Look at this picture.
Don’t you think it is beautiful?
This kind of rice 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 rice 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.
Rice terrace-Tanada is a heritage that unites the wisdom and efforts of our predecessors.
Rice Terrace Tanada (Miyazaki)
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.
Guests can use the Japanese-style room on the first floor of the house with the scent of slyness and the loft on the second floor as bedrooms. The room leading to the loft has a bed. So it is recommended for those who are not good at futons. In the loft, there is also a small relaxing space where you can see the view from the window and the starry sky. You can also see the weeping cherry blossoms from the Japanese-style room on the 1st floor.
Since we usually operate agriculture, we also offer seasonal agricultural experiences such as picking wild vegetables in spring, harvesting vegetables, and picking up in autumn.
In the bath, water is boiled with firewood. You can always experience chopping firewood or boiling a bath.
In addition to agriculture, my father is hunting deer, wild boars, etc., so he can also see and experience traps and hunting scenery. You can also taste game dishes using prey.
If you want dinner, you can also make and eat together using seasonal ingredients and local products harvested at home.
Breakfast, dinner and farming experience are optional.
Incidentally, there is a hiking course (about 2 hours one way) to Mt. Tansuke, the symbol of Ninogage Town.
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.