Teshima is an island in the Seto Inland Sea and is part of Kanagawa, Japan.
Teshima has an area of approximately 14.5 km² and a population of approximately 1,000 people.
There is a circular road that connects 3 fishing villages on the island. A mountain is in the middle of the island.
HistoryTeshima has been inhabited for 14,000 years.
The island was the subject of a scandal in which 600,000 tons of toxic waste were illegally dumped on the island. In 2000, after a 25-year legal battle, the waste was transported to Naoshima for processing.
By boatFerries operate to/from Uno Port in Tamano (40 minutes) and to/from Shodoshima (¥480-770). The ferry schedule is available online.
There are two ports On Teshima: Ieura and Karato. Both ports have lockers available for luggage storage (¥300-500).
By busShuttle buses circumnavigate the island and cost ¥200 for adults or ¥100 for children.
By bicycleBicycles can be rented at either port.
phone: +81 879 68 3555address: 607 KaratoThe museum, which resembles a water droplet landing on concrete, was created by Ryue Nishizawa. It has only has 1 exhibit: Matrix, by the artist Rei Naito. Silence and bare feet are required.
Les Archives du Coeur (Heart Archives)Make a recording of and listen to your heartbeat!
Festivals and events
The Setouchi Triennale aka Setouchi International Art FestivalThe festival takes place over several islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Works of contemporary art are installed throughout the islands.
Teshima-yaphone: +81 879-68-3345
Amore Teshima Resortphone: +81 879-68-3331