ISLAND INDEX

TESHIMA

Teshima is a fertile island with many terraced paddy fields. Human habitation dates back over 14,000 years and the island has now been transformed into a stage for contemporary artists. Some projects utilize the island’s bountiful harvests to produce fusions of art, architecture and cuisine.

Transportation on the Island

There are two ports on Teshima: Ieura and Karato. Main art sites are located in three areas: Ieura, Kou and Karato vicinity. Out of consideration for the islanders, we ask that visitors use the local bus service.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima Official Website

Coin Lockers / Baggage Check

Ieura port

Bags can be left for 300 yen/bag. Open 9:00-16:30.
Lockers accessible 24 hours/day; 300 yen to 500 yen.

Karato port

Lockers accessible 24 hours/day; 400 yen to 500 yen.

Accommodations in Teshima

There are many Minsyuku in Teshima, but almost all accommodations do not handle English service.

Ieura

Suzuri

Karatooka

Karatohama

Kou