SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2019

Tours in autumn will start to sale.
June 7th:A,B,D
June 21th:C
Around July:F,G
Please read Terms&Conditions before making a resevation.
Official tours use chartered ferry, so if the weather will be bad, tours will be cancelled.
We will send you E-mail if the tours will be cancelled after 3:00PM.
Please pay with cash or credit card at tour desk in Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building-F/1 on the day of tour.

(Image of Setouchi Sea)Photo: Osamu Nakamura

OFFICAIL TOUR POINT

OFFICAIL TOURS(Departure and arrival is all Takamatsu Port.)

COURSE PRICE TIME
ATeshima, Inujima 13,800JPY 10:00AM~5:30PM
BOshima, Megijima, Ogijima 9,800JPY 10:00AM~5:00PM
CShodoshima 9,800JPY 10:00AM~5:30PM
DUnoPort, Inujima 9,800JPY 10:00AM~6:00PM
FTakamijima,Honjima 14,800JPY 10:00AM~6:00PM
GIbukijima・Awashima 14,800JPY 10:00AM~6:00PM

DATE

A course Teshima,Inujima 13,800JPY

  • Noe Aoki「Particles in the Air/Karato」Photo:Osamu Nakamura
  • Ryo Abe「Shima Kitchen」Photo:Osamu Nakamura

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Itinerary

Takamatsu Port (10:00AM) = <Chartered Boat> = Teshima = <Chartered Boat> = Inujima = Takamatsu Port (5:30PM)

Detailed(+)
Detailed
Teshima(+)
Home to the Teshima Art Museum and a popular destination for those seeking a different side of Japan, Teshima is located between Naoshima and Shodoshima and has a population of about 800 people. The island has been inhabited for at least 9,000 years, and the oldest shell midden in Western Japan is located on its southernmost tip.
Teshima prospered along with the flourishing of the Seto Inland Sea trade route. Stone quarrying was the island’s primary industry for a thousand years until quite recently, and Teshima stone was used widely throughout Western Japan, including for the stone lanterns at Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto.
The island is also blessed with a plentiful supply of spring water for irrigation. In the past, it produced enough rice for export to other areas of Japan. Rice terraces still cover the island’s lower slopes while thick woods rise up the small mountain known as Danyama in the island’s center. Dairy farming flourished from the mid-nineteenth century. The plentiful supply of milk was one reason an orphanage was established here immediately after World War II to care for Japan’s many war orphans.
More recently, Teshima was the site of Japan’s worst case of illegal industrial waste dumping. This scandal forced the nation to make environmental issues a top priority. As a result, policies concerning waste disposal were revised and stricter environmental standards were enacted.
Inujima(+)
Like neighboring Naoshima, this island is drawing attention for intriguing works by some of Japan’s foremost contemporary artists and architects, such as Kazuyo Sejima and Hiroshi Sambuichi. A quick 8-minute ferry ride from Hoden Port in Okayama, Inujima is a tiny island (area: 0.54 km2) with a population of just 50 people and can be explored entirely on foot.
In the past, the island’s high quality granite was quarried to build the castles of Edo, Osaka and Okayama. It continued to be sought after into the early 20th century. In 1909, a copper refinery was also established, and the island’s population swelled to 3,000 during the decade of peak production. When the refinery closed and the stone industry declined, however, the population dropped drastically. The art sites, however, are restoring life to the island as well as an appreciation for the beauty of this natural setting.
Price

13,800JPY

Meeting Point

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building 1F 9:30 - 9:50

Meal

1 lunch

Lunch「Shima Kitchen」(+)

島キッチン

Shima Kitchen was originally a vacant house in a Teshima settlement designed and reconstructed by architect Ryo Abe for the Setouchi Triennale 2010 as a meeting place to connect people through “food and art.” Mothers from the island serve dishes while heeding the advice of a chef from the Marunouchi Hotel in Tokyo. Shima Kitchen places a strong emphasis on vegetables and seafood produced in Teshima and Kagawa Prefecture, and uses seasonal ingredients that can be gathered when they are in season. Try the homemade miso soup or dressing for tasty delight!
Itinerary

The photo is a sample image.

