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The Beautiful Landscape of Hoshitouge Rice Terrace, Niigata

The Beautiful Landscape of Hoshitouge Rice Terrace, Niigata

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This spectacular terrace-shaped scenery is actually not a tourist site, but rather a private crop field where farmers are growing rice. However, the picturesque landscape is famous for its beauty and is included in the list of the best 100 Japanese villages.

The scenery completely changes according to the season. Here are some beautiful views that will make you want to go see for yourself!

Hoshitouge Terrace in Spring


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Hoshitouge Terrace in Summer


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Hoshitouge Terrace in Autumn


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When the fields are filled with water, the surfaces look like a mirror reflecting the sky.

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The 15th Japan rice terrace summit was held here.

Hoshitouge Terrace in Winter


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Location: Touge, Tokamachi, Niigata Pref.

Access:
- 20 minutes by car from Matsudai station (Hokuhoku line)
- 1 hour by car from Muikamachi interchange (National Route 253)
- 1 hour by car from Joetsu interchange (National Route 253)

Website: http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/sys/data?page-id=10051 (Japanese)