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Benesse House Museum

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Address: Godanji, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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+81 87-892-3223

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we stayed at benesse park so we had free entry to the museum, which allowed us to go after hours. we went both at 8pm and 9am the next day. I highly recommend going during the... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Pella, Iowa
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Outdoor/ indoor display make this art museum a whole body experience. The pieces are varied by medium and style, which keeps interest high.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

we stayed at benesse park so we had free entry to the museum, which allowed us to go after hours. we went both at 8pm and 9am the next day. I highly recommend going during the day, the way the light falls inside makes a difference. the art inside is interesting but not amazing, but the architecture space and outdoor... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

It's all about the Building. And the restaurant. The art collection in this museum is rather average. But don't let that stop you going. And is a magnificent architect.

Thank DMS123
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum. Walking around was lovley and they had some wonderful art. The restaurant looked nice but we didn't eat there. It's good to go for a stroll around the grounds too.

Thank immyimmy
New York
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Beautiful ground. Large and airy room with excellent view facing the island shore. Relatively pricy 10-course Japanese dinner but exquisite food and presentation, plus excellent service, made the 2+ hour dinner well worth every penny and should be a must try. Also, we enjoyed leisurely browsing the contemporary art museum in the evening before our 8pm dinner. Simply one of... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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439 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Another example of Ando's talent and sensitivity to place the architecture into the context of the environment and topography. As always the journey through the museum is made very interesting and the use of natural light is second to none

Thank Rudi M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

It's worth a walk around the property. There is a lot of amazing art, sculptures and famous pieces to look at. It's better to arrive early in the morning or later in the day to avoid crowds. If you can stay at the hotel you can walk around until 11pm.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This was my favourite place on the island (we also went to Chichu and the Art House Project). It was a reasonable price to get in and the variety of artists meant there was something for everyone. It also seemed to be in a really nice setting (it was cold and rainy so we didn't do a lot of exploring... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

It was a nice museum and we had a good time. What I was impressed most was the art piece which the wordings were randomly flashed one by one and finally every wording was lighted up. Die and live are next to each other... The others I also enjoyed were three speaking men, and with the best timing, they started... More 

Thank ms_me801
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Remarkable room, outstanding environment. Worth the extra effort to get to Naoshima. Exploring the island require research ahead of time which will pay off hugely when you arrive at Naoshima. Benesse House is remarkable, it is simply not like any other environment you will ever have experienced before. For Contemporary Art lovers this is an unforgettable place

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