Many people visit Teshima during Setouch Triennale 2019, and everywhere is expected to see crowds.
We are working to reduce congestion in all areas, but as this is a small island, it may at some points be a bit of a nuisance on those visiting. We ask kindly for your understanding and cooperation.
[Period forecast to be crowded]
26th on April to 26th on May, 19th on July to 25th on August, 28th on September to 4th November.
[Areas forecast to be crowded]
Most of the boats that land at Teshima are so-called “passenger boats,” which can hold under 100 people. There is a possibility you may be unable to ride when it is very crowded. In addition, boat tickets begin being sold 30 minutes before departure. Please come to the port early.
Payment of all boat fares is to be done in cash, and credit cards or other forms of payment can not be used. Please prepare cash beforehand.
Crowding is forecasted on the following boats:
Shodoshima Teshima Ferry (Uno-Ieura-Karato-Tonosho)
・8:40 a.m. Uno departure
・4:10 p.m. Karato departure, 4:25 p.m. Ieura departure
*On May 9st, it will be impossible to ride the following departures between Uno and Ieura, due to the transport of hazardous materials.
11:10 Uno departure, 11:50 Ieura arrival (It is possible to ride from Ieura at 11:50 until the ferry arrives at Tonosho at 12:39)
14:00 Ieura departure, 14:39 Uno arrival (It is possible to ride from Tonosho at 13:10 until the ferry arrives at Ieura at 14:00)
＊Both passenger boats and ferries operate on this route. If the number of passengers exceeds the capacity of a limited-space passenger boat, there is a chance that not all will be able to ride on a passenger boat. In addition, as extra boats will not be operated, it is recommended to take a large capacity ferry.
Teshima Ferry (Takamatsu-Honmura-Ieura)
・3:10 p.m. Ieura departure
・5:20 p.m. Ieura departure
・5:35 p.m. Ieura departure
・On August 14th, the boat will operate on a Tuesday schedule (3 round-trip departures), along with an extra departure (8:20 a.m. Ieura departure, and 9:02 a.m. Takamatsu departure).
＊Only passenger boats operate on this route. During crowded times, the number of departures may increase to accommodate need. Please be aware there are times when departures cannot be increased due to circumstances.
Shikoku Kisen (Miyanoura-Ieura-Inujima)
・9:20 a.m. Miyanoura departure
・12:10 p.m. Miyanoura departure
・4:17 p.m. Ieura departure
*If the number of passengers exceeds the capacity of a limited-space passenger boat, there is a chance that not all will be able to ride on a passenger boat.
Teshima Art Museum and Shima Kitchen distribute numbered tickets during crowded times.
Teshima Art Museum
When Teshima Art Museum is crowded, there are some cases where numbered tickets will be issued. These numbered tickets will be distributed at the Teshima Art Museum Ticket Counter. In addition, you can check the distribution status for the current day’s tickets at the information signboard in Ieura Port.
Only during the period of Setouchi Triennale 2019, we sell Online Tickets for Teshima Art Museum on the web (see details here)
Shima Kitchen will distribute numbered tickets during Setouchi Triennale, if you do not have a numbered ticket, you cannot eat on the premises. The tickets will be distributed starting from 10:30 at Shima Kitchen.
In addition, you can check the distribution status for the current day’s tickets at the port information signboard in Ieura Port.
For details, please refer to the following link.
(3) Rental bicycles and more
Every year, rentals almost completely sell out in the morning. Making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended. Please check the list of stores where you can make reservations here. In addition, as the volume of traffic on the island increases, it becomes easier to get into an accident. There is no hospital on the island. Please pay attention to your cycling and road safety.
The island buses are expected to be crowded. The number of buses will increase to meet need, but it may be impossible to ride at some points. Please arrive early at the bus stops when it is crowded.
The accommodations on the island are limited. Absolutely make a reservation in advance. If the lodging facilities on the island are totally full, please use ones in the area, including in Takamatsu or Shodoshima.