THE STORY OF SETO INLAND SEA: A FLOURISHING HISTORY AND MORE

The Seto Inland Sea, or "Setonaikai" in Japanese, is a body of water surrounded by three of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. It is the largest of Japan’s inland seas, stretching over 450 km east to west and 15 to 55 km north to south.

THE STORY OF IYA: A VILLAGE OF AN UNEXPLORED REGION IN SHIKOKU

In a remote region of Shikoku, there is a village called Iya, hidden deep in the mountains in the western part of Tokushima Prefecture. The village, often likened to a fairyland, seems so worlds apart that one may feel as if he or she has stepped into a world above the clouds.

MEGIJIMA AND OGIJIMA: ISLAND-HOPPING THROUGH ART AND OLD SHIKOKU

With Takamatsu as a base, you have quick, cheap and easy access to a diverse range of islands in the Setouchi Inland Sea. Only 30 minutes away by high-speed ferry, there’s well-known Naoshima, the artistic focal point of the Setouchi art festival and home to some of Japan’s finest contemporary galleries.

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TAKAMATSU’S SWEET TRADITION: EXPERIENCE THE ART AND CRAFT OF WASANBON

TAKAMATSU’S SWEET TRADITION: EXPERIENCE THE ART AND CRAFT OF WASANBON

Walking into Yoshihiro Ichihara’s workshop in downtown Takamatsu, your senses are immediately str...

GUESTHOUSES IN NAOSIMA - MIYANOURA AREA

GUESTHOUSES IN NAOSIMA - MIYANOURA AREA

Miyanoura port area is a central part of the island that provides a range of convenient services ...

GUESTHOUSES IN NAOSHIMA: HONMURA AREA

GUESTHOUSES IN NAOSHIMA: HONMURA AREA

Influenced by numerous evocative artworks seen in the Art House Project, the number of unique gue...

STAYING IN A MUSEUM: BATHE IN THE AFTERGLOW OF THE MAGNIFICENT ART EXPERIENCE IN NAOSHIMA

STAYING IN A MUSEUM: BATHE IN THE AFTERGLOW OF THE MAGNIFICENT ART EXPERIENCE...

If you try to finish sightseeing in Naoshima in one day, you will need to be quick about it, as t...

PHOTO GALLERY: SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - SHAMIJIMA

PHOTO GALLERY: SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - SHAMIJIMA

ShamijimaIt is one of the venues for the Setouchi Triennale 2016 during the spring season. Instal...

ART TOUR IN KAGAWA: HIGASHIYAMA KAII SETOUCHI ART MUSEUM

ART TOUR IN KAGAWA: HIGASHIYAMA KAII SETOUCHI ART MUSEUM

Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum is located on beautiful Shamijima, surrou...

SHAMIJIMA: AN ISLAND OF LONG HISTORY AND ART AT THE FOOT OF SETO OHASHI BRIDGE

SHAMIJIMA: AN ISLAND OF LONG HISTORY AND ART AT THE FOOT OF SETO OHASHI BRIDGE

Today, Shamijima is known as one of the best places from which to view the grand Seto Ohashi Brid...

NAOSHIMA: CAFES & RESTAURANTS IN MUSEUM AREA

NAOSHIMA: CAFES & RESTAURANTS IN MUSEUM AREA

There are few places to eat around the Benesse Art Site, except for Benesse House and Tsutujiso C...

ENJOY A VARIETY OF GUSEHOUSES IN NAOSIMA

ENJOY A VARIETY OF GUSEHOUSES IN NAOSIMA

There are few places to eat around the Benesse Art Site, except for Benesse House and Tsutujiso C...

ART TOUR IN KAGAWA: THE ISAMU NOGUCHI GARDEN MUSEUM JAPAN

ART TOUR IN KAGAWA: THE ISAMU NOGUCHI GARDEN MUSEUM JAPAN

samu Noguchi, a prominent sculptor of the 20th century, is internationally renowned for his wide ...

NAOSHIMA: EXPLORE THE ART HOUSE PROJECT IN A WALKING TOUR

NAOSHIMA: EXPLORE THE ART HOUSE PROJECT IN A WALKING TOUR

The House Project was started in 1997 as an art project that goes out into the town. In the easte...

JAPANESE GARDEN - MARUGAME  NAKATSU  BANSHOEN

JAPANESE GARDEN - MARUGAME NAKATSU BANSHOEN

Nakatsu Banshoen is a grand Japanese-style garden that was made for Kyogoku Takatoyo, the second-...

TRAVEL TIPS FOR SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016: SPRING SEASON

TRAVEL TIPS FOR SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016: SPRING SEASON

The Setouchi Triennale 2016 started on March 20. With fair weather, the first day saw a lot of to...

NAOSHIMA: THREE MAGNIFICANT MUSEUMS DESIGNED BY TADAO ANDO

NAOSHIMA: THREE MAGNIFICANT MUSEUMS DESIGNED BY TADAO ANDO

On the scenic south coast of Naoshima are three art museums designed by Tadao Ando, the internati...

AJI GLASS MADE WITH AJI-STONE IN SETOUCHI BLUE

AJI GLASS MADE WITH AJI-STONE IN SETOUCHI BLUE

Rie Sugiyama, a glass artist, was born in Kagawa. She is one of those who have deep affection for...

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