As part of my 17 night trip I would like a relaxing stop in between the cities and like the idea of Shikoku and the art islands such as Neshima and Taoshima. I will be travelling in May, outside the Setouchi festival.
I have 3 nights and will be travelling by JRpass. Is Takamatsu reasonable as I can have easy access to the ferries? It seems a bit built up and in some ways I would prefer somewhere a bit more rural/coastal.