Art Island Naoshima
Located on the Setouchi inland sea, a short ferry ride from Okayama and Takamatsu, the modern art mecca of Naoshima is well worth a visit
Wonderful and varied art made by traditional and contemporary artists
Picturesque beaches and local island culture
A leisurely cycling course, taking in the best parts of the island
Spend two nights at a traditional Japanese inn and enjoy freshly-caught seafood in the evenings
An island in the lovely Inland Sea and a short ferry ride from Okayama on Honshu to the north or Takamatsu on Shikoku Island to the south, the modern art mecca of Naoshima is well worth a visit. Spend a night in a traditional Japanese inn and enjoy freshly-caught seafood for dinner.
We recommend visiting Benesse Art Site and also the Art House Project area, where you can see traditional Japanese houses and architecture transformed into modern art. There is also the option to extend this trip with a visit to Bizen in Okayama, to explore and learn how to make the traditional and ornate lacquerware Bizen-yaki, famous throughout the world
Include this experience in your own custom tour - it is ideal as a side-trip from Kyoto or from Osaka. Or add the experience to the start of your Self-Guided Shikoku 88 Temple tour.