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building F/1(Reception)9:30am~9:50am(Departure)10:00am

~<Chartered Boat>~

Teshima  Chartered Bus Tour(10:50am~2:10pm)
★Koji Kakiuchi「Teshima islandscape」
◆Shinro Ohtake「Needle factory」
★「New Project (Untitled) In Progress」Tsuyoshi Tane,Chiharu Shiota
★Kohei Izutsu / Daiya Aida「Korogaru Park in Teshima ©Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media」
Noe Aoki「 Particles in the Air / Karato」
Concept & Artwork: Tadanori Yokoo / Architecture: Yuko Nagayama「Teshima Yokoo House」
Lunch:Ryo Abe Shima Kitchen

~<Chartered Boat>~

Inujima Walking Tour(2:50pm~4:40pm)
[Artwork]Yukinori Yanagi/[Architecture]Hiroshi Sambuichi「Inujima Seirensho Art Museum」
Inujima "Art House Project" ★We will guide you 3 arts below. Free time is okay.
Kohei Nawa F-Art House/Biota(Fauna/Flora)
Haruka Kojin S-Art House / "contact lens"
★Beatriz Milhazes A-Art House / "Yellow Flower Dream"
★Masanori Handa C-Art House / To be announced * summer and autumn term only
Olafur Eliasson I-Art House / "Self-loop"
Kazuyo Sejima「Inujima Life Garden」

~<Chartered Boat>~

Takamatsu Port(Arriving)5:40pm

Tour attendant

Accompanying

Minimum for departure

1 person

Included in price

Bus, Boat, Lunch,Tour guide, Tour conductor, Travel insurance

Not included in price

Passport

Notes
  • Transportations and departure / arriving time will be changed by situation of roads or sea.
  • If small number of participant, we might use taxi.
  • This tour is not included sightseeing of Teshima Museum.
  • We will go around Inujima on foot.
  • Japanese-speaking guide would accompany during the tour, and information handout in English would be distributed.
  • We usually don't have vegetarian menu at lunch.
    If you need vegetarian menu, please send us E-mail after making a reservation.

    reservation@kotobus.com
  • Guide(English/Chinese) hire service in 40,000JPY.
    Please send us E-mail.(reservation@kotobus.com) We will do my best, but I'm sorry if I can not find the guide for you.

B course Oshima, Megijima, Ogijima 9,800JPY

  • Sarah Westphal
  • Leandro Erlich(image)
  • Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
  • Seizo Tashima「Blue Sky Aquarium」Photo Yasushi Ichikawa

DATE

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Itinerary

Takamatsu Port (10:00AM) = <Chartered Boat> = Oshima = <Chartered Boat> = Megijima = <Chartered Boat> = Ogijima = Takamatsu Port (5:10PM)

