Immerse Yourself in a Deluxe Island Residence Devoted to Art
On the art island of Naoshima, a new hotel offers a carefully curated collection to dazzle your eyes
Naoshima is an island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea renowned for its open-air artworks and innovative fine art museums. Opened in April 2022 by a fourth-generation hotelier, Roka is a Naoshima hotel that celebrates the island’s artistic tradition.
Feast your eyes on dazzling contemporary Japanese artworks carefully curated by an experienced art producer known for his collaborations with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kishin Shinoyama and Mika Ninagawa. Aside from the hotel’s permanent art collection, newly commissioned works are displayed twice a year in the 11 guest residences, where garden views, subdued colors and wooden surfaces will help melt away your stress.
Aesthetics are also on the menu at Roka. The Kyoto chef and his colleagues deliver beautifully prepared kaiseki and sushi seasonal course meals, with vegan options, for lunch and dinner. Nearly all ingredients are locally sourced and include Inland Sea seafood and olive-fed Wagyu beef, and soy sauce, infused by bonito and kombu, from Shodoshima Island. The attention to detail here extends to the bowls, plates, and coffee mugs, all created by artists and craftspeople. At Roka, nothing is overlooked.
Access: Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Shin-Osaka Station to Okayama Station (about 45 minutes). Then, take the local train to Uno Station (60 minutes) and ride the ferry for 20 minutes.
Naoshima Ryokan ROKA
1234 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa-ken
2 days 1 night