Feel the history of Inujima, listen to the storyteller who was raised on this island. Enjoy the cruising of the Setouchi inner sea and explore more arts of these small islands. Explore the nature of Setouchi and feel the energy of Art.
In the morning, enjoy the art works near your hotel. After lunch, meet your guide at Hotel. Art House Project began in 1998 with Kadoya, and currently comprises seven locations: Kadoya, Minamidera, Kinza, Go‘o Shrine, Ishibashi, Gokaisho, and Haisha. In this project, artists take empty houses scattered about residential areas and turn the spaces themselves into works of art, weaving in history and memories of the period when the buildings were lived in and used. You can enjoy Beautiful architectures by Tadao Ando, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hiroshi Sambuichi in this area, too.
Take a bath at Naoshima Bath for experience the art. This is an art facility created by Shinro Ohtake where visitors are able to take a bath. The exterior and fittings of the bathhouse, from the bath itself to the pictures decorating the walls, the mosaics, and even the toilet fittings, all reflect the universe of the artist. Benesse House Museum is open to their guest at night. Dinner at your hotel. Recommended accommodation: Benesse House Museum
Meet your guide at the hotel. Stop at Ritsurin Garden to appreciate the beauty of Japanese Garden.Take sea-taxi or Ferry at Takamatsu port for the cruise of Megijima, Ogijima. At Megijima, enjoy the artworks of Setouchi Art Festival. It is an island with many attractions such as a cityscape with a characteristic landscape such as stone walls to prevent strong winds, and Onigashima Cave. Explore Ogijima island on foot. (Cat Island) Ogijima has few flatlands and many slopes. The village is like a maze, so the villagers kindly talk to the lost tourists. It is said that it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Setouchi islands. Leave Ogijima to Shodoshima Island by Sea-Taxi . Overnight in Shodoshima Island. Recommended Accommodation:Shimayado Mari or Sea Tiger Cottage
Meet your guide at the hotel.Enjoy Artworks which are scattered in this island by coach. Shodoshima is known as the “Olive Island” after successfully cultivating olives for the first time in Japan. The second largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, a scenic island where nature and culture are in harmony. The island is also famous as the one of the venues for the Setouchi Triennale, which is held every three years, so even if you’re not here during the Triennale, you’ll find plenty of permanent artworks. Stop at the soy source brewery and lunch. Whether you want to continue exploring the artworks or enjoy the natural beauty of Shodoshima, your guide will help you decide on the best itinerary.Back to your hotel. Dinner at the restaurant Olive Beef. Overnight: Shodoshima Island. Recommended Accommodation: Shimayado Mari or Sea Tiger Cottage
Day 2 and 3
Benesse House Museum
Day 5 and 6
Specification: Setouchi Triennale Tour