The Setouchi Triennale modern art festival was first held in 2010 with the goal of revitalizing the island communities of the Seto Inland Sea, which had fallen victim to depopulation and economic standstill despite their picturesque setting. As the festival features both permanent and temporary museums and installations, the overall concept places equal emphasis on art and architecture. Many of the permanent museums on this itinerary rank among the finest examples of contemporary architecture in the world today, and the Tadao Ando Museum even pays homage to the renowned Japanese architect who is its namesake. Visit this museum and many more on this voyage across island-dotted, aquamarine waters as you ferry between the premier islands of the Seto Inland Sea. The Setouchi Triennale has helped to reinvigorate the culture and economic prosperity of this region – be a part of this celebration of contemporary art, and take in the festivities while savoring some of Japan’s finest hotels.