Benesse Art Site Naoshima


Benesse House New Year's Holiday Event Guide

Benesse House has prepared a variety of festivities for guests staying with us on December 31st, 2019 to experience Naoshima's unique New Year's holiday. None require reservations. Please feel free to participate according to your scheduled stay.

December 31st, 2019 (Tue.)

-Welcome drinks
Time | 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location | Museum Cafe

-NHK Year-End Song Festival TV broadcast
Time | 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location | Park Lounge

-Oval Bar open for business
Time | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last call 10:30 pm)
Location | Oval Lounge

-Toshikoshi soba (New Year's Eve soba noodle) service
Time | 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location | Museum Cafe / Park Lounge

-New Year's shrine tour
Time | 12:05 am - 12:55 am
Location | Honmura district of Naoshima (transportation provided via hotel bus)

After visiting the Hachiman Shrine to Naoshima's patron deity, you can enjoy Go'o Shrine, designed by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Outgoing: leave Museum 12:05 am → leave Park 12:10 am → arrive at parking lot near Minamidera 12:15am
Return: leave parking lot near Minamidera 12:45 am → arrive at Park 12:50 am → arrive at Museum 12:55 am

*Hot coffee will be provided in front of Go'o Shrine.

January 1st, 2020 (Wed.)

-First sunrise tour
Time | 6:50 am - 7:35 am
Location | Oval rooftop (transportation provided via hotel bus)

Enjoy the sunrise from the Oval rooftop commanding a 360-degree view.

Outgoing: leave Park 6:50 am → leave Museum 6:55 am → arrive at Oval rooftop 7:05 am
Return: leave Oval rooftop 7:20 am → leave Museum 7:30 am → arrive at Park 7:35 am

*Please use bus if staying at museum as well.
*Sweet sake will be provided at Oval rooftop.

-Otoso (Spiced sake) service
Time | 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Location | Terrace Restaurant

-Zenzai (Sweet red bean soup with baked rice cake) service
Time | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location | Park Lounge

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