Detailed(+)
Detailed
Oshima(+)
Oshima is located just 8 km from Takamatsu Port. It was once two tiny islands, but the channel between them gradually filled with sand, joining them together to make a single island of less than one square kilometer. During a historic battle between the Genji and Heike clans near Takamatsu in the 12th century, the corpses of defeated Heike warriors washed up on Oshima’s west shore where the islanders buried them. Pines grew up over their graves, and a grove of trees marks the spot to this day.
In 1909, the island became a sanitarium for people with Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Fear and prejudice led the Japanese government to adopt a policy of segregation, and victims of the disease were torn from their families and forced to live in isolated colonies like Oshima. The law stipulating forced quarantine was only repealed in 1996, with further legislation following in 2008. All residents of the Oshima sanitarium were cured many years ago, but the facility provides continued care and support for those who need it, as well as educational activities to raise public awareness of the disease and its tragic history.
Ogijima(+)
Ogijima, which lies just 1 kilometer north of Megijima, covers an area of 1.38 square kilometers and has a population of 160. Narrow lanes weave through the picturesque village that clings to the steep hillside. Lacking flat land suited for rice farming, the islanders raised cows instead and rented them out as plow animals to farmers on other islands in return for rice. This practice continued until the early 1950s.
Toyotamahime Shrine, which is visible halfway up the hill behind the port, is dedicated to a deity that ensures safe childbirth, and many expecting couples used to come here to pray. On the northern tip of the island stands an elegant lighthouse built of granite in 1895. Once used as the set of a popular movie, it has since been turned into a museum. Volunteers planted tens of thousands of Narcissus bulbs on nearby slopes, and these draw many visitors when they bloom in February.
Since the Setouchi Triennale began, a number of families have moved to the island. In 2014, the defunct elementary and junior high school was reopened, and the sound of children’s voices once again rings through the village. People have continued to relocate to Ogijima, starting up such enterprises as restaurants, a beauty salon and a library, and a new type of community is emerging through the collaboration of old timers and newcomers.
Megijima(+)
The closest island to Takamatsu, Megijima has an area of less than 3 square kilometers and a population of 140. Stone walls known as Ohte rise 3 to 4 meters in height along the edge of the village. These were originally built more than 150 years ago to protect island homes from winter storms, and they give the community a unique fortress-like appearance.
An observation deck on the island’s highest point offers a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea. Nearby is an extensive cavern, perhaps used by pirates long ago but now a popular tourist spot linked to the ogres’ den from Momotaro, a Japanese folktale about a hero born from a peach.
In the spring, thousands of cherry blossoms dye the island’s hills a delicate pink, while in summer, its beaches attract many swimmers and campers. Megijima also offers excellent recreational fishing. Every other year, the island hosts a grand shrine festival in which a large float bearing young drummers is carried into the sea in a demonstration of courage.
Price

9,800JPY

Meeting Point

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building 1F 9:30 - 9:50

Meal

1 lunch

Lunch「Restaurant IARA Megijima」(+)

レストラン イアラ

At the “Restaurant IARA Megijima” located at “The Presence of Absence,” a Setouchi Triennale work by Leandro Erlich, visitors can enjoy a lunch supervised by EAT & ART TARO, the contemporary artist who creates works with food motifs. Enjoy a special moment savoring the delicacies that the Seto Inland Sea has to offer as you watch your meal be prepared before your eyes.
Itinerary

The photo is a sample image.

★Tomoko Konoike「moonlanding」
★Tomoko Konoike「Storytelling Table Runner in National Sanatorium Oshima Seishoen」
★Seizo Tashima「Life of N: 70 years on Oshima - A room with a wooden pot」
Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building F/1(Reception)9:30am~9:50am(Departure)10:00am

~<Chartered Boat>~

Oshima Walking Tour(10:40am~12:20pm)We will guide you 4 arts below. Free time is okay.
★Tomoko Konoike「Ringwanderung」
Seizo Tashima「Blue Sky Aquarium」
Art for the Hospital Project ,Yasashii Bijutsu「Rare Feeler: body heat emanated」
★Fuyuki Yamakawa「Strait Songs」
Fuyuki Yamakawa「Ayumi Kitarite」

~<Chartered Boat>~

Megijima  Walking Tour (12:40pm~2:40pm)
Lunch:Restaurant IARA Megijima
★Little Shops on the Island
Vronique Joumard「Café de la Plage」/Aiko Miyanaga/Leong Ka Tai and the Red Thread「Wedding Shop」/Rintaro Hara+Yu Hara「Ping-Pong Sea」/Leandro Erlich「Laundry」/Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi「How beautiful the world could be」/Eros Nakazato「un…  Salon for soothing your soul
」/Jin Hasegawa「Shooting Gallery」
We will guide you 3 arts below.
★Masashi Hirao × SETOUCHI COGEIZ「BONSAI deepening roots」
★KOURYOU「Ebune: Drifters」
★EAT&ART TARO「Setouchi gastronomy」
Leandro Erlich「The Presence of Absence」

