Japan's Setouchi region is a collection of thousands of islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea. A mild climate, clean beaches, and sparkling blue waters are noted features of these isles--making the area the perfect destination for short getaways from the nearby cities of Okayama, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, and Kobe. A must-see for contemporary art fans is Setouchi Triennale, which is held once every three year and showcases works from both Japanese and international artists. These three thousand islands rising majestically from calmly flowing waters hold a special place in the Japanese psyche. Go deep and you will see not just natural beauty, but the essence of what it means to be truly alive. Discovery and delights, adventure and indulgence--a world of experience awaits travelers in Setouchi.