SETOUCHI ISLANDS

SETOUCHI ISLANDS

The Seto Inland Sea is the largest of Japan’s inland seas. The entire region, including the sea and the coastal areas around it, is often collectively called “Setouchi”.

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AWASHIMA: ISLAND OF LOCAL ART AND UNSPOILED NATURE

AWASHIMA: ISLAND OF LOCAL ART AND UNSPOILED NATURE

Awashima is a small island in the Seto Inland Sea, which once prospered as a base for the shippin...

THE STORY OF OSHIMA: ISLAND THAT TELLS OF A TRAGIC HISTORY

THE STORY OF OSHIMA: ISLAND THAT TELLS OF A TRAGIC HISTORY

Fifteen minutes from Takamatsu Port, not so far from the city of Takamatsu, is an islet called Os...

THE STORY OF THE MURAKAMI PIRATES OF SETO INLAND SEA

THE STORY OF THE MURAKAMI PIRATES OF SETO INLAND SEA

Based in the islands along the Shimanami Kaido, Murakami pirates, the naval force that once ruled...

TRAVEL TIPS FOR SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016: SUMMER SEASON

TRAVEL TIPS FOR SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016: SUMMER SEASON

The Setouchi Triennale 2016 summer season has started! Even more visitors are expected than the s...

5 REASONS WHY SHIMANAMI KAIDO IS A FASCINATING TRAVEL DESTINATION

5 REASONS WHY SHIMANAMI KAIDO IS A FASCINATING TRAVEL DESTINATION

The Shimanami Kaido stretches between Ehime Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture, connecting six i...

TESHIMA: RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS & CAFES

TESHIMA: RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS & CAFES

A number of new artworks are being brought to Teshima for the Setouchi Triennale 2016. At the sam...

TESHIMA: ART TOURS IN THE IEURA AND KOU AREAS

TESHIMA: ART TOURS IN THE IEURA AND KOU AREAS

A number of artworks are situated along the prefectural road that runs around in Teshima for 12km...

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

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 ...

NAOSHIMA: OUTDOOR ARTWORKS IN MIYANOURA & HONMURA

NAOSHIMA: OUTDOOR ARTWORKS IN MIYANOURA & HONMURA

Besides the Benesse Art Site, there are many not-to-miss outdoor and architectural works around M...

TESHIMA: BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF THE TESHIMA ART MUSEUM

TESHIMA: BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF THE TESHIMA ART MUSEUM

As intended by the artist and the architect who designed it, the Teshima Art Museum, a piece of a...

8 RESTAURANTS & CAFES IN HONMURA, THE ART HOUSE PROJECT AREA

8 RESTAURANTS & CAFES IN HONMURA, THE ART HOUSE PROJECT AREA

Recently, restaurants established in old folk houses are opening one after another in and around ...

7 RESTAURANTS & CAFES IN MIYANOURA, DOWNTOWN OF NAOSHIMA

7 RESTAURANTS & CAFES IN MIYANOURA, DOWNTOWN OF NAOSHIMA

Miyaura port, a main gateway to Naoshima, is home to artworks including “Red Pumpkin” by Yayoi Ku...

TESHIMA: ART TOUR IN KARATO AREA

TESHIMA: ART TOUR IN KARATO AREA

The Karato area is located in the northeast of Teshima. There are several artworks in the Karato-...

TESHIMA, ANOTHER ART ISLAND ON THE SETO INLAND SEA

TESHIMA, ANOTHER ART ISLAND ON THE SETO INLAND SEA

As the name “Teshima” (literally, "rich island") indicates, the island is blessed with ...

NAOSHIMA: OUTDOOR ART WORKS IN BENESSE ART SITE

NAOSHIMA: OUTDOOR ART WORKS IN BENESSE ART SITE

There are currently 20 outdoor works being displayed at the Benesse Art Site along the south coas...

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