Teshima Island

A bounteous isle of flowing streams and terraced rice paddies

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    Photo: Shintaro Miyawaki

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The island of Teshima has a population of 850 and an area of 14.5 km2 (as of April 1, 2017), and is located between Shodoshima and Naoshima Islands.
From Mt. Dan, which towers over the island, plentiful water wells up that has supported rice farming, agriculture, and people’s livelihoods up to the present day. Disembark at Ieura Port, and you will first notice orchards of lemons, olives, and mandarin oranges growing vigorously in the temperate climate of the Seto Inland Sea. Terraced rice paddies on the mountainsides create a stunning view as they cascade down to the water. On this island, enjoy art expertly interwoven with the natural scenery.

Art museums on the island are usually closed on Tuesdays. However, since closures can change with national holidays or the season, make sure to check the calendar for Benesse Art Site Naoshima. Teshima can be reached by boat from Takamatsu, Naoshima, Shodoshima, or Inujima (Okayama Prefecture). However, the Naoshima – Teshima – Inujima ferry does not run when the museums are closed.

■ Getting around the island
・Public buses stop at the main sights on the island.
・When the weather is good, explore the island with an electric bicycle. Bikes can be rented near the port. Follow traffic regulations, and enjoy your ride.
・Maps of the island are available at the port or from the Teshima Tourism Navi website.

■ Main Sights
Teshima Art Museum, Teshima Yokoo House, Karato Spring Water, Les Archives du Cœur, Shima Kitchen, Umi no Restaurant

Inspiring Art Island Hopping

Basic Information

Address 小豆郡土庄町豊島

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