Held once every three years on the twelve islands of the Seto Inland Sea and Takamatsu and Uno port, the Setouchi Triennale is an all-encompassing art festival that cannot be missed. Tour the islands and admire aesthetic creations that innovatively integrate the natural world and local landscape into works of striking creativity. Embark on this bucket-list worthy experience from Takamatsu Port, just a 30-minute drive from Takamatsu Airport.
Immerse yourself in a fusion of the traditional and the modern on the island of Naoshima, where classical townscapes and contemporary art coexist in harmony. Explore local spaces reminiscent of Japan’s olden days, and discover the modern aesthetic creations that dot the island. Only a 30-minute high-speed boat ride away from Takamatsu Port, an artistic paradise awaits you.
Sail away to the pastoral island of Shodoshima in the Seto Inland Sea to discover striking works of art set amidst verdant hills and pristine waters. Wander nostalgic townscapes, and escape the bustle of the modern world for the joys of a simpler time and place. Stimulate your mind with aesthetic creations, and treat your body to locally produced olive oil, soy sauce, and other specialties.
A National Treasure with 400 years of history, this Japanese garden sits right at the edge of Takamatsu’s city center. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature exquisitely shaped by human aesthetics. Let every step reveal new sights, with limitless combinations of pristine ponds, rock arrangements, and landscaped hills to be admired. Ritsurin Garden is sure to charm you with its many faces.
Just a stone’s throw from the city of Takamatsu, an extraordinary panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea awaits. Uncover the rich history of a former battleground, embark on a pilgrimage following the footsteps of Buddhist monks from a millennium ago, or simply bask in the beauty of Mother Nature at the picturesque Mount Yashima.