From Major Cities to the Ports
Getting to the Islands
The Setouchi Triennale is held on 12 islands in
the Seto Inland Sea between Kagawa and Okayama prefectures.
Ferry routes and timetables have been divided
into islands located in the west part of Kagawa and the east part of Kagawa.
Islands in East Kagawa can be reached from either Takamatsu Port or from Uno Port in Okayama.
Islands in West Kagawa can be reached from local ports in western Kagawa.
These local ports can be reached by train from Takamatsu Station. In addition,
Honjima can also be reached 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
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The free Triennale app is a great tool for looking up ferry and bus timetables, as well as routes to different artworks.
Islands in East Kagawa / Islands in West Kagawa
The eastern islands：Naoshima/ / Inujima / Teshima / Ogijima / Megijima / Oshima / Shodoshima
The western islands：Honjima / Syamijima / Takamijima / Awashima / Ibukijima
To Islands in East Kagawa
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
To Islands in West Kagawa
To the closest train station
Each of the islands in West Kagawa is accessed from a different port which is reached from a different train station. Use a local bus or taxi to get to the nearest port from the nearest train station. Shamijima 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, JR Sakaide stations and Suda Port.
・To JR Marugame station and JR Sakaide station
To the closest ports from closest stations
Use a local bus or taxi.