Takamatsu

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The 2016 Setouchi Triennale is held around Takamatsu over three sessions:
Spring Session:   March 20 to April 17
Summer Session:   July 18 to September 4
Autumn Session:   October 8 to November 6

Takamatsu (高松) is the capital of Kagawa, Japan's smallest prefecture. The city's port used to be the main entry point to Shikoku Island until the opening of the Seto Ohashi Bridge in 1988.

The Matsudaira Clan, relatives of the Tokugawa Shogun, controlled Takamatsu's former castle town and surrounding area, then known as the Sanuki Province, during most of the Edo Period. The ruling clan is also responsible for the construction of Ritsurin Koen, one of Japan's most beautiful gardens.

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Ritsurin Koen

Outstanding Japanese style landscape garden.

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Ogijima Island

Small island with a lighthouse and lovely village.

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Shikoku Mura

Open air museum about Shikoku architecture.

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Megijima Island

Also known as the Ogre Island from Momotaro.

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Yashima

Flat topped mountain with various sights.

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Side Trips from Takamatsu

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Naoshima

Small island with a lot of modern art.

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Teshima Island

Another island with intriguing contemporary art.

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Kotohira

Site of Shikoku's most popular shrine.

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Shodoshima

Island in the Seto Inland Sea know for olives.

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Marugame

Port city in Kagawa, known for its castle.

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