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Setouchi Triennale

The most important festival of contemporary art and architecture of Japan takes place every three years on twelve islands and two ports of the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. Over the years, the Setouchi Triennale has become an unmissable event for art lovers visiting Japan. 

Setouchi Explorer has all the information you need to prepare and plan your visit to the festival and its islands.

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Setouchi Islands

Explore the islands hosting the Setouchi Triennale.

Naoshima 500

The original art island. Over the years Naoshima has reached worldwide recognition thanks to art sites such as the Benesse House Museum, the Chichu Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkins, and many more.

Ogijima 500

One of the smaller islands in the area, but its charm shouldn’t be overlooked. Ogijima has managed to use the Setouchi Triennale as its springboard for its revitalization probably better than any of its neighbors

Teshima 500

A former victim of industrial pollution, Teshima is now a jewel of the Seto Inland Sea, thanks to its amazing natural landscapes and world-class art including the celebrated Teshima Art Museum.

Shodoshima 500

The largest island in the area, Shodoshima is a little world in itself and has much to offer. Beautiful landscapes, delicious food, and large-scale art installations. It even has its own 88 temples pilgrimage.

as well as Megijima, Oshima, Inujima, Shamijima, Honjima, Awashima, Takamijima, Ibukijima.

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Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture and Shikoku

What do to and where to go when you return from the islands
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Takamatsu

The perfect base to visit the Setouchi islands but also a very nice small city that is worth a visit.

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Ritsurin Garden

Possibly the most beautiful public garden in Japan.

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Shikoku Pilgrimage

1,300 years old and still going strong.

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Kagawa Prefecture

It may be the smallest prefecture in the country, but it has more to offer than people think.

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Where you’ll find the latest information and an insider’s view of the Setouchi region.
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