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Open Days Calendar and Ticket Information

Below is information about our opening hours, closed days, and how to pre-order admission tickets for the various sites at Benesse Art Site Naoshima. We recommend that you carefully refer to this information before your visit, to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience once you are here. If you are looking for information about entrance fees or contact information, please refer to the facility list. If you are looking for information about how to get here, please refer to the access page.


Opening Hours and Closed days

Generally, the art facilities on Naoshima are closed on Mondays, and those on Teshima and Inujima are closed on Tuesdays. During the winter season, from December through February, those on Teshima and Inujima are closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

*The art facilities are open on national holidays, but closed the following day.
*The art facilities are closed for yearly maintenance for a few days in January and June.

The exact schedules for each facility may differ, even for sites on the same islands, so please check the open days calendar before your visit.(The opening hours of a facility may differ in winter.)


Pre-ordering Admission Tickets, and Getting Waiting Numbers During Peak Seasons

For Individual Visitors(or less than 10 visitors in a single group)

Generally, admission tickets are only available at each art facility. However, for the Chichu Art Museum on Naoshima and the Teshima Art Museum on Teshima, you can pre-order and purchase "web-tickets" via the internet, for visits during the peak seasons like "Golden Week" (late April-early May), and "Obon Summer Holiday" (usually the second week of August) and etc. By making it possible to select the desired visiting time during peak-season, it enables visitors to plan their itinerary around the site more conveniently. Detailed information about the web-tickets is released in March or April every year on the web-ticket site.

In following art facilities, if it is overcrowded, there may be times when we restrict the number of visitors entering the museum. In this case, we will distribute waiting numbers to visitors. (Those who have purchased web-tickets can enter the facilities on the time of their choosing, without waiting numbers [with the exception of the Art House Project, Minamidera for which a number is required].)

Art Facility Where to Receive the Waiting Numbers for Entrance Web Tickets
Chichu Art Museum (Naoshima)
※ Details about the waiting numbers can be found here.
Chichu Art Museum Ticket Center
Art House Project, Minamidera(Naoshima)
※ Details about the waiting numbers can be found here.
Minamidera ×
(A waiting number is required)
Teshima Art Museum (Teshima)
※ Details about the issued number can be found here.
Teshima Art Museum Ticket Center
Chichu Art Museum (Naoshima)
Where to Receive the Waiting Numbers for Entrance:Chichu Art Museum Ticket CenterDetails about the waiting numbers can be found here.
Web Ticket sales
Art House Project, Minamidera(Naoshima)
Where to Receive the Waiting Numbers for Entrance:Minamidera(Details about the waiting numbers can be found here.
Web Ticket sales:×(A waiting number is required)
Teshima Art Museum (Teshima)
Where to Receive the Waiting Numbers for Entrance:Teshima Art Museum Ticket CenterDetails about the issued number can be found here.
Web Ticket sales

For Groups (10 people and more)

To ensure a smooth experience, it is recommended that you book in advance for some of the art facilities at Benesse Art Site Naoshima. Also, we ask that your group be divided into smaller groups, of less than 10 people, in order to enter some of the smaller facilities. Please refer to the list below for more detailed information. Please note: we do not offer group discounts.
If you would like to have your bus drive directly into the Benesse House Area, please fill out this Request for Transit Permission to Benesse House Area.

