The Inland Sea
Honshu to Shikoku by boat
As Japan is made up of so many islands, it is naturally home to an extensive network of ferry routes. Crossing the Inland Sea by boat, you will be able to admire the stunning scenery of its coast and its thousands of islands.
travel in Shikoku
According to Japanese mythology, the islands of the Inland Sea are the oldest part of the country. In history, the area around the Inland Sea was the scene of all three great battles of the civil war of the 12th century, between the Heike and Genji clans.
- a high-speed boat, with 13 services per day and taking 1 hour (¥6500, ‘Royal Seats’, ¥7000, on the second deck, where the spray does not hinder the view, foot passengers only);
- a regular ferry, with 10 services per day, taking 3 hours (¥2000, for a car ¥12000).
Wakayama to TokushimaThere are 8 ferries per day and the crossing takes 2 hours (2nd class: ¥2000, 1st class: ¥2500, car ¥9500).
Naoshima IslandNaoshima Island is known for its many contemporary art museums. For example, the Chichu, which houses a number of installations by James Turrell, Walter De Maria, and paintings by Claude Monet. Another contemporary museum (and hotel) is Benesse House, designed by Tadao Ando. There is also the James Bond Museum, inspired by the island being used as one of the settings for the 2002 Bond novel. The Man with the Red Tattoo by Raymond Benson. Boats leave for Naoshima from Uno Port.
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