Let the breeze
course through you.
A “garden of art” bringing together a museum, restaurant, and villas opens next spring on the shore of Seto Inland Sea near Hiroshima, just across the water from sacred Miyajima. Discover a surprising design by world-renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban as you appreciate the art collection, absorb nature, and savor local tastes. Welcome to SIMOSE, where the breeze will rejuvenate you from the inside out.
Admire art, inside art.
Enjoy collections of endearing Japanese dolls and Art Noveau glass works. Appreciate modern masters Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, and Kaii Higashiyama, and gaze upon the Setouchi seascape from the rooftop. Everything you see and encounter stimulates the senses, from Shigeru Ban’s concept of movable exhibition rooms inspired by the islands of Setouchi, to the garden filled with plants beloved by French artist Emile Gallé.
Stay in iconic
architecture by the sea.
Eye-opening spaces, unforeseen landscapes, the allure of novel architecture—surprises of all kinds await you. Shigeru Ban’s ten distinctive villas promise refreshment where the sea and the sky meet. The restaurant serves French cuisine made with local ingredients, while strolls through the gardens and museum complete your stay at Simose Art Garden Villa.