6 Nights
2022 Setouchi Art Triennale 7 Day Tour
from $4,999 AUD

*Price is per person.

Details

* Excludes International Airfares
* Departure: 06 August 2022

* Minimum 6 pax / Maximum 12 pax

The triennial Setouchi Art Festival is one of the biggest celebrations of contemporary art in Japan.

Highlights

- See a side of Japan that is very rarely shown to the outside world
- Explore one of Japans most popular gardens “Ritsurin Garden” in Takamatsu
- Experience the Chichu Art Museum, a very unique museum where the building itself is the main attraction
- Be in awe of countless sculptures, exhibitions, and installations by well-respected artists from around the world

Prices From (per person)

Departure Date Twin Single Status 
06 August 2022

 $4,999

$5,985

Available

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Kansai AirportTakamatsu

Kansai AirportTakamatsu

Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Kansai Airport you will be met by your guide and driver and proceed to transfer to Takamatsu by private vehicle. Kansai Airport to Takamatsu’s transfer takes around 4 hours passing through small settlements and towns, beautiful sea sights, small hills, and a lot of greenery. Upon arrival in Takamatsu, you will check-in to your accommodation for the night and spend free time at leisure enjoying local sights until this evening when you will join a welcome dinner to kick off the tour.

Hotel:  RIHGA Hotel Zest Takamatsu, or similar
Meals: Dinner

※As this is a small group escorted tour, there may be some waiting time at the airport due to different guest's flight arrival schedules.

Day 2 TakamatsuRitsurin GardenShodoshima

TakamatsuRitsurin GardenShodoshima

Following breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide and driver and start the day with a visit to Ritsurin Garden, one of the very popular gardens located inside Takamatsu City. Designed in the 17th century, the garden contains 6 ponds, 1400 pine trees, many carps, beautiful bridges, and traditional houses. Following sightseeing in the park, you will move by ferry to Shodoshima, a small island located nearby to Takamatsu. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a  group lunch, followed by an afternoon of exploration on Shodoshima. Famous for its salt and olive-oil production, this island boasts one of Japan’s best gorges: Kankakei Gorge, as well as an olive garden, and one old movie shooting spot: Nijyu-Yon-No-Hitomi-Eigamura (Superhit Japanese movie shooting spot). After the day sightseeing around the Island, check into your accommodation and enjoy dinner and free time at leisure relaxing at the hotel. 

Hotel:  Shodoshima Kokusai Hotel, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 ShodoshimaTeshimaShodoshima

ShodoshimaTeshimaShodoshima

Following breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Teshima by private marine taxi, accompanied by  your guide. Teshima is a small island, which can be travelled around on foot, or by hiring a bicycle, to explore the many Art Exhibits. This island is becoming famous recently, due to its main attraction - the Teshima Art Museum. Following a visit to the museum, you will enjoy a group lunch and have free time at leisure to explore and sightsee further until the late afternoon, when you will return to Shodoshima by private marine taxi and enjoy dinner and free time at leisure relaxing at the  hotel.

Hotel:  Shodoshima Kokusai Hotel, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 ShodoshimaNaoshima

ShodoshimaNaoshima

Following breakfast at the hotel, meet with your guide and take the ferry to Naoshima (via Takamatsu), travelling through the Seto Inland Sea - a wonderful experience with its panoramic ocean views. Naoshima is the most famous of all the art islands of this region and you will enjoy spending the day taking in its artistic landscape. Following a visit Fukutake Art House, and a stop at the Ando Museum, you will enjoy a group lunch before heading to take in artworks housed in the Chichu Museum. Dinner will follow your day of art museum visits and the evening is yours to spend relaxing and enjoying free time at leisure. 

Hotel:  Sanamane Naoshima, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 Naoshima

Naoshima

Following breakfast at the hotel and accompanied by your guide, you will visit another contemporary museum together with your guide; Benesse House. Following a group lunch, the afternoon is yours to spend entirely freely at your own leisure continuing to explore Naoshima. As an island is known for its many contemporary site-specific installations by James Turrell, Walter De Maria, and paintings by Claude Monet, your afternoon will be filled with interesting sightseeing. In the early evening, return to your hotel for dinner and enjoy relaxing further at your leisure into the night.

