Getting to the Islands
The Setouchi Triennale is held on 12 small islands in
the Seto Inland Sea between Kagawa and Okayama prefectures.
Ferry routes and timetables have been divided
into islands participating in all three sessions
(spring, summer, and fall) and those participating in only one session (spring or fall).
Takamatsu city, located in Kagawa, is a convenient base for reaching most islands.
From Takamatsu Port, there are direct ferries to six of the islands that participate in all three Triennale sessions.
There are also ferry routes to four islands from Uno Port.
Inujima, the seventh island participating in all three sessions,
can be reached by ferry from Naoshima and Teshima islands,
and from Hoden Port in Okayama prefecture,
while ports on Shodoshima can also be reached by ferry from Kobe.
Ports to the 4 islands participating only in the fall
can be reached conveniently by Japan Rail from Takamatsu Station.
Of these, Honjima can also be reached by boat from Kojima Kanko Port in Okayama.
Shamijima, which participates in the spring session only,
is no longer an island and can be reached by taking the Japan Rail line from Takamatsu Station
to Sakaide Station and transferring to a bus, or by car to a parking lot just outside Shamijima.
Please refrain from taking your car onto any of the islands except Shodoshima.
Not only are cars impractical for getting around most islands,
but they disrupt the daily lives of islanders and cause traffic congestion.
Please note that travel times indicated on these pages are general estimates
and may vary widely depending on traffic conditions,
type of train, etc.
Free Triennale app
The free Triennale app is a great tool for looking up ferry and bus timetables, as well as routes to different artworks.
To Three-Season Islands / Single-Season Islands
Three-Season Islands：Naoshima / Inujima / Teshima / Ogijima / Megijima / Oshima / Shodoshima
Single-Season Islands：Honjima / Shamijima / Takamijima / Awashima / Ibukijima
To Three-Season Islands
To Takamatsu Port or Uno Port from the major cities
From Tokyo to Takamatsu Port
By Airlineappx. 2hr. 30min.
By Trainappx. 5hr
From Tokyo to Uno Port
By Airlineappx. 3 - 4hr
From Nagoya to Takamatsu Port
From Kyoto to Takamatsu Port
From Osaka to Takamatsu Port
From Hiroshima to Takamatsu Port
From Fukuoka to Takamatsu Port
From Okinawa to Takamatsu Port
From Seoul to Takamatsu Port
From Shanghai to Takamatsu Port
From Taipei to Takamatsu Port
From Hong Kong
From Hong Kong to Takamatsu Port
From other overseas countries
Takamatsu is easily accessible by airplane via Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) and Narita International Airport. Please check the Takamatsu Airport English website for flight details.
To Single-Season Islands
To the closest train station
Each of the islands participating only in the fall session (Honjima, Takamijima, Awashima, Ibukijima) is accessed from a different port which is reached from a different train station. Shuttle buses are provided between the train station and ferry port. Shamijima, which is participating in the spring session only, is no longer an island and can be reached by bus from Sakaide Station on the Japan Rail line or by car from Takamatsu.
|Shamijima||JR Sakaide||(No ferry is needed to reach Shamijima.)|
To the closest stations
[Via JR Takamatsu Station]
Take the JR Yosan line from Takamatsu Station and get off at the closest station.
[Direct from Takamatsu Airport]
Airport shuttle buses, timed to coincide with flight arrivals, run between Takamatsu Airport and JR Marugame and JR Sakaide stations.
Check here for details.