Setouchi, Japan as it once was, yet still is today. The authentic, unique, calm, and soothing side of the country opens its doors to its past with explorations through untouched natural wonders, traditional cuisine, culture and customs, and unique architecture that is a reflection of the past.
It is a land of quirky experiences where nearly anything is seemingly possible….marinate on these ideas to get inspired!
- Explore the picturesque Bikan Historical Quarter In Kurashiki, filled with shops amid carefully preserved traditional structures
- Spend incredibly memorable evenings in the most curious of accommodations including authentic Ryokans serving traditional dinners
- Spend time marveling at two Shinto shrine- Motonosumi Inari Shrine and Itsukushima Shrine of equally impressive size and design
- Track down the olive Wagyu beef, the rarest steak in the world and delight in its rich marble heartiness
- The Setouchi Triennale Is a brilliant contemporary art festival that spans across 12 islands in the Seto Inland Sea, happening every 3 years and in the meantime, visit the art island of Naoshima. The next edition happens in 2022 across Spring, Summer and Autumn sessions and the artist showcase agenda shall be released soon.
- Explore the many Islands by water with a stay aboard Guntû, an elegant vessel complete with stylish rooms, multiple restaurants and itineraries with plenty of shore excursions
- Discover the manicured lushness of Ritsurin Garden and Korakuen, some of the greatest gardens of Japan
- Get divinely delicious In Kagawa, also called the Udon Prefecture becuase of it’s variety of thick white noodles- try them or learn how to make your own and be sure to catch the Miyajima Oyster Festival In February
- Cross the Kazurabashi Bridge, suspended 45 feet above a canyon for a thrilling trek
- Explore Himeji Castle, comprised of 83 buildings and dubbed “the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture.”
- Grab a bike and cycle all or part of the Shimanami Kaido…and sail back to your starting point!
For more information, please visit www.setouchifinder.com/en