Hotel:  Sanamane Naoshima, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 NaoshimaIsamu Noguchi MuseumGeorge Nakashima Memorial Gallery

NaoshimaIsamu Noguchi MuseumGeorge Nakashima Memorial Gallery

Following an early breakfast, return with your guide to Takamatsu by private marine taxi or high speed boat. For the last full day of touring, art exploration will be focussed on the eastern part of Kagawa. Taking part in a guided tour of the Isamu Noguchi Museum, where the world-famous artist/architect has set his marvellous creations. Following a group lunch, continue your trip with a visit to George Nakashima Memorial Gallery, a gallery of the Japanese-American furniture designer “George Nakashima”. In the afternoon, transfer back to Takamatsu where you will have free time at leisure until reconvening for the tour farewell dinner this evening. 

Hotel:  RIHGA Hotel Zest Takamatsu, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 TakamatsuKansai Airport

TakamatsuKansai Airport

Following breakfast, pass the time freely in the morning in Takamatsu city (depending upon departure flight times) before transferring to Kansai Airport, accompanied by your guide, for your departure flight. The guide and driver will see all tour members off upon arrival at the airport, and the tour will end. WE hope you enjoyed touring the 2022 Setouchi Triennale, and hope to see you again in three years for the next one!

Meals: Breakfast

  • Hotel: Takamatsu (2 nights), Shodoshima (2 nights), Naoshima (2 nights)
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Airport Transfers
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Admission fees as mentioned in the itinerary

* The above offers are subject to availability and confirmation.
* For full terms and conditions, please contact our travel specialists.
* Costing may vary depending on the exchange rate. The final rate will be confirmed at the time of booking confirmation. 

Worry Free Travel – COVID Safe Plan

In order to provide you with a safe and worry-free travel experience, we have implemented protocols in accordance with WHO guidelines focused on enhanced cleanliness and hygiene.

TOUR LOCATION COVID SAFE PLAN PROTOCOLS
Airports

※Guests are expected to wear face masks on planes and in airport terminals.
※Airport staff are instructed to wear face masks and gloves when deemed necessary.
※Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints such as cart handles, restrooms, and counters.
※Using acrylic screens at face-to-face type counters to protect guests and airport staff from droplets.
※Hand sanitizer stations in high passenger volume areas throughout the airport.
※Ensuring adequate ventilation which allows for the airport terminal’s entire air to be replaced.
※Maintaining social distancing with queue markings between lines and seating.

Tour Vehicles

※Guests are expected to wear face masks on planes and in airport terminals.
※Airport staff are instructed to wear face masks and gloves when deemed necessary.
※Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints such as cart handles, restrooms, and counters.
※Using acrylic screens at face-to-face type counters to protect guests and airport staff from droplets.
※Hand sanitizer stations in high passenger volume areas throughout the airport.
※Ensuring adequate ventilation which allows for the airport terminal’s entire air to be replaced.
※Maintaining social distancing with queue markings between lines and seating.

Hotels

※Hand sanitizer stations available throughout the hotel.
※Frequent use facilities to be disinfected regularly using alcohol.
※Protective screens or plastic shields installed at reception desks and cashier stations.
※Limited physical contact and queuing where possible.
※Health condition status will be requested at check-in.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets.

Restaurants

※Hand sanitizing alcohol to be provided at entrances and throughout restaurants.
※All restaurant staff to wear face masks.
※All tables and chairs to be disinfected/wiped after guests leave.
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets. 
*All restaurants are encouraged to adopt contactless payment method on a nationwide basis.

Partner Venues

※All staff at each site will wear face masks while serving guests.
※Staff members will check their temperature every morning before duty
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Guests are asked to wear face masks and disinfect their hands at each facility.
※Each facility conducts enhanced cleaning and sanitization measures.
※Maintaining social distancing while visiting / participating in experiences.
※Provision of thoroughly ventilated air conditioning systems at each facility.
※Guests are asked to take care of their own food waste in rooms.

Tour Guides

※Tour guides will check their temperature every morning before duty.
※Tour guides must wear face masks when deemed necessary.
※Tour guides cannot work if they feel unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Following health authority guidelines regarding the wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and avoiding physical contact.

For further and more specific information in regard to individual hotel COVID Safe policies, please click on the links below;

[RIHGA Hotel Zest Takamatsu] RIHGA Royal Hotel Group COVID-19 Policy  
[Shodoshima Kokusai Hotel] About our unique new coronavirus infection prevention measures  

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