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.

Access from overseas

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.

Date of release

iOS: April 2019 Android: to be announced (The image shown is not the actual screen.)
Application

Access from overseas

To Three-Season Islands / Single-Season Islands

The eastern islands:Naoshima/ / Inujima / Teshima / Ogijima / Megijima / Oshima / Shodoshima

The western islands:Honjima / Syamijima / Takamijima / Awashima / Ibukijima

To Three-Season Islands

To Takamatsu Port or Uno Port from the major cities

From Tokyo

From Tokyo to Takamatsu Port

By Airlineappx. 2hr. 30min.

HND/NRT Airports

Airplane
1hr. 20min.

Takamatsu Airport

Limousine bus
45min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

By Trainappx. 5hr

Tokyo Station

Shinkansen
3hr. 30min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
1hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

By Busappx. 10hr.

Tokyo Station, etc.

Night bus
10hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Tokyo to Uno Port

By Airlineappx. 3 - 4hr

HND Airport

Airplane
1hr. 30min.

Okayama Airport

Limousine bus
30min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

By Trainappx. 3hr. 30min.

Tokyo Station

Shinkansen
3hr. 30min.

Okayam Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Airline

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Train
Bus

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Access to Uno Port

Airline
Train

From Nagoya

From Nagoya to Takamatsu Port

By Trainappx. 3hr.

Nagoya Station

Shinkansen
1hr. 50min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
1hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

By Busappx. 7 - 10hr.

Nagoya Station

Highway bus / Night bus
7 - 10hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Nagoya to Uno Port

By Trainappx. 2hr. 45min.

Nagoya Station

Shinkansen
1hr. 50min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Train
Bus

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Access to Uno Port

Train

From Kyoto

From Kyoto to Takamatsu Port

By Trainappx. 2hr. 15min.

Kyoto Station

Shinkansen
1hr.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
1hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

By Busappx. 3hr. 45min.

Kyoto Station

Highway bus
3hr. 40min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Kyoto to Uno Port

By Trainappx. 2hr. 15min.

Kyoto Station

Shinkansen
1hr.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Train
Bus

Access to Uno Port

Train

From Osaka

From Osaka to Takamatsu Port

By Trainappx. 2hr

Shin Osaka Station

Shinkansen
50min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
1hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

By Busappx. 4hr.

Osaka Station, etc.

Highway bus
4hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Osaka to Uno Port

By Trainappx. 2hr.

Shin Osaka Station

Shinkansen
50min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Train
Bus

Access to Uno Port

Train

From Hiroshima

From Hiroshima to Takamatsu Port

By Trainappx. 2hr.

Hiroshima Station

Shinkansen
40min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
1hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

By Busappx. 3hr. 45min.

Hiroshima Station

Highway bus
3hr. 35min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Hiroshima to Uno Port

By Trainappx. 1hr. 45min.

Hiroshima Station

Shinkansen
40min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Train
Bus

Access to Uno Port

Train

From Fukuoka

From Fukuoka to Takamatsu Port

By Trainappx. 3hr.

Hakata Station

Shinkansen
1hr. 45min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
1hr.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

By Busappx. 10hr. 30min.

Hakata Station

Night bus
10hr. 20min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Fukuoka to Uno Port

By Trainappx. 2hr. 45min.

Hakata Station

Shinkansen
1hr. 45min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Train
Bus

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Access to Uno Port

Train

From Okinawa

From Okinawa to Takamatsu Port

By Airlineappx. 2hr. 45min.

Naha Airport

Airplane
1hr. 45min.

Takamatsu Airport

Limousine bus
45min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Okinawa to Uno Port

By Airlineappx. 3hr. 15min.

Naha Airport

Airplane
1hr. 50min.

Okayama Airport

Limousine bus
30min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Airline

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Access to Uno Port

Airline

From Seoul

From Seoul to Takamatsu Port

By Airlineappx. 3hr.

Incheon International Airport

Airplane
2hr.

Takamatsu Airport

Limousine bus
45min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Seoul to Uno Port

By Airlineappx. 4hr

Incheon International Airport

Airplane
2hr.

Okayama Airport

Limousine bus
30min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Airline

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Train JR Shikoku

Access to Uno Port

Airline Okayama Airport
Train JR West

From Shanghai

From Shanghai to Takamatsu Port

By Airlineappx. 4hr.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Airplane
3hr.

Takamatsu Airport

Limousine bus
45min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Shanghai to Uno Port

By Airlineappx. 5 - 6hr

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Airplane
3hr.

Okayama Airport

Limousine bus
30min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Airline

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Train JR Shikoku

Access to Uno Port

Airline Okayama Airport
Train JR West

From Taipei

From Taipei to Takamatsu Port

By Airlineappx. 4hr.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Airplane
3hr.

Takamatsu Airport

Limousine bus
45min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Taipei to Uno Port

By Airlineappx. 5 - 6hr.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Airplane
3hr.

Okayama Airport

Limousine bus
30min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Airline

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Train JR Shikoku

Access to Uno Port

Airline Okayama Airport
Train JR West

From Hong Kong

From Hong Kong to Takamatsu Port

By Airlineappx. 5hr.

Hong Kong International Airport

Airplane
4hr.

Takamatsu Airport

Limousine bus
45min.

Takamatsu Station

Walk
5min.

Takamatsu Port

From Hong Kong to Uno Port

By Airlineappx. 6 - 7hr.

Hong Kong International Airport

Airplane
4hr.

Okayama Airport

Limousine bus
30min.

Okayama Station

Kaisoku Lines
20min.

Chayamachi Station

JR Uno Lines
25min.

Uno Station

Walk
5min.

Uno Port

Access to Takamatsu Port

Airline

It is the most convenient to get off at the "Art Festival Information Center" stop,
which is the closest to the Takamatsu Port General Information Center and ​​Takamatsu Port.

During the session (4/26 to 5/26, 7/19 to 8/25, 9/28 to 11/4),
the buses from TakamatsuAirport stop at the " Takamatsu Port General Information Center ".

Train JR Shikoku

Access to Uno Port

Airline Okayama Airport
Train JR West

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.

Takamatsu Airport

To Three-Season Islands

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.

Island Train Station Port
Shamijima JR Sakaide (No ferry is needed to reach Shamijima.)
Honjima Jr Marugame Marugame
Takamijima JR Tadotsu Tadotsu
Awashima JR Takuma Suda
Ibukijima JR Kanonji Kanonji

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.

To the closest ports from closest stations

Shuttle buses run between each port and the closest train station.

For timetables, routes and other details, check the Triennale Guidebook or Triennale app.(Scheduled for release in April.)

To Single-Season Islands