~<Chartered Boat>~

Ogijima  Walking Tour(3:00pm~4:30pm) Free time is okay.
★Gregor Schneider「Unknown Work 2019」
◆Haruki Takahashi「SEA VINE: on the shoreline」
★Toshikatsu Endo「Trieb - House」
★Goro Murayama「Generative wall drawing on Japanese paper house」
★Sarah Westphal「The Sea Within - The See Within」
◆Takeshi Kawashima & Dream Friends「The Space Flower・Dance・Ring(宇宙華・舞・環)」
★TEAM OGI「 Takotsuboru」
Jaume Plensa「Ogijima’s Soul」

~<Chartered Boat>~

Takamatsu Port(arriving)5:10pm

Tour attendant

Accompanying

Minimum for departure

1 person

Included in price

Boat, Lunch,Tour guide, Tour conductor, Travel insurance

Not included in price

Passport

Notes
  • Transportations and departure / arriving time will be changed by situation of roads or sea.
  • If small number of participant, we might use taxi.
  • We will go around each islands on foot.
  • Japanese-speaking guide would accompany during the tour, and information handout in English would be distributed.
  • We usually don't have vegetarian menu at lunch.
    If you need vegetarian menu, please send us E-mail after making a reservation.
    reservation@kotobus.com
  • Guide(English/Chinese) hire service in 40,000JPY.
    Please send us E-mail.(reservation@kotobus.com) We will do my best, but I'm sorry if I can not find the guide for you.

C course Shodoshima 9,800JPY

  • Giacomo zaganelli Photo:Keizo Kioku
  • Wang Wen Chih Photo:Keizo Kioku

DATE

2019 July
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Itinerary

Takamatsu Port (10:00AM) = <Liner> = Shodoshima = <Liner> = Takamatsu Port (5:30PM)

Detailed(+)
Detailed
Shodoshima(+)
Shodoshima is the second largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, covering an area of a little over 153 square kilometers. Its population of over 28,000 is concentrated in the townships of Tonosho and Shodoshima. According to Japanese mythology, it was the tenth island of the Japanese archipelago to emerge from the sea.
Shodoshima’s soy sauce and somen noodle manufacturing industries date back over 400 years, while its tsukudani pickling and sesame oil industries which grew out of the former also have a long history. About 110 years ago, Shodoshima became the first place in Japan to successfully cultivate olives, leading to the establishment of many olive related industries.
The Shodoshima coastline offers striking views of the Seto Inland Sea, while the Inland Sea’s highest peak rises from the island’s center. Shodoshima offers an intriguing blend of nature and culture. Scenic sights include an elusive sandbar known as Angel Road and the spectacular Kankakei Gorge. The island has also retained many traditional customs and festivals, such as the Mushi-okuri Fire Festival and Noson (rural) Kabuki.
Price

9,800JPY

Meeting Point

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building 1F 9:00 - 9:30AM
* Please come to the meeting point on time.

Meal

1 lunch

Lunch「SousakuKyodoryouri Koyomi」(+)

創作郷土料理 曆

Koyomi is a dining establishment on Shodoshima that serves original local cuisine. After participating in the Fram's Setouchi Food School at Setouchi Triennale 2016, Koyomi’s owner Hitoshi Kishimoto offered his “One Plate Meal from a Book” program during the event. In his program, Kishimoto served original dishes that interweaved the Shodoshima food and customs depicted by local author Sakae Tsuboi in her noted works such as “Twenty-Four Eyes” with the rich history of the island’s food industry and an abundance of seafood, vegetables and other ingredients. He carried on that concept by opening Koyomi in the summer of 2017. Located right in front of the sea, the view at Koyomi is only surpassed by the food!
Itinerary

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building F/1(Reception)9:00am~9:30am(Departure)9:55am

