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Setouchi Island Hopping & Sculpture Garden (2N3D)

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Tour code : 007007N

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Our introduction to the inspiring Setouchi Triennale. A combination of the popular Naoshima with lesser known Inujima island and our favorite art locations in the Sakaide/Takamatsu area on the coast of Shikoku island.

Trip HighLights

  • Full day at leisure on Naoshima
  • Chartered boat to Inujima and Teshima islands with the Setouchi Official Tour
  • Essential art locations by the Seto Bridge and near Takamatsu City
  • Tour starts and ends at Takamatsu Station

Quick Itinerary

Day One
 10:00  Takamatsu Station 

 Meet Driver at Takamatsu Station
10:45   Higashiyama Kaii Art Museum beside the Great Seto Bridge  Expertly curated collection on the coast of the Seto Sea.
14:00  The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum  The former studio of celebrated sculptor has a new role - as a museum and inspiration for the artistic spirit.
16:30  JR Clement Inn Takamatsu
(or similar) 
Accommodation with easy access to the Ferry Port and center of Takamatsu City.
 Please note that meals are not included in tour price on Day One


Day Two
9:05 Ferry from Takamatsu to Naoshima  
   Naoshima  A must-see location for any art lover. The island is experiencing a revival through its excellent museums and art.
16:25 Return crossing from Naoshima to Takamatsu  
  Free evening in Takamatsu  
 Meals Included on Day Two : Breakfast ☑


Day Three
9:15  Setouchi Art Festival - The Official Tour  Chartered course stopping off at Teshima and Inujima. Route is designed to give sufficient time on each island.
10:50  Inujima Island  One of the more compact Setouchi Islands including a copper refinery turned into a museum.

14:50  Teshima Island  Don’t miss the architectural marvel that is The Teshima Art Museum – it’s a mesmerizing structure.

17:40 Takamatsu Port  
 Meals Included on Day Three : Breakfast ☑

Access Information

Tour Start Point Takamatsu Station
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point By train:
About 130 minutes from Kyoto on the Shinkansen Bullet Train and Marine Liner.
Change of trains required at Okayama Station.
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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.

Higashiyama Kaii Art Museum beside the Great Seto Bridge

Higashiyama Kaii Art Museum beside the Great Seto Bridge

Works by landscape painter Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999) are on display in this museum with an unbeatable view of the Great Seto Bridge. Kaii Higashiyama has roots in one of the little islands of the Seto Sea. His grandfather is from a nearby island called Hitsuishijima.

This location has an expertly curated collection and is a favorite spot to take a nice break and enjoy views of the sea.

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

Celebrated sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) hoped that his former studio in Kagawa Prefecture would be a place of inspiration for others.

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan allows visitors to be immersed in an atmosphere of creativity. Some of the works on display are works in progress and some are on loan from The Noguchi Museum in New York City.

Naoshima

Naoshima

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.

Setouchi Art Festival - The Official Tour

Setouchi Art Festival - The Official Tour

The official tour of the Seto Art Islands on chartered boats. This route takes in the islands of Teshima and Inujima.

The festival is a combination of outdoor works and museum exhibitions.

The official tour has a focus on the newest works in the art festival.

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