Inagura’s Rice Terraces
There are more than 780 rice terraces along the Inagura River at heights from 640-900 meters, with the well-kept paddies and the beauty of their stacked stone walls giving a sense of the people’s activities. The changing colors of the four seasons and the streets of Ueda City spread below like a miniature diorama, and a view off in the distance of Mt. Yatsugatake, Utsukushigahara, and the mountains of the Northern Alps weave a stirring backdrop. In addition to a slate of activities that includes the sale of Japanese sake from Hazekake rice and rice terrace rice, agricultural experiences for elementary and junior high school students, and the chance to take ownership of a rice terrace, there are sightseeing events like the scarecrow festival and firefly flame festival, and other highly unique events such as the “Rice Terrace Adventure Guide on Vamos” and “Tilling Paddy Camping” are held.
|address||Tonoshiro, Ueda City|
|since||mid Edo Period (18th century)|
|access||(1) About 20 minutes by car from Ueda Station |
(2) About 10 minutes from "Ueda Sugadaira IC" or "Tobu Yunomaru IC" on the Joshinetsu Expressway