A 50-minute train ride from the obscure city of Okayama in Southern Japan lies the best-kept secret of the art world: the Art Islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima.
These three forgotten islands that are nestled within the Seto Inland Sea are now home to 18 museums, galleries and installations. Forget public transport, wander from gallery to gallery on bicycle or foot and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
From a wacky bathhouse to the Teshima Art Museum's futuristic structure, the Art Islands will not only be a fun day trip but will also completely inspire you. Even the most hardened critic of modern art will be blown away!
The Archipelago design
The Japanese archipelago consists of 6,852 islands of different sizes. The Archipelago design takes inspiration from the beautiful peppering of islands throughout the Seto Inland Sea. Each island is a jewel in its own right and Archipelago is the perfect design for you to mix and match stones or, better yet, repurpose some of your unworn jewellery into this classic design.