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A Museum with rooms

Benesse House is an incredible place. In a setting that hovers between James Bond in Dr no and the TV series The Prisoner, your stay here is bound to be one of the best memories of your trip.

Built by the celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando, Benesse House opened in 1995 and has evolved constantly ever since.

In a building that serves as a museum for the modern art collection of Japanese multimillionaire Nobuko Fukutake, Tadao Ando has created a dozen or so rooms that form part of the museum itself. One great advantage is that, once the visitors have left for the day, the building is at your disposal and you can wander freely among the artworks. In fact, to reach the restaurant (featuring a painting by Basquiat) from your room, you have to pass through the museum…

Other than works worthy of any international museum (Giacometti, Jasper Johns, Sam Francis, Jackson Pollock, David Hockney…), some of the art is exhibited in the open air right down to the beach, where there is a Jacuzzi… Usable at night, this faces an extraordinary desert-like volcanic island, which adds to the mysterious and enigmatic nature of the place. Just so that you don’t miss anything, when the tide is high swimming is a real delight.
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Kagawa, Japan
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