~<Ferry>~

Shodoshima Bus Tour(10:55am~4:30pm)
★Giacomo Zaganelli「FLUIRE」
★Wang Wen Chih「Love in Shodoshima」
★Dadawa「Bell Shelter」
★Hans Op de Beeck「The Silent Room」
★Rosa Barba「"Fosse ’d Orchestre" "White Museum"」

~<Ferry>~

Takamatsu Port(arriving)5:35ppm

Tour attendant

Accompanying

Minimum for departure

1 person

Included in price

Bus, Boat, Lunch,Tour guide, Tour conductor, Travel insurance

Not included in price

Passport

Notes
  • Transportations and departure / arriving time will be changed by situation of roads or sea.
  • If small number of participant, we might use taxi.
  • Japanese-speaking guide would accompany during the tour, and information handout in English would be distributed.
  • We usually don't have vegetarian menu at lunch.
    If you need vegetarian menu, please send us E-mail after making a reservation.

    reservation@kotobus.com
  • Guide(English/Chinese) hire service in 40,000JPY.
    Please send us E-mail.(reservation@kotobus.com) We will do my best, but I'm sorry if I can not find the guide for you.

D course UnoPort, Inujima 9,800JPY

  • Mischa Kuball
  • Yodogawa Technique「Chinu-the Black Sea Bream of Uno」Photo:Osamu Nakamura

DATE

2019 July
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Itinerary

Takamatsu Port (10:00AM) = <Chartered Boat> = Uno Por = <Chartered Boat> = Inijima = <Chartered Boat> = Takamatsu Port (6:00PM)

Detailed(+)
Detailed
Uno Port(+)
Uno Port is located on the southern tip of Okayama Prefecture in Tamano City, which stretches 44 kilometers east-west along a scenic coastline and has a population of 60,000. A moderate climate and sheltered inlets and bays makes Tamano an ideal port city, and its bustling harbor has prospered for centuries.
Shipbuilding, along with smelting and salt-making, underpinned city development, and Tamano’s townscapes still preserve many features of a typical shipbuilding town. Its farming and fishing industries continue to thrive, and local products include purple sweet potatoes, eggplants, pears, mandarin oranges, seaweed, and conger eel.
The train line between Okayama and Uno, as well as the ferry line between Uno and Takamatsu, were established in 1910. Uno was the final destination of the night train Seto from Tokyo and also served as a major terminus for ships joining Honshu and Shikoku. The port still bustles with people traveling to and from Takamatsu and the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Shodoshima.
Inujima(+)
Like neighboring Naoshima, this island is drawing attention for intriguing works by some of Japan’s foremost contemporary artists and architects, such as Kazuyo Sejima and Hiroshi Sambuichi. A quick 8-minute ferry ride from Hoden Port in Okayama, Inujima is a tiny island (area: 0.54 km2) with a population of just 50 people and can be explored entirely on foot.
In the past, the island’s high quality granite was quarried to build the castles of Edo, Osaka and Okayama. It continued to be sought after into the early 20th century. In 1909, a copper refinery was also established, and the island’s population swelled to 3,000 during the decade of peak production. When the refinery closed and the stone industry declined, however, the population dropped drastically. The art sites, however, are restoring life to the island as well as an appreciation for the beauty of this natural setting.
Price

9,800JPY

Meeting Point

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building 1F 9:30 - 9:50

Meal

1 lunch

Tamanono "Tamaben" Misaki Shokudo(+)

UNO STEP

Maki Tagami is a food creator whose activities, which include workshops on homemade seasonings and the creation of additive-free bento lunches, are based on the theme of “creating smiles through food.” Originally from Kagawa, Tagami took part in Fram's Setouchi Food School in 2018 with the desire to be among those to show hospitality to tourists attending the Setouchi Triennale. Having produced “Shodoshima Delight LEMONADE” in the summer of 2019, she is making her additive-free homemade lemonade made with pesticide-free lemons from the island available at markets and events in various areas. At Setouchi Triennale 2019, Tagami will offer her brand of hospitality through sales of her “Tamaben” bento lunches. Those bento lunches, which she makes from the heart at the “bento HATOBA” kitchen establishment that she opened in Tamano with the motto of bringing smiles to both foreign and Japanese customers as well as to local residents through food, are additive-free, handmade, and are filled with the goodness that the Seto Inland Sea has to offer.
Itinerary

The photo is a sample image.

