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ART × ISLANDS

After taking in the architectural beauty of the Nezu Museum in Aoyama, an area with no shortage of famous architecture, take a trip to see Ritsurin Garden, a beautiful Japanese garden. Next, embark on a sea voyage to tour the islands and art of Setouchi, an area known for the Naoshima and Teshima islands, where nature meets contemporary art.

Official Tokyo Travel Guide
http://www.gotokyo.org/en/index.html

Local government official website
http://www.my-kagawa.jp/brochure

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Haneda Airportmore

The airport serves as an air gateway for Tokyo. The passenger terminal is filled with various commercial facilities, and visitors can command a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay from the rooftop observation deck, so that every one, even those who are not flying, can enjoy the terminal.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Day1

TOKYO

Nihombashimore

The Nihombashi area, known as a "town for merchants," flourished in the Edo period centered on the Five Routes, which converged there. It continues to be the center of commerce and finance even today, with streets lined with offices, department stores, long-standing shops, etc.
On Chuo-dori Street, visitors may enjoy seeing Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, known as Japan's first department store, and other famous buildings of Tokyo, including the nationally designated important cultural properties of Takashimaya Nihombashi Store and the Bank of Japan Headquarters.
There are also numerous long-standing and famous specialty stores and traditional restaurants founded in the Edo period.
Ningyocho, retaining the atmosphere of Shitamachi, has many long-standing businesses from the Edo period, and it is also renowned for Suitengu Shrine dedicated to prayers of conception and easy childbirth, and the ceramics, doll and pickled vegetable fairs synonymous with their respective seasons.

JR Chuo Line
Tokyo Station → Yotsuya Station
JR Sobu Line
Youtsuya Station → Yoyogi Station
40 minutes / 170 yen

JR Sobu Line
Youtsuya Station → Yoyogi Station

Meiji Jingu Shrinemore

The shrine was established in 1920 as a dedication to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and the Empress Dowager Shōken. The extensive forest around the shrine in the center of the city was created artificially by planting a hundred thousand trees donated from people all over the country.
The shrine attracts the greatest number of worshippers every year during "hatsumode" over the New Year period.

Walk
30 minutes

Nezu Museummore

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The museum was founded in 1941 to preserve and display Japanese and East Asian antique art from the collection of its founder, Nezu Kaichiro, a businessman whose career included being President of the Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.
It reopened in October 2009, newly designed by Kengo Kuma. The expanse of this open, relaxing space is an enjoyable place to appreciate art.
The lush 17,000 square meters of Japanese garden creates an oasis in the city, where visitors can take pleasure in the passage of the seasons.

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Omotesando Station → Akasakamitsuke Station
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Akasakamitsuke Station → Tokyo Station
30 minutes / 200 yen

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu

Day2

SHIKOKU(KAGAWA)

07:25 Haneda Airport

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08:45 Takamatsu Airportmore

Takamatsu Airport is the port of entry for air travelers to Kagawa Prefecture and currently has three domestic routes (Tokyo (Haneda, Narita), Okinawa) and three international routes (Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei). With a total of six active routes, many people use this very convenient airport.
At the 1st floor Takamatsu Airport Information Center (Tourist Information Center), in addition to multi-lingual guidance, visitors can receive free Wi-Fi cards and Kagawa Prefecture tourist information.

Kinku Bus
Takamatsu Airport → Kotohira
About 45 minutes / 1,500 yen

Kotohira-gu Shrinemore

A god of the sea known as "Konpira-san of Sanuki" from long ago. From the shrine road entrance, there are 785 stone steps to the main shrine and 1,368 stone steps to the rear shrine. There are many historical sites and cultural properties on the road leading up to shrine.
A road to the rear of the shrine has vegetation that changes with the seasons, such as cherry blossoms in the spring, azaleas in the early summer, and red foliage in the autumn. Here, the eternal flow of time flows unchanged, gently into the future.
The area nearby is dotted from Important Cultural Properties, such as the Konpira Grand Theatre (Kanamaru-za) and a tall lantern tower. In addition, the town itself, with its retro Showa townscape, exudes a nostalgic atmosphere.

