Ogijima Island

L'ile d'Ogijima

Ogijima Island


An abandoned island brought back to life with art

Located between the large islands of Honshu and Shikoku, Ogijima is one of the smallest islands in the Seto Inland Sea and shines during the Setouchi Triennial season attracting visitors from all around the world!


Responding to the sweet name of Ogicho, the village of Ogijima has long been a victim of the rural exodus. And if today the village still has a hundred inhabitants, it is mainly made up of fishermen and elderly people who are still too attached to the beauty of the place to leave.

This is why the small island still attracted very few people about ten years ago, apart of course from seasoned hikers who were full of praise for its old houses and its green curves.

Le phare d'Ogijima

Ogijima Lighthouse


Des maisons pittoresques désormais au service de l'art

Picturesque houses now at the service of art


On the occasion of the Triennale, it is therefore provided with your ArtPassport (a pass allowing you to enter each site for free the first time, then to pay only 200 yen (about 1.60 euros) for entry the following times instead of 300 yen (about 2.50 euros)) that you will discover Ogijima!

Among the various works of art that populate the island, Ogijima Soul, a building with enigmatic architecture, the Tako Tsuboru, a children's playground in the shape of an octopus, and the paintings of the Ogijima Valley which are present everywhere in the village, are ''must see'' in this season.

Without forgetting of course the different sculptures, cafes, and optical games, which are sure to arouse the curiosity of adults and children alike!

Art en scène

Performing arts

Flick/Kentaro Ohno

Les Triennales à Ogijima

The Triennales in Ogijima


Ogijima Soul

Ogijima Soul

Flick/Kentaro Ohno

Les peintures de la Vallée d'Ogijima

Ogijima Valley Paintings

Flick/Carol Lin

Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    By boat from Takamatsu (Kotoku, Yosan lines), adult - 1040 yen round trip, child - 520 yen round trip.
  • Access

    The three highlights of the 2019 Setouchi Triennale: April 26 to May 26, July 19 to August 25, and September 28 to November 4.

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