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Getting There & Away

Okayama is the main transport hub for the region. The city is on the JR San-yō line and shinkansen line, connecting to Osaka in the east and Hiroshima to the west. Yonago in Tottori Prefecture is served by the limited express Yakumo and Sunrise Izumo.

Naoshima and the other 'art islands' can be accessed from Uno Port, south of Okayama, and Takamatsu in Kagawa, which can make a more convenient base for Naoshima than Okayama. There are rail links to Takamatsu, from where there are also ferries to Shōdo-shima.