The Setouchi International Art Triennale Festival

Taking place every three years, Naoshima, Teshima and 10 other “art islands” including Megijima, Inujima and Shodoshima host a collection of installations and artists for the Setouchi International Art Triennale.

Known for their location specific installations, such as Yayoi Kusama’s yellow pumpkin, this is the perfect art meets travel trip.

The next edition of the festival is fast upcoming, beginning 14th April 2022. The Setouchi Triennale will run from April 14 to May 18, August 5 to September 4 and September 29 to November 6, 2022.


SevenTravel specialises in tailor-made milestone trips that expand travellers’ worlds, through unique adventures and authentic experiences across the globe. The Setouchi Triennale Festival is no exception.

Offering the chance to tailor-make packages, the brand offers travellers a chance to Island hop with an artsy twist across the Setouchi Islands, Japan.

The package includes:

Experience art in the most fabulous and personalised way, at guests own pace in a private yacht and set sail for the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima to explore The Setouchi Triennale Festival.

Cycling and strolling the islands to discover the Teshima Art Museum, Inujima Art House Project and many other private galleries and exhibitions.

A stay at Benesse House, Naoshima – both a museum and hotel, the property is based on the “coexistence of nature, art and architecture” with artworks and installations found throughout the building.

After years of arts festival cancellations, The Setouchi Triennale Festival is a really exciting addition to the travel market.

The Setouchi Island Experience is part of a wider Japan itinerary from SevenTravel, get in touch for further information.