Roadside Station Inakadate Yayoi no Sato

Michi no Eki Road Station
A roadside station standing along National Route 102 and located in Inakadate Village, Aomori Prefecture, a village famous for its rice paddy art which uses rice paddies like a giant canvas to create artistic works. The station's spacious, 7.5 hectare grounds are home to a farm-fresh center selling local specialty products and a restaurant where you can enjoy Yayoi udon noodles and other local dishes. There are also a variety of leisure facilities such as a park, playground, miniature golf course, and a petting zoo, and the station is a popular destination for families with children and people of all ages.

Spot details

Aomori Pref. Minamitsugaruguninakadatemura Takahi Yahata 10
[Direct production center]
[Apr.--Nov.] 8:30-18:00
[Dec.--Mar.] 8:30-17:30

11:00-17:30 (L.O.16:30)

[Playset Facility]
[Direct production center, Restaurant] 12/31 pm-1/1
[Playset facility] 3rd Tuesday, Winter (Nov.--April. Mid)
[Combined play equipment] Up to Elementary School Students 300yen, Junior high school students and older 400yen
[Pattern Golf] Up to Elementary School Students 200yen, Junior high school students and older 400yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay, NICOS, DC, etc.)
Available (Smoking area available outdoors)
Available(Free Wi-Fi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (direct production center only)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • This roadside location is the Second Rice Paddy Art field with observatory and playgrounds
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.09.18
    Inakadate is a small rice farming village. In 1993 the village people came up with ideas of designing mural size of rice fields, which have been growing rice for over 2000 years, to boost the local...
  • Artwork!
    4.0 Reviewed:2015.08.19
    If you happen to visit Aomori around July and August, I would definitely recommend to add this place into your tour plan. We arrived the exhibition ground around 9:30am, and already it is packed with...
  • Tanbo Rice Art
    3.0 Reviewed:2012.12.27
    We visited to see the Tanbo Rice Art from the tower located at this road station. There was some sort of secondhand market going on that day, and the playground between the station and the tower was...

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