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Japan’s 5 Most Beautiful Rice Terraces



9. January. 2019

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The terraced rice fields of Japan, are integral to the nation's cultural DNA. Carved into the foliage of the rugged mountainsides across the map, from the snow-capped mountains of Niigata to the islands of Nagasaki, they not only produce one of the country's most important foods but also have over centuries laid the foundation of the nation's landscape. Equal parts visually beautiful and historically significant, here are some of the best.

Japan’s 5 Most Beautiful Rice Terraces


  • Hirado Kasuga no Tanada, Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Maruyama Senmaida, Mie Prefecture
  • Shiroyone Senmaida, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Hamanoura Rice Terraces, Saga Prefecture
  • Hoshitoge, Niigata Prefecture

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