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”Benesse House” Spending time surrounded by art

”Benesse House”
Spending time surrounded by art

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Benesse House
Gotanji, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa, Kagawa
http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/

Fusion of an art museum and a hotel

Nao Island is a small island in the Seto Inland Sea, full of artistic factors, such as Benesse House, Chichu Art Museum, and the Art House Project. Benesse House is central to the island of art, serving as an art museum and a hotel.
The art museum owns about 350 artworks mainly contemporary art. There are pieces inspired by the nature of Nao Island that are displayed outdoors. They are the site-specific works created for display at Benesse House in Nao Island. Visitors will be enchanted by the perfect harmony of art, nature and the architecture designed by Tadao Ando.

Intimacy with art

The hotel consists of four sections: Museum that is built within the art museum; Oval on a hill accessed by a monorail; Park where a restaurant and a spa have been built as annexes with artwork in the areas exclusive to hotel guests; and Beach situated just in front of the beach. All were designed by Tadao Ando, and the architecture itself is like a work of art.
Guests can enjoy art during their stay in any part of the hotel. There are even art pieces displayed in the guestrooms. Guests can fully enjoy pieces that look different, depending on the time of day. No other hotel allows guests to immerse themselves in the world of art to this extent. Enjoy staying at the artistic hotel as well as the various museums if you visit Nao Island.

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