Look at this picture.
Don’t you think it is beautiful?
This kind of paddies is called “Tanada” which literally means “rice terrace“.
This rice terrace-Tanada occupies about 220,000ha across the country, which means 8% of all the paddy fields in Japan.
The reason why there are so many rice terraces in Japan is quite simple.
Because roughly 70% of the country is covered with mountains.
Therefore, we have had a necessity to cultivate even mountain slopes or valleys.
Go up and up, just like a stairway to heaven.
Rice terrace-Tanada is a heritage that unites the wisdom and efforts of our predecessors.
Here you can see a video which introduces “Rice Terraces of Hermit” in Miyazaki prefecture.
This place is also called “Machu Pikchu in Japan”.
Watch the video “Rice Terrace (Miyazaki)” and check how beautiful it is.
2. Vacation Rental
Let me introduce unique vacation rentals which command splendid views of rice terrace-Tanada.
These vacation rentals will offer you a wonderful experience which you could never imagine in the usual hotel stay.
Tucked away in a mountain village, Aun-sanbō offers amazing landscapes of green rice terraces. It’s so beautiful that they have been designated as one of the 100 greatest rice terraces in Japan.
It took 5 years to build this individual house, made of noble materials that were more than 100 year-old.
In the evening, you can see the Milky Way shining in the starry night sky, offering a whole different world of wonders to contemplate. Simply relax, and let the sounds of nature put you to sleep.
In the morning, wake up to the songs of the birds and gaze at the view of a sea of clouds as you enjoy breakfast.