Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Kagawa, Shikoku

The Benesse Art Site Naoshima is a series of art projects developed on Naoshima Island, located in the Seto Inland Sea. Its facilities includes the Benesse House, the Chichu Art Museum, the Art House Project, and Honmura Lounge & Archive; their site-specific activities and artworks focuses on contemporary art in harmony with the natural beauty and local culture of Naoshima. The Benesse House was designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The Chichu Art Museum was initially designed to display Claude Monets “Water-Lily Pond” (2m x 6m) in its unique way, and now, Monet’s Room, with its white walls, is not to be missed. The works of James Turrell and Walter De Maria are also exhibited.’


Kotodanchi, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa
Admission Fee
1,000 yen (Benesse House), 2,000 yen (Chichu Museum)
The Benesse House is open throughout the year. The Chichu Museum is closed on Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday), maintenance period
JR Takamatsu Station/On foot/5 min./Takamatsu Port/Shikoku Kisen Ferry/50 min./Miyanoura Port/Naoshima Town Bus/20 min./Benesse House Bus Stop/On foot/1 min.

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