Kotoden-Kotohira Station → Kotoden Ritsurin-koen Station
About 50 minutes / 600 yen

Ritsurin Gardenmore

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A garden that has remnants of stone arrangements made with methods from the Muromachi era (14th-16th centuries), Ritsurin Garden was built to be used as a villa by successive feudal lords of the Takamatsu Domain in Sanuki during the Edo period, taking over 100 years to complete.
More recently, the garden has been designated a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and is also an Important Cultural Property. It also has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide Japan travel guide, signifying that it's worth travelers' time to pay a visit. This and other high praise from in and outside Japan proves this is one of the nation's foremost daimyo (feudal lord) gardens, and the beautiful scenery inside will continue to be safeguarded.

JR Ritsurin-Koen-Kitaguchi Station → JR Takamatsu Station
About 10 minutes / 210 yen

JR Takamatsu Stationmore

Takamatsu Station is the starting point for the JR Yosan and Kotoku Lines and is a terminal station where travelers can go to major cities in the Shikoku and Chugoku areas, and even to Tokyo by sleeper train.
Since Kagawa Prefecture is famous for udon noodles, the station was given the nickname "Sanuki Takamatsu Udon Station."
This year, a new tourist information center (Kagawa/Takamatsu Tourist Information) was opened near the station's ticket gates. In addition to staff that can speak English, Chinese, and Korean, with the introduction of a telephone interpretation service, guidance can be given in three foreign languages at all times. In addition, two tablet devices let tourists search for information freely and an assortment of pamphlets offer tourist information for Shikoku, the Kinki and Chugoku areas, as well as the rest of Japan. It is open everyday from 9:00 to 20:00.

Walk
About 5 minutes

Daiwa Roynett Hotel Takamatsu

Day3

Daiwa Roynett Hotel Takamatsu

Walk
About 5 minutes

Shikoku Kisen Ferry, Takamatsu - Naoshima route
Takamatsu → Naoshima (Miyanoura)
About 50-60 minutes / 520 yen (990 yen roundtrip)

Naoshima more

Naoshima is a beautiful island in the Seto Inland Sea with a blending of nature, art, and architecture. Visitors can see the beauty of the Setouchi island archipelago blended with art attractions such as the Benesse House Museum, the Chichu Art Museum, and the Art House Project. This island is full of unique charm that can only be experienced here.
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful islands of Seto Inland Sea, the Setouchi Triennale international contemporary art festival is held once every three years.

Shikoku Kisen Ferry, Takamatsu - Naoshima route
Naoshima (Miyanoura) → Teshima (Ieura)
About 30 minutes / 620 yen

Teshimamore

From the Mt. Danyama Observatory, visitors have a 360-degree view of the Seto Inland Sea all the way to the Shikoku and Chugoku areas. This is also a great vantage point to see the approximately 9 hectares of the Karato rice paddies sprawled out along the hillside.
In addition to the eye-popping blue of the sea and the white sands of bathing beaches such as Mikogahama, the island is also a home to art. Various art attractions include rare museums (Teshima Art Museum, Teshima Yokoo House) and the Les Archives du Cœur heartbeat archive. Olives are the local specialty product and Teshima has Asia's largest olive plantation.

Shodoshima Teshima ferry
Karato Port (Teshima)→Tonosho Port (Shodoshima)
Travel time: 20 minutes / 480 yen
(Ferry: 30 minutes / 480 yen)

Free island shuttle bus (operated by Bay Resort Hotel Shodoshima)
Tonosho Port → Bay Resort Hotel shodoshima

Bay Resort Hotel Shodoshima

Day4

Bay Resort Hotel Shodoshima

Shodoshima Olive Bus Tanoura eigamura line
Kamesaki → Tanoura eigamura
15 minutes / 300 yen

Twenty-four Eyes Movie Villagemore

Overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, the village was the outdoor set for the movie Twenty-Four Eyes.
A step inside transports you back to the early Showa era and the Tsuboi Sakae memorial museum and the theater that played Twenty-Four Eyes. Enjoy the school lunch set with its old fashioned alumite tableware.
The village also features a 1950s golden era of Japanese film gallery, a display of the movie Yokame no Semi (Rebirth) in the Kinema no Iori, plus a seasonal flower garden.

Shodoshima Olive Bus Tanoura eigamura line
Tanoura eigamura → Tonosho Port
70 minutes / 300 yen

Shikoku Ferry
Tonosho Port (Shodo Island) → Takamatsu Port
Ferry: 60 minutes / 690 yen
(High speed boat: 35 minutes / 1,170 yen)

Takamatsu Port limousine bus
JR Takamatsu Station → Takamatsu Airport
40 minutes / 760 yen

Takamatsu Airport

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Haneda Airport

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