Restaurant / Cafe

At Benesse House, Park and Museum have their own restaurants to provide for a more comfortable stay on Naoshima. Terrace Restaurant offers a menu that presents the true flavors of the ingredients on your plate, and Museum Restaurant Issen offers a menu that makes the most of seasonal ingredients from Setouchi.

Restaurant

Terrace Restaurant

The large windows looking out on the Inland Sea and the high ceiling give this restaurant an airy, open feel. Enjoy breakfast while taking in the tranquil seascape. 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.

Terrace Restaurant
Works
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Affresco-5 (Orange) , 1998
Affresco-5 (Blue) , 1998
Cuisine
French
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 am
Dinner: Starting at 6:00 pm (Last order: 9:00 pm)
Closed
Open year-round
Location
Adjacent to the Park
Capacity
90 seats
Menus
Breakfast: JPY 3,000
Dinner: Current Menu (For children's menu
     Menu of Sandwich Box to be delivered to guestrooms (either at 18:00 or 19:00).

・In order to prevent spreading of Coronavirus,we might offer American style breakfast instead of buffet style without a notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience,and we would appreciate your kind understanding.

・We can prepare a special menu for dinner. Please contact us at least five days in advance.
・Please press a link for Drink
・Cancellation of advance orders of menu items incurs a 50% charge on the same day.
・The menu and prices may be changed without notice.
Reservations and Inquiries
Benesse House Contact Form
(Tel:+81-(0)87-892-3223+81-(0)87-892-3223)

Appetizer
Appetizer
Chef’s Special Plate
Seasonal Soup
fish dishes
Meat dishes
Pre Dessert
Seasonal Dessert
Petit Fool
Breakfast

Museum Restaurant
Issen

This restaurant is located on the ground floor of the 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.

Museum Restaurant Issen
Works
Thomas Ruff Substrate 26 II, 2005
Hiroshi Sugimoto Time Exposed, 1980-97*

*Outdoor works

Cuisine
Japanese
Hours
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
Closed
Open year-round
Location
Museum, Basement Floor
Capacity
32 seats
Menus
Breakfast(Japanese or Western-style): JPY 3,000
Lunch: Current Menu
Dinner:Menu for same-day reservations(Feb.) / Menu for reservations at least two days in advance(Feb.)

・Please press a link for Drink
・Dinner is by reservation only.
 Some menus of the reservation are required for two days in advance and are limited quantities.
・Children who are 5 years-old or younger 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 ¥3,259.
・Menu items and Prices are subject to change without notice.
Reservations and Inquiries
Benesse House Contact Form
(Tel:+81-(0)87-892-3223+81-(0)87-892-3223)

Soup
Sashimi
Sashimi
Middle dish
Middle dish
Middle dish
Grilled dish
Rice
Fruit
Breakfast

Cafe

Museum Cafe

This cafe is on the second floor of the 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 the 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

Other Facilities

Lounge

This lounge is located in the basement of Benesse House Park. It was renovated in March 2022 by the “New Material Research Laboratory” presided over by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Guests who stay at Benesse House or visitors can only use the Hiroshi Sugimoto Gallery: Time Corridors. Bar time where you can enjoy original cocktails is available only on weekends (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and the day before national holidays).

Lounge
Works
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Opticks 020, 2018
Opticks 073, 2018
Opticks 080, 2018
Prism, 2002
Sanshu no Jingi (“Three Sacred Trees”) - Jindai Sugi Cedar Root" 2022
Sanshu no Jingi (“Three Sacred Trees”) - Yakusugi Cedar Trunk" 2022
Sanshu no Jingi (“Three Sacred Trees”) - Tochi no Ki (Japanese Horse Chestnut) Bark" 2022
On the Beach 001, 1990/2014
On the Beach 007, 1990/2014
On the Beach 017, 1990/2014
On the Beach 018, 1990/2014
Glass Tea House ”Mondrian”,2014*

*Outdoor works

Hours
7:00 am-11:00 pm
・7:00 am-10:00 am/3:00 pm-11:00 pm Available to guests staying at Benesse House.
・11:00 am-3:00 pm Hiroshi Sugimoto Gallery: Time Corridors can only be used by customers who have made a reservation.
Closed
Open year-round
Location
Park
Capacity
38 seats

Oval Lounge

Oval Bar closed its business in February, 2022.

Works
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida , 1982
Rika Noguchi New Land , 1999
Hours
Oval Bar closed its business in February, 2022.