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building F/1(Reception)9:30am~9:50am(Departure)10:00am

~<Chartered Boat>~

Uno Port Walking Tour(11:00am~1:10pm)We will guide you 6 arts below.
Lunch:「Tamaben」
★Mischa Kuball「In transition / In progress」
Atsushi Ozawa「Memory of Ship's Hull」
Atsushi Ozawa「Beyond the last stop」
Yodogawa-Technique「Chinu-the Black Sea Bream of Uno/Child Chinu- the Black Sea Bream of Uno」
Esther Stocker「 JR Uno Port Line Art Project」
Haruyuki Uchida「The Sea's Memory」
Uno Port “Train Ferry Town” Project / Ferry Photo Contest
Noriyuki Haraguchi「Diagonal Composition 1 / Diagonal Composition 2 / Horizontal Composition」

~<Chartered Boat>~

Inujima Walking Tour(2:00pm~4:30pm)
[Artwork]Yukinori Yanagi/[Architecture]Hiroshi Sambuichi「Inujima Seirensho Art Museum」
Inujima "Art House Project" ★We will guide you 5 arts below. Free time is okay.
Kohei Nawa F-Art House/Biota(Fauna/Flora)
Haruka Kojin S-Art House / "contact lens"
★Beatriz Milhazes A-Art House / "Yellow Flower Dream"
★Masanori Handa C-Art House / To be announced * summer and autumn term only
Olafur Eliasson I-Art House / "Self-loop"
Kazuyo Sejima「Inujima Life Garden」

~<Chartered Boat>~

Takamatsu Port(arriving)5:30pm

Tour attendant

Accompanying

Minimum for departure

1 person

Included in price

Boat, Lunch,Tour guide, Tour conductor, Travel insurance

Not included in price

Passport

Notes
  • Transportations and departure/arriving time will be changed by situation of roads or sea.
  • If small number of participant, we might use taxi.
  • We will go around Syamijima on foot.
  • Japanese-speaking guide would accompany during the tour, and information handout in English would be distributed.
  • We usually don't have vegetarian menu at lunch.
    If you need vegetarian menu, please send us E-mail after making a reservation.

    reservation@kotobus.com
  • Guide(English/Chinese) hire service in 40,000JPY.
    Please send us E-mail.(reservation@kotobus.com) We will do my best, but I'm sorry if I can not find the guide for you.

F course Takamijima,Honjima (This tour is held only autumn term)
14,800JPY

  • Alicja Kwade「To be announced」
  • Yumiko Fujino「Staying in past days」

Date

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Itinerary

Takamatsu Station(9:00am)=Sakaide Station(9:50am)=Tadotsu Port~ ~Takamijima(約2.5hours)~ ~Honjima(約2hours)~Marugame Port=Sakaide Station(6:05pm)=Takamatsu Station(7:00pm)

