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Benesse House is a modern art museum and hotel set on the shores of Naoshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea.
Part of a project which spans the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima, Benesse House is spread across four unique buildings, designed by the renowned architect, Tadao Ando.
Various works of art by Japanese and international artists can be found on the lawns and beaches around Benesse House, whilst the main museum hosts the impressive modern art collection of Japanese multimillionaire Nobuko Fukutake and includes paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney.
As well as the dedicated exhibition spaces, works by artists such as Andy Warhol adorn the corridors and the walls of the restaurants of Benesse House.
Part museum and part hotel, Benesse House is a fascinating place to stay. Accommodation is comprised of 65 individually designed guestrooms located within the four buildings - Museum, Oval, Park and Beach. Each stylish and modern room features a piece of original artwork.
The Museum and Oval rooms allow guests to get closest to the artwork and they offer 24-hour access to the main museum.
The Museum rooms feature rare drawings, paintings, and prints, whilst the exclusive Oval suites feature hand-drawn murals by the artists Richard Long and David Tremlett.
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