Setouchi is a region located between Honshu (the main island of Japan), Shikoku, and Kyushu.
It is getting popular for tourists to visit Setouchi. In fact, Setouchi is featured as where to travel by various travel magazine.
Why Setouchi is getting popular?
It is because of art.
Setouchi is known as the place where Naoshima is located.
Naoshima is an island town of Kagawa prefecture located in the Seto Inland Sea.
It is a small island, but there are many contemporary art museums, such as Benesse Art Site Naoshima and Chichu Art Museum.
Even though Naoshima is famous for art, there are many other islands/areas where you can enjoy art.
One of the best time to visit these areas is coming soon.
A contemporary art festival, the Setouchi Triennale, is held every three years on several islands of the Seto Inland Sea, including Naoshima.
In 2019, Setouchi Triennale 2019 will be held in Spring, Summer,a nd Autumn.
During Setouchi Triennale, you can enjoy arts in many places in Setouchi.
If you are planning to visit Setocuhi, you might want to consider getting Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) which you can take JR lines as many times as you need.
If you stay in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, or major cities in Honshu island of Japan, you can take Shinkansen to Okayama station.
From Okayama station, you can take local train to Uno where marine taxi depart to Naoshima.
There are another way.
You can go to Takamatsu in Kagawa prefecture from Okayama by express train, marine liner. And, from Takamatsu, you can access to Naoshima by marine taxi.
With this route, you can enjoy the Great Seto Bridge connecting Okayama prefecture and Kagawa prefecture.