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Cafe / Lounge

Benesse House offers cafe and lounges to suite your style of stay. These unique spaces allow guests to experience the connection between the views of the natural beauty of Setouchi through the large windows and the indoor and outdoor artwork.

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Museum Cafe

This cafe is on the second floor of Benesse House Museum. Natural light pours into the interior through large windows facing to the south and west, allowing you to enjoy a leisurely light meal or beverage while gazing out at the Inland Sea below. There is also a shop which has a selection of books on Benesse House Museum, as well as a selection of art goods that make perfect souvenirs.

Museum Cafe
Works
Shinro Ohtake Shipyard Works: Bow with Hole , 1990*

*Outdoor works

Hours
10:00 am-5:00 pm (Last order: 4:30 pm)
Closed
Open year-round
Location
Museum, Second Floor
Capacity
30 seats
Menus
Menu for Museum Cafe

Park Lounge

This exclusive lounge for staying guests in Benesse House, is located on the ground floor of Park. It has a wide selection of books on art, so you can enjoy the self-serve coffee, tea, and herbal tea while reading books on your favorite works and artists. After dinner, beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages are also available on request.

Park Lounge
Works
Thomas Struth
Florence, Audience 8(Galleria dell' Accademia) , 2004
Paradise 35, New Smyrna Beach, Florida , 2007
George Rickey Peristyle V , 1963-95*

*Outdoor works

Hours
8:00 am-11:00 pm
Closed
Open year-round
Location
Park
Capacity
36 seats

Oval Lounge

Bar time is available at the Oval Lounge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only (Only for staying guests in Benesse House). You can enjoy the Oval Lounge’s original cocktails while appreciating the architecture of a building normally only open to guests staying at Oval. At breakfast time, a continental breakfast is provided for guests staying at Oval.

Oval Lounge
Works
Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, 1986
Richard Long River Avon Mud Drawing, 1989
Louise Nevelson Dame Edith Ⅷ, 1968
Hours
9:00 -11:00 pm (Last order: 10:30 pm)
Closed
Sunday - Wednesday
Location
Oval
Capacity
26 seats
Menus
Alcohol: JPY 780 and up
Soft Drink: JPY 520 and up

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