Detailed(+)
Detailed
Honjima(+)
Situated in the Shiwaku archipelago, Honjima was once the political center of the Shiwaku Suigun, a maritime force that controlled the surrounding sea for several centuries. Tricky currents and hidden shoals make navigation in this region treacherous, and Japan’s land-based rulers relied on the expertise of local navigators and sailors for shipping and for naval protection. In the mid-nineteenth century, it was Shiwaku seamen who manned the Kanrinmaru, the first ship to carry Japanese across the Pacific to acquire the fruits of Western learning. Honjima’s shipbuilders were also expert carpenters, a fact reflected in the village’s elegant traditional architecture. Many buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries, and some are even older. In the Kasashima district, a whole neighborhood of such buildings has been skillfully restored. Kinbansho, the island’s former seat of government, has been converted into a museum housing such precious artifacts as documents stamped with the seals of Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Ieyasu Tokugawa, the three most influential leaders of the late 16th century. A small island with a circumference of about 16 kilometers, Honjima today has a population of 330 people, the majority of whom are engaged in the fishing industry.
Takamijima(+)
Takamijima lies to the west of Takamatsu city and can be reached from Tadotsu Port. Takamijima’s harbor and two small settlements are clustered around the island’s southern tip at the foot of a steep 300-meter hill. There is not much farmland, but for several centuries the island supported up to 1500 inhabitants who were engaged in shipping and fishing. More recently the pyrethrum plant, a natural insecticide, was cultivated for export. The beautiful but slowly decaying houses that cling to the steep slopes and the sturdy stone terraces that support them serve as a poignant tribute to the building skills of the Shiwaku seamen. The unusual custom of dual graves (one grave for the body and another at which the family prays) is still practiced here. The population has declined drastically in recent years, and cats now outnumber residents. Every year in September, however, people gather from neighboring communities to participate in a joint athletic meet that brings the quiet island to life.
Price

14,800JPY

Meeting Point

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building 1F 8:30am - 8:50am
3mins from JR Takamatsu station on foot. 4mins from Kotoden Takamatsu Chikkou on foot.

JR Sakaide Station North Exit 9:50am

*There is no parking. Please use public parking.

Meal

1 lunch/Umi no terrace

Umi no terrace

Itinerary

The photo is a sample image.

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building F/1(Reception)8:30am~8:50am (Departure)9:00am
Sakaide Station North Exit(Departure)9:50am=<Chartered Bus>=Tadotsu Port~<Chartered Boat>~Takamijima

Takamijima Walking Tour(11:05am~1:40pm)We will guide you 7 arts below.
Lunch:「Terrace of Inland Sea」
★Masahito Nomura「Terrace of Inland Sea」
★Syoin Kajii「KIRI」
「Takamijima Project」
★Shohei Kamada & Ayane Namiki「Place to appear, Disappear and save」
★PARANOID ANDERSONS「Long time no see」
★Izumi Ohishi「Keep a record」
★Nozomi Murata「Remains in the eyelids」
★Ai Yamada「For something exists inside」
★Yumiko Fujino「Staying in past days」
★Rosanna Rios「"Memento more" of a house」

Takamijima~<Chartered Boat>~Honjima

Honjima Walking Tour *Partial ship movement(2:20pm~4:55pm)
We will guide you 5 arts below. Free time is Okay.
◆Yasuaki Igarashi「Sora-Ami:Knitting the Sky」
★Atsuko Nakamura「Unasaka」
★Raqs Media Collective「The course of Love」
★Pinaree Sanpitak「Kasashima-The Black and The Red House」
★Alicja Kwade「Orbit(Revolution Gravitas)/Paravents/Reflection of Attraction」
Su-Mei Tse「Moony Tunes」
Alexander Ponomarev「Bottom Sky」

Honjima~<Chartered Boat>~Marugame Port(5:40pm)=<Chartered Bus>=Sakaide Station(6:05pm)=Takamatsu Station(7:00pm)

Tour attendant

Accompanying

Minimum for departure

1 person

Included in price

Boat, Lunch,Tour guide, Tour conductor, Travel insurance

Not included in price

Passport

Notes
  • Transportations and departure / arriving time will be changed by situation of roads or sea.
  • If small number of participant, we might use taxi.
  • Japanese-speaking guide would accompany during the tour, and information handout in English would be distributed.
  • We usually don't have vegetarian menu at lunch.
    If you need vegetarian menu, please send us E-mail after making a reservation.

    reservation@kotobus.com
  • Guide(English/Chinese) hire service in 40,000JPY.
    Please send us E-mail.(reservation@kotobus.com) We will do my best, but I'm sorry if I can not find the guide for you.

