At Benesse House, Park and Museum have their own restaurants to provide for a more comfortable stay on Naoshima. Terrace Restaurant 海の星 (Umi no Hoshi) Etoile de la mer is advised by the restauranteur Tateru Yoshino, and Museum Restaurant Issen offers a menu that makes the most of seasonal ingredients from Setouchi.
Terrace Restaurant 海の星 (Umi no Hoshi) Etoile de la mer
The large windows looking out on the Inland Sea and the high ceiling give this restaurant an airy, open feel. Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast while taking in the tranquil seascape of the Inland Sea. At dinner time, you can enjoy French cuisine in the shifting light of the setting sun. Take your time and savor a menu that presents the true flavors of the ingredients on your plate.
・Breakfast buffet may not be available and be changed to American Breakfast depending on the occupancy. ・We can prepare a special menu for dinner. Please contact with us at least five days in advance. ・Cancellation of advance orders of menu items incurs a 50% charge on the same day. ・The menu and prices may be changed without notice.
Museum Restaurant Issen
This restaurant is located on the ground floor of Benesse House Museum. The large windows allow you to appreciate the view of the Inland Sea and modern art from any seat while you enjoy a meal in this extraordinary space. In addition to a dinner menu focusing on kaiseki cuisine made with fresh Setouchi seafood, breakfast and lunch featuring a wide variety of seasonal ingredients are also available.
Andy Warhol Flowers , 1967 Gerhard Richter Betty (Edition) , 1991 Hiroshi Sugimoto Time Exposed , 1980-97*
Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 am Lunch: 11:30 am-2:30 pm (Last order: 2:00 pm) Dinner: 6:00-7:45 pm or 8:00-9:45 pm
Museum, Basement Floor
Breakfast: JPY 2,613 (Japanese or Western style) Lunch: JPY 2,000 and up Dinner: JPY 7,722 and up
・Dinner are by reservation only. ・Children under 6 years old are not permitted at dinner. ・Dinner time is limited due to the two-part system. ・Cancellation of advance orders of menu items incurs a 50% charge on the same day. ・Lunch reservations are only available for parties of 6 or more. We accept reservations for seating from 11:30 or 13:00, with a minimum menu order of ¥2,900. ・Menu items and Prices are subject to change without notice.
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.
Shinro Ohtake Shipyard Works: Bow with Hole , 1990*
This exclusive lounge for guests 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.
Thomas Struth Florence, Audience 8(Galleria dell' Accademia) , 2004 Paradise 35, New Smyrna Beach, Florida , 2007 George Rickey Peristyle V , 1963-95*
8:00 am-11:00 pm
Bar time is available at the Oval Lounge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only. 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.
Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, 1986 Richard Long River Avon Mud Drawing, 1989 Louise Nevelson Dame Edith Ⅷ, 1968
9:00 -11:00 pm (Last order: 10:30 pm)
Sunday - Wednesday
Alcohol: JPY 780 and up Soft Drink: JPY 520 and up