A nationally acclaimed art festival held once every three years on the Naoshima, Toyoshima, Megijima and Ogijima islands in the Seto Inland Sea, the Setouchi Triennale is directed by Fram Kitagawa of Echigo-Tsumari Art Field fame. Pieces here are displayed out in the open, making them blend into the surrounding nature. It's a completely new kind of art jamboree, with hundreds of thousands of visitors making the trip across the ocean to witness it.
You can catch the exhibition during spring (March 20 to April 17), summer (July 18 to September 4), and autumn (October 8 to November 6) this year, making for a total of 108 days. On Naoshima, you'll be greeted by architect Sou Fujimoto's sculpture, as well as unmissable pieces by Shinro Ohtake and Christian Boltanski. On Toyoshima, you can enjoy a seasonally changing programme of performing arts.
For more info on the festival, check out 'Four reasons to visit the Setouchi Triennale'.