Embark on a Premium 2-Night, 3-Day Tour: Experience the Art and Nature of Inujima and Teshima with All Five Senses!

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A special tour will be held for 2 nights and 3 days from February 1st to February 3rd, 2024 to visit Inujima and Teshima Islands located in the Seto Inland Sea. We will introduce a tour full of charm, such as visiting the "House Project" designed by architect Kazuyo Sejima, and renting out the Teshi...

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Yearning for a richer life? In an age of evolving technology, the pursuit of living authentically resonates with us all. Curated by architect Kazuyo Sejima, this special tour invites you to contemplate 'true abundance' and what it means to 'thrive in the future society.' Through immersive experiences with nature and art, it's a unique opportunity to reflect.

Scheduled for a 2-night, 3-day journey from February 1, 2024, you can choose JR Shin-Osaka or JR Okayama Station as your starting point. Join this exclusive tour to Inujima and Teshima – a quest to discover hints for a more enriched life.

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Where are Inujima and Teshima?

Inujima and Teshima are both islands where Japan's largest contemporary art festival, the Setouchi International Art Festival, is held, and are rich islands located in the Seto Inland Sea between Okayama and Kagawa prefectures.

Inujima (Okayama Prefecture)

Inujima is Okayama City's only small inhabited remote island with a population of only 36 people (2020 census). Enjoy the Inujima Seirensho Art Museum , which is a restored copper smelter site, the Living Botanical Garden, a botanical garden rooted in the island's climate and culture, and the House Project , which exhibits art created with the island's life as its theme. Masu.

Teshima (Kagawa Prefecture)

Teshima is an island located between Kagawa and Okayama prefectures with a population of 768 people (Reiwa 2nd census). The island is known for its art, including the world-famous Teshima Art Museum , and for its abundant water and food. Although it is now famous for its art, it is also important to know that the island has had a historical problem with illegal dumping of industrial waste.

5 reasons why this tour is special

There are many recommended points on this tour, but I will introduce some special ones.

1. Workshop at “Inujima Life Garden”

Inside the Botanical Garden of Life, created by Kazuyo Sejima Architects, Atsuo Hashizume, a plant and lifestyle designer, and Yusuke Omuta, an artist, you will find stones and plants that are important when talking about the history of Inujima. We will hold a workshop to think about relationships between humans.

First, we will walk around Inujima and learn about the current situation and history of the island. Afterwards, we will think about the future of Inujima together while touching the plants and stones at the Living Botanical Garden.

2. Private Teshima Art Museum

The Teshima Art Museum, designed by SANAA co-founder Ryue Nishizawa, is a beautiful art museum that organically harmonizes the island's water and other nature with concrete architecture.

The sound of the wind, the sound of birds, the rustling of trees, the sound of your own heart. On this tour, you can witness the moment the water begins to flow in the morning. The moment you become one with nature in the tranquil interior of the hotel, you will experience an unparalleled sense of happiness.

3. Private Inujima Seirensho Art Museum

Surprisingly, the Inujima Seirensho Museum is also available for private use. The Inujima Seirensho Art Museum is an art museum that preserves and regenerates the remains of a copper smelter on Inujima.There is no air conditioning at all, and everything runs on the circulation of natural energy. Under the guidance of a guide, you can relax and enjoy a space that combines industrial heritage and modern art.

4. Meal performance by modern gourmet Mr. Souda Rua

For dinner on the second day, you can enjoy a performance by Souda Rua, a modern gourmet artist active throughout Japan. We make use of local ingredients and use large pieces of Japanese paper as tableware to create creative lines and brightly colored dining tables. You can have a delicious, fun, and comfortable time while enjoying his performance.

5. Dialogue with islanders

We also offer opportunities to interact with the island's residents. Some people may feel the deepest during this time. By listening to stories about the islanders' lives, culture, and life on the island, you can gain a deeper understanding of the charm of the island.

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Tour itinerary and prices

This tour includes an English-speaking guide for the entire tour, so it's okay even if you can't speak Japanese. Land transportation is by bus, and all boats are chartered.

1st day

The meeting place:
10:00 JR Shin-Osaka Station 3F Shinkansen Central Ticket Gate
11:00 JR Okayama Station Shinkansen ticket gate

Okayama Station West Exit - Hoden Port - Inujima - Inujima Seirensho Museum - Hoden Port - Ushimado (Hotel Limani)
* Lunch and dinner included * Dinner is scheduled for around 5:30 pm.

2nd day

Hotel Limany Hoden Port - Inujima (House Project, Art Experience, Botanical Garden Workshop) - Ieura Port - Teshima (Teshima Espoir Park)
*Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included *Dinner is scheduled to be served around 5:30 p.m.

3rd day

Teshima Espoir Park - Teshima Art Museum - Heartbeat Archive - Teshima Yokookan - Ieura Port - Uno Port - JR Okayama Station * Breakfast and lunch included * Disbanding at JR Okayama Station is scheduled to be around 17:00

1st day accommodation: Hotel Limani

On the first day, you will stay at Hotel Limani in Ushijima Town, Okayama Prefecture, which is also known as the "Aegean Sea of ​​Japan." The calm Seto Inland Sea stretches out in front of you, and if the weather is nice, you can relax and enjoy the orange sunset.

The meals are Greek cuisine, and the delicious fish and meat dishes are sure to go well with alcohol. (*This tour fee does not include drinks)

2nd day accommodation: Teshima Espoir Park

On the second day, we will stay at Teshima Espoir Park, which opened in October 2022. It features beautiful cedar wood grain rooms and a dining hall with a large kitchen. Enjoy Souda Rua's performance here. It feels good to go out to the garden and do some yoga, or just relax while looking at the ocean from the rooftop.

travel fee

2 people 1 room 1 adult ¥350,000
*Additional charge: ¥30,000 if 1 person uses 1 room

Would you like to join us on a journey that will enrich your life?

A 3 day, 2 night trip that will open up your five senses is sure to be one you will remember for the rest of your life. Would you like to join us with your loved ones?

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