G course Ibukijima・Awashima (This tour is held only autumn term)
14,800JPY

  • Eko Nuguroho
  • Katsuhiko Hibino

Date

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Itinerary

Takamatsu Station(9:00am)=Sakaide Station(9:50am)=Kanonji Port~ ~Ibukijima(約2.5hours)~ ~Awashima(約1.5hours)~Suda Port=Chichibugahama Beach(sightseeing 30 minutes)=Sakaide Station(7:00pm)=Takamatsu Station(7:50pm)

Detailed(+)
Detailed
Ibukijima(+)

Ibukijima is located about 60 kilometers west of Takamatsu and can be reached from Kanonji Port. The island rears up from the sea to form a rough tabletop of andesite and granite and covers an area of 1.05 square kilometers. As the coastline is mainly cliffs, the population of 400 is concentrated at the top. The slope extending up from the port is called shinzo-yaburi-zaka, meaning “heart-rending” hill, a name indicative of the steep climb.

The island’s prosperous fishing industry uses a combination of cast nets, small-scale trawl nets, and fixed shore nets to catch baby sardines. When processed and dried, these become Iriko, an essential ingredient in Japanese soup stock and cuisine. Ibuki Iriko, which is processed on the island immediately after being caught, is the most sought after brand in the country. Ibukijima is also the only place in Japan where people still use certain elements of the language spoken in 8th century Kyoto, making it a fascinating spot for linguists.

Price

14,800JPY

Meeting Point

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building 1F 8:30am - 8:50am
3mins from JR Takamatsu station on foot. 4mins from Kotoden Takamatsu Chikkou on foot.

JR Sakaide Station North Exit 9:50am

*There is no parking. Please use public parking.

Meal

1 lunch/Urara no daidokoro

Urara no daidokoro

Itinerary

The photo is a sample image.

Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building F/1(Reception)8:30am~8:50am (Departure)9:00am
JR Sakaide Station North Exit(Departure)9:50am=<Chartered Bus>=Kanonji Port~<Chartered Boat>~Ibukijima

Ibukijima Walking Tour(11:40am~2:00pm)
Lunch:Urara no Daidokoro
★Eko Nuguroho「To be announced」
★Takashi Kuribayashi「To be announced」
★Mella Jaarsma,Nindityo Adipurnomo「To be announced」
Mikan+Meiji University Students「Iriko Retreat」

Ibukijima~<Chartered Boat>~Awashima

Awashima Walking Tour(3:00pm~4:40pm)
We will guide you 6 arts below. Free time is Okay.
Katsuhiko Hibino「Project for the Museum of Seabed Inquiry Ship in Setouchi」
★Katsuhiko Hibino「TANeFUNe(TBD)」
★TARA「TARA」
★Awashima Artists’ Village
★SOKO LABO
★Dinh Q. Le「To be announced」
★Richard Streitmatter-Tran「To be announced」
Mounir Fatmi「The song of the children all Gone」

Awashima~<Chartered Boat>~Suda Port

Chichibugahama Beach(30 minutes)

Chichibugahama Beach

=<Chartered Bus>=Sakaide Station(7:00pm)=Takamatsu Station(7:50pm)

Tour attendant

Accompanying

Minimum for departure

1 person

Included in price

Boat, Lunch,Tour guide, Tour conductor, Travel insurance

Not included in price

Passport

Notes
  • Transportations and departure / arriving time will be changed by situation of roads or sea.
  • If small number of participant, we might use taxi.
  • Japanese-speaking guide would accompany during the tour, and information handout in English would be distributed.
  • We usually don't have vegetarian menu at lunch.
    If you need vegetarian menu, please send us E-mail after making a reservation.

    reservation@kotobus.com
  • Guide(English/Chinese) hire service in 40,000JPY.
    Please send us E-mail.(reservation@kotobus.com) We will do my best, but I'm sorry if I can not find the guide for you.
  • October 4th and 6th are the Ibukijima Fall Festival, so "Urara' no daidokoro" is a regular holiday. It may be another lunch.

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Please pay with cash or credit card at tour desk in Takamatsuko Ryokaku Terminal Building-F/1.
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