Naoshima Island Extension

The tiny island of Naoshima is like a giant open-air gallery showcasing the best up-and-coming Japanese and international artists. Your fascinating hotel is situated within a contemporary art museum.

Journey Overview

The tiny island of Naoshima is like a giant open-air gallery showcasing the best up-and-coming Japanese and international artists. Your fascinating hotel is situated within a contemporary art museum. 

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the contemporary art mecca of Naoshima
  • Stay in Benesse House, a sleek minimal concrete space by the architect Tadao Ando
  • Discover world-class art in the subterranean Chichu Art Museum

Note: Must be booked in conjunction with a longer A&K Japan journey

Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Kyoto – Naoshima Island

Journey to the “art island” of Naoshima in the Inland Sea. Drop your bags at your hotel, a stylish and sleek construction designed by renowned Osaka architect Tadao Ando. Then, set out to explore this intriguing island rich with museums and installations.
Benesse House (Park Deluxe Room)

Day 2: Naoshima Island

Uncover the fascinating island of Naoshima, an old fishermen’s haunt transformed by the establishment of the Benesse Art Site. Immerse yourself in the works of Hockney, Pollock and Warhol in Benesse House Museum. Head to the sleepy fishing village of Honmura and see old wooden Japanese houses turned into art installations. Continue to subterranean Chichu Art Museum, another signature work of Tadao Ando, and marvel at the treasured Monet Water Lilies, amongst other artworks.  
Benesse House (Park Deluxe Room) | Meals: B

Day 3: Naoshima Island

Explore Naoshima your way. Join your guide to uncover more of the island’s art sites.
Benesse House (Park Deluxe Room) | Meals: B

Day 4: Naoshima Island - Osaka

Return to Osaka Airport by ferry, car and bullet train for your onward flight.
Meals: B

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Benesse House, Naoshima

Naoshima Island Extension

Benesse House is both a modern art museum and resort hotel on the southern coast of Naoshima Island, designed by Tadao Ando, one of Japan ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing for this Extension will vary from low season to peak season travel.

As a result, it is not available for online booking.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.