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Teshima is an island in the Seto Inland Sea and is part of Kagawa, Japan.

Understand[edit]

Like Naoshima and Inujima, Teshima is famous for its contemporary art exhibits.

Teshima has an area of approximately 14.5 km² and a population of approximately 1,000 people.

There is a circular road that connects 3 fishing villages on the island. A mountain is in the middle of the island.

History[edit]

Teshima has been inhabited for 14,000 years.

The island was the subject of a scandal in which 600,000 tons of toxic waste were illegally dumped on the island. In 2000, after a 25-year legal battle, the waste was transported to Naoshima for processing.

Get in[edit]

By boat[edit]

Ferries operate to/from Uno Port in Tamano (40 minutes) and to/from Shodoshima (¥480-770). The ferry schedule is available online.

There are two ports On Teshima: Ieura and Karato. Both ports have lockers available for luggage storage (¥300-500).

Get around[edit]

A map and a guide are available online.

By bus[edit]

Shuttle buses circumnavigate the island and cost ¥200 for adults or ¥100 for children.

By bicycle[edit]

Bicycles can be rented at either port.

See[edit]

Teshima Art Museum
  • Teshima Art Museum, 607 Karato, +81 879 68 3555. The museum, which resembles a water droplet landing on concrete, was created by Ryue Nishizawa. It has only has 1 exhibit: Matrix, by the artist Rei Naito. Silence and bare feet are required. ¥1,540, free for aged 15 and under.
  • Les Archives du Coeur (Heart Archives). Make a recording of and listen to your heartbeat!

Do[edit]

Festivals and events[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Amore Teshima Resort (In the southwestern part of the island), +81 879-68-3331.

Connect[edit]

Free WiFi is available at the port, limited to 8 sessions of 30 minutes each per day (total of 240 minutes/day).

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