Naoshima & Mitoyo - Art Lovers Tour (1N2D)

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Tour code : 007002N

From JPY 33,000

Tour Operating : Weekdays


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Do some art island hopping around the Seto Inland Sea and see some Instagrammable spots along the way.

Trip HighLights

☑ One night accommodation
☑ Breakfast on the morning of Day Two
☑ Sightseeing Taxi Course on Day One
☑ Admission to: Konpira Grand Theater 
☑ Ferry Tickets
☑ Paper Tigers Craft Experience

Quick Itinerary

Day 1


Takamatsu StationMeet Driver. Multilingual Translation App available.


Konpira Grand Theater


Udon YamadayaPicturesque location for trying Kagawa Prefecture’s signature dish – thick udon noodles!


Takaya Shrine“The shrine in the sky”


Paper Tigers Craft Experience
Zenigata Sand Coin


ChichibugahamaWeather and tidal conditions permitting, a picturesque sunset spot.


JR Clement Inn TakamatsuOr Similar

Day 2


Walk from Accommodation About 15 minutes


FerryTakamatsu – Naoshima
Ogiya Bicycle Rental
NaoshimaPremier Art Island of the Setouchi Sea


FerryNaoshima – Takamatsu
Pickup luggage from accommodation

Konpira Grand Theater

Konpira Grand Theater

The oldest kabuki theater in Japan, also known as Kanamaru-za. You can feel the centuries of history and get a sense of the labor intensive that was involved in putting on a show here.



An island community that is thriving because of its art culture, Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea attracts visitors from all over the world. Known for its polka-dot pumpkin, museums built partially underground and its super friendly island atmosphere, Naoshima is a must-visit location. We hope you can appreciate this jewel in the Seto and be part of its success story as an island rejuvenated by art and international friendship.

What's Included

Bicycle Rental
Breakfast at accommodation
Taxi Fare
Tickets to Attractions

What's Not Included

Food and Drinks costs outside of accommodation
Transport to Tour Start Point

Access Information

Tour Start Point Takamatsu Station
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point
  • Trip Locations & Experiences

  • Terms & Conditions

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Naoshima’s Transformation

Naoshima’s Transformation

Naoshima is an Art Island in the Seto Inland Sea. It can be reached from Takamatsu Port. Crossings take about 30 minutes on a high-speed boat or an hour on a ferry. Communities on Naoshima island grew around three main ports: the ferry port of Miyanoura, Honmura with its old castle town atmosphere, and the fishing harbor of Tsumu-ura. The island thrived as a center for hamachi fishing and cultivation of seaweed. Naoshima is remarkable for its old fashioned streets which give a sense of its history as a bustling maritime trade center and now, as a haven for contemporary art. An unmissable location.

Konpira Grand Theater

Konpira Grand Theater

The oldest kabuki theater in Japan, also known as Kanamaru-za. You can feel the centuries of history and get a sense of the labor intensive that was involved in putting on a show here.

A Shinto Shrine Gate in the Sky

A Shinto Shrine Gate in the Sky

The torii shrine gateway at Takaya Shrine has become a super Instagrammable spot in recent years and has been featured in Japanese TV programs too.

Keen photographers love capturing beautiful views of the landscape below through the iconic gateway.

Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers

The workshop at Tai Mingei keeps up the traditional methods of making these intriguing creations. These papier mâché tigers have been a symbol of this region of Japan since the 19th Century.

Zenigata - A Giant Sand Coin

Zenigata - A Giant Sand Coin

The Zenigata Sand Art is shaped like an old copper coin which was once ubiquitous in Japan. The characters read Kanei Tsuho. Tsuho means currency and Kanei was an imperial era in the 17th Century. Coins like these were introduced by the Tokugawa Shogunate and were in circulation for many hundreds of years.

The zenigata is not made from copper, however. It is created using sand!

Chichibugahama Beach

Chichibugahama Beach

Japan’s answer to the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia, this coastline is one of the most Instagrammable stretches of coast (weather permitting).

The coast acts like a kind of mirror during sunsets and many photographers try to capture its reflection and make artistic shots.

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

Yukari Ishii from Mitoyo Tourism and Exchange Authority

Yukari Ishii from Mitoyo Tourism and Exchange Authority

Mitoyo is home to some of the Setouchi’s most stunning natural beauty, like Chichibugahama Beach. This once-quiet shore is now recognized as Japan’s #1 sunset spot. During evening low tides, its unique tidal pools allow for breathtaking photography where sea mirrors sky in its most vibrant sunset hues.

This scenery has to be seen to be believed, so come take the best photos of your life at Chichibugahama Beach!

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