museum, the Park, the Beach, and the Oval. The six rooms in the Oval offer a unique aesthetic, with original works of art and a peaceful sea view out of the large bay windows that catch the soft light of Naoshima. Not to be forgotten is the architectural gem that is the indoor oval-shaped swimming pool.

The Park resort was built facing the Shikoku mountains and houses high-end Japanese and French restaurants, while the rooms in the Beach resort all face the sea and each has its own private terrace.

To ensure that each guest is able to take full advantage of this extraordinary experience, the hotel offers them direct, privileged access to the Benesse Museum’s galleries so they can connect with the artworks from morning to night, even outside the normal opening hours.


More information on Benesse House can be found on its website.