ACCESS TO TESHIMA
There are two ferry terminals on Teshima, one being Ieura Port and the other Karato Port. Artworks are located around these ferry terminals and also in the area called Kou, which is located on the opposite side on the island. The ferries connect the ports of Shodoshima, Naoshima, Uno in Okayama Prefecture and Takamatsu with a variety of routes. However, during the Setouchi Triennale, a nonstop high-speed boat to and from Takamatsu Port will be heavily crowded. As many would-be passengers will inevitably be left behind, especially in the case of the first and last boat, it may be wise to opt for more indirect routes. It is also worth noting that rather than taking a high-speed boat that has a small passenger capacity, it is more convenient to take a ferry with a larger capacity and on which you can take your bicycle with you. The ferry/ high-speed boat tickets will not be available until 30 minutes prior to departure time.
ROUTE 1: From Uno Port in Okayama/Shodohima Tonosho Port (ferry or high-speed boat)
Take a ferry or high-speed boat bound for Shodoshima Tonosho Port and depart at Ieura Port or Karato Port.
Uno Port → (25-40 min) Teshima Ieura Port → (20 min) Teshima Karato Port
Shodoshima Tonosho Port → (30 min) Teshima Karato Port→ (20min) Teshima Ieura Port
ROUTE 2: From Takamatsu Port in Kagawa (high-speed boat)
Takamatsu Port → (35 min) Teshima Ieura Port
※Some boats take a route via Naoshima Honmura Port (50 min from Takamatsu Port to Ieura Port).
ROUTE 3: From Naoshima Honmura Port/Miyaura Port
1) Honmura Port (high-speed boat bound for Teshima)
Naoshima Honmura Port → (20 min) Teshima Ieura Port
2) Miyaura Port (high-speed boat bound for Inujima)
Naoshima Miyaura Port→ (25 min) Teshima Ieura Port
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES FROM/TO TAKAMATSU
Option 1: via Shodoshima (ferry/ high-speed boat)
Takamatsu Port → (40-60 min) Shodoshima Tonosho Port → (30 min）Teshima Karato Port→ (20min) Teshima Ieura Port
*Bicycles are permitted aboard all ferries.
Option2: via Uno (ferry/high-speed boat)
Takamatsu Port → (60 min) Uno Port → (25 min – 40 min) Teshima Karato Port → (20 min) Teshima Ieura Port
* Bicycles are permitted aboard on all ferries.
TRANSPORTATION ON THE ISLAND
Must-see sights like the Teshima Art Museum and artworks are dispersedly throughout Teshima. To visit them, you can either walk or take a bus, or use a bicycle rental or motor bicycle rental. Using a bicycle rental is recommended so that you can enjoy the artworks at a leisurely pace. However, during the busy season of the Setouchi Triennale, weekends, successive holidays and summer holidays, rental bicycles may be fully occupied by 10:00. Therefore, it is preferable to make bicycle reservations or catch the first boat to Teshima. Fortunately, extra buses run every 30 minutes during the Setouchi Triennale, which makes it easy to travel around the island and finish appreciating the artworks within a day. If you want to do so more efficiently, options like a rental car and motor bicycle rentals are available. There is only one taxi available on the island.
Fare: Adult (older than junior high school students) 200 yen /Child (over the age of five) 100 yen
There are several rental bike shops in both Ieura and Karato Port.
Reservations are available for bicycle rental.
Setouchi Karen (e-bike & e-Scooter)
Online Booking: http://www.setouchi-karen.com/
Akeda Gas Station
📞0879-68-2725 (Japanese only)
Aki Gas Station
📞0879-68-3006 (Japanese only)
Teshima PP Project
*The rent-a-car is only available for Japanese speakers.
📞 0879-68-2111 (Japanese only)
Note: There is only one taxi on the island.