The rice fields constructed like stairs up the mountainside are called senmaida. Yotsuya Senmaida is a collection of beautiful rice fields that extend across Mt. Kurakake. Peaceful scenes like this were a common one in old Japan. Clear, fresh water gushes out from halfway up the mountain, and you can even see spawning forest green tree frogs, which only live in clean water. If you visit here, begin by greeting the scarecrow that stands near the entrance. Scarecrows that almost look like actual farmers are protecting these rice fields.
- 【For those visiting the rice terraces, please be mindful of the following】
- Rice terraces are an important type of (privately owned) arable land that farmers use to grow rice.
When visiting the rice terraces, please mind your manners. Please do not step foot onto the rice fields or the footpaths between them, or park your vehicles outside of the designated parking spots. Please also take your garbage home with you.
Please refrain from parking on the roads by Yotsuya Senmaida (Yotsuya's rice terraces), as these roads are narrow, and parking there will be an inconvenience for the local farmers and other residents, as well as other people using the roads.
Yotsuya, Shinshiro City
- Phone Number
- 0536-29-0829 (Shinshiro City Tourism Association)
- Neighboring Facilities
- Yamabiko Nooka
Kaore no Ume Park
- 20 parking spaces
Get directions on Google Maps
- 18.5 km (32 min.) from the Shin-Tomei Expressway Shinshiro I.C. by car
- Approx. 60 min., 33.5 km from the Tomei Expressway Toyokawa I.C. by car
- Approx. 40 min., 28 km from the San-en Nanshin Expressway Horaikyo I.C. by car
- Approx. 40 min., 28 km from the Shin-Tomei Expressway Hamamatsu-Inasa I.C. by car