Rice Paddy Art -Inakadate Village-

The rice paddy art began in 1993 when purple and yellow rice plants were used to make a picture of Mt. Iwaki along with letters on rice paddies. The main purpose behind the creation was to take advantage of the tradition of manual work in rice cultivation to give people an opportunity to learn more about rice farming and agriculture.
The rice paddy art uses various colored rice plants as paint on a rice-field canvas. The massive pictures are elaborately designed using perspective drawing methods to make them look their best when seen from the observation platform. The art has gained media attention from domestic and international media because of its uniqueness. Every year, over 100,000 visitors from Japan and abroad come to see the fields, including the Emperor and Empress of Japan in September, 2014.


Rice Making Experience Tour

[Rice Planting Tour Beginning of June]
Fee:Free (lunch provided)
*Please come dressed in clothing appropriate for manual labor. (Prior registration is required)
[Rice Harvesting Tour End of September]
Fee: Free (Onigiri (rice ball) and tonjiru (pork miso soup) are provided)
*Please come dressed in clothing appropriate for manual labor. (Prior registration is required)


[Inakadate-mura Planning Tourism Division, Chamber of tourism section]

TEL  0172-58-2111(ext.242)

FAX  0172-58-4751

e-mail  muraokoshi@vill.inakadate.ig.jp

General Information

Date
Beginning of June ~ mid-October
Venue
First Venue Inakadate-mura Town Hall (Inakadate-mura Town Hall Observation platform)
123-1 Nakatsuji Inakadate Inakadate-mura Minamitsugaru-gun Aomori-ken 038-1113
Second Venue Michi-no-eki Inakadate Yayoi no Sato(Yayoi no Sato Observation platform)
10 Yahata Takahi Inakadate-mura Minamitsugaru-gun 038-1111
Address
青森県南津軽郡田舎館村田舎舘中辻123−1 田舎館村役場(田舎館村展望台)
Contact
Inakadate-mura Planning Tourism Division, Chamber of tourism section
Telephone Number
0172-58-2111
Opening Times
9:00~17:00(Last Admission 16:30)(Beginning of June ~ mid-October)
Closures
Open on weekends and holidays during the rice paddy art event.
Directions


JR Hirosaki Station
1 minute walk
Konan Line 23 minute ride (¥430)
Get off at Tanbo Art Station
Free Car Shuttles 11 minute ride
Inakadate-mura Observation Platform (First Venue)
*Free Car Shuttles available During the rice paddy art event, free car shuttles are available for access between the first venue (Inakadate observation platform) and second venue (Yayoi no Sato observation platform).

JR Hirosaki Station
1 minute walk
Konan Line 25 minute ride (¥430)
Get Off at Inakadate Station
Taxi 5 minute ride
Inakadate-mura Observation Platform (First Venue)


JR Hirosaki Station
1 minute walk
Konan Railway Hirosaki Station
Konan Line 23 minute ride (¥430)
Get off at Tanbo Art Station
Website
(Japanese) Inakadate-muraSee trip advisor

Basic Information

  • Multilingual
    Staff
  • Multilingual
    Signs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Contactless
    Payments
  • Tax Free
  • Parking Lot
  • Barrier-Free
    Toilet
  • Barrier-Free

COVID-19 Prevention

  • Face Masks
    Required
  • Sanitizing
    Stations
  • Temperature
    Checks
  • Physical
    Distancing

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