With the refurbishment of the $51-million Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, a new Shimanami bike ferry and now the Setouchi Trienniale 2019, Setouchi tops the NYT’s list of 52 Places Go in 2019 at #7. 

About the Trienniale, the NYT writes: “Japan’s ancient Setouchi region, which includes the Seto Inland Sea’s islands and coastal areas, will host the Setouchi Trienniale 2019, a major art fair held in three seasonal installments; sites in 2019 include the less-frequented islands of Teshima and Honjima, where you can better experience the balance of nature and art.”

Read more about Japan’s unspoiled art- and nature-filled island region here: https://nyti.ms/2Ca5LEm