Art Facility Reservation information
Chichu Art MuseumNaoshima Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
※ In this museum, there are several art works that can only be viewed by a limited number of people at any given time. Therefore, without a reservation, you may be asked to wait to see them. If you are with a group of 10 or more, please be sure to make a reservation.
Benesse House Museum (Naoshima) Reservation necessaryYou can book from here
Lee Ufan MuseumNaoshima Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
※ In this museum, there are several art works that can only be viewed by a limited number of people at any given time. Therefore, without a reservation, you may be asked to wait to see them. If you are with a group of 10 or more, please be sure to make a reservation.
Art House ProjectNaoshima Reservation is recommended. (You can book from here.)
※ The Art House Project consists of seven galleries. (One of them is accessible by reservation only.) The space of each gallery is small, so please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
ANDO MUSEUMNaoshima Not available for group viewing. Due to limited interior space, please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
Naoshima Bath "I♥︎湯"Naoshima Not available for group viewing.This is an actual public bath. You need to take a bath in order to see the facility.)
Miyanoura Gallery 6(Naoshima) Not available for group viewing. Due to limited interior space, please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
Teshima Art Museum (Teshima) Reservation necessary(You can book from here
※ In this museum, there are several art works that can only be viewed by a limited number of people at any given time. Therefore, without a reservation, you may be asked to wait to see them. If you are with a group of 10 or more, please be sure to make a reservation.
Les Archives du Coeur (Teshima) Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Teshima Yokoo House (Teshima) Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Teshima 8 Million Lab (Teshima) Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Needle Factory (Teshima) No reservation necessary.
Storm House (Teshima) No reservation necessary.
TESHIMA SEAWALL HOUSE (Teshima) No reservation necessary.
Tom Na H-iu (Teshima)
No reservation necessary.
La forêt des murmures (Teshima) No reservation necessary.
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum (Inujima) Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Inujima "Art House Project" (Inujima) Reservation is recommended. (You can book from here.)
※ Inujima "Art House Project" consists of six galleries. The space of each gallery is limited, so please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
Seaside Inujima Gallery (Inujima) Reservation is recommended. (You can book from here.)
MECON(Megijima) No reservation necessary.
Chichu Art MuseumNaoshima
Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
※ In this museum, there are several art works that can only be viewed by a limited number of people at any given time. Therefore, without a reservation, you may be asked to wait to see them. If you are with a group of 10 or more, please be sure to make a reservation.
Benesse House Museum (Naoshima)
Reservation necessaryYou can book from here
Lee Ufan MuseumNaoshima
Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
※ In this museum, there are several art works that can only be viewed by a limited number of people at any given time. Therefore, without a reservation, you may be asked to wait to see them. If you are with a group of 10 or more, please be sure to make a reservation.
Art House ProjectNaoshima
Reservation is recommended. (You can book from here.)
※ The Art House Project consists of seven galleries. (One of them is accessible by reservation only.) The space of each gallery is small, so please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
ANDO MUSEUMNaoshima
Not available for group viewing. Due to limited interior space, please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
Naoshima Bath "I♥︎湯"Naoshima
Not available for group viewing.This is an actual public bath. You need to take a bath in order to see the facility.)
Miyanoura Gallery 6(Naoshima)
Not available for group viewing. Due to limited interior space, please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
Teshima Art Museum (Teshima)
Reservation necessary(You can book from here
※ In this museum, there are several art works that can only be viewed by a limited number of people at any given time. Therefore, without a reservation, you may be asked to wait to see them. If you are with a group of 10 or more, please be sure to make a reservation.
Les Archives du Coeur (Teshima)
Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Teshima Yokoo House (Teshima)
Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Teshima 8 Million Lab (Teshima)
Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Needle Factory (Teshima)
No reservation necessary.
Storm House (Teshima)
No reservation necessary.
TESHIMA SEAWALL HOUSE (Teshima)
No reservation necessary.
Tom Na H-iu (Teshima)
No reservation necessary.
La forêt des murmures (Teshima)
No reservation necessary.
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum (Inujima)
Reservation necessary(You can book from here)
Inujima "Art House Project" (Inujima)
Reservation is recommended. (You can book from here.)
※ Inujima "Art House Project" consists of six galleries. The space of each gallery is limited, so please divide your group into smaller groups before entering.
Seaside Inujima Gallery (Inujima)
Reservation is recommended. (You can book from here.)
MECON(Megijima)
No reservation necessary.

Other Information about Admission Tickets

Museum Link Pass
This pass is a discount system linking three museums: the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, and Benesse Art Site Naoshima in Kagawa and Okayama. You can obtain the pass free at any of the museums, and have it stamped. When you visit the second museum, the entrance fee is discounted. If you visit the third museum within a certain period of time, you will receive a special gift. For more information, please visit here.

Annual Passport
An annual passport, allowing an unlimited number of visits, is available for both the Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima (JPY 10,300), and the Lee Ufan Museum in Naoshima (JPY 5,100). Annual passports for each facility are available at each museum's Ticket Center.

Setouchi Triennale Passport
During the Setouchi Triennale, you can visit some of the art facilities within Benesse Art Site Naoshima using the Setouchi Triennale Passport. For further information about schedules and the art facilities, please visit the Setouchi Triennale website.

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