Best Rice Terraces In Asia

Here're best Rice Terraces in Asia. We released a ranking of reviews about Rice Terraces posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Asia.

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Like steps climbing up from the seashore, Hamanoura Terraced Rice Field is formed on the mountain slope. The scenery of the evening sun lightening the field is very visionary. During the end of April to the beginning of May, the rice fields draw water, and the sun comes to the center. Many people visit to see this scenery.◎For the parking area gets crowded during the best season, so you should arrive earlier if you want to see the evening sun.

Address:Hamanoura Genkai-cho, Higashimatsura-gun, Saga

Access:30 min by car from JR Karatsu Station. Parking area is available. 45 min by bus from Karatsu (Oteguchi) Bus Center to Hamanoura Bus Stop, then walk 5 min.


Located at Shodoshima Island, Nakayama Senmaida is one of the 100 most beautiful terraced rice field in Japan. Surrounded by the mountains in the island, the green and gold rice fields spreads like stairs, and it's a comfort scenery of old time in Japan. I thought it beautiful for the first time in my life. The best season is between May and September.◎From the rear of the crowded dinner 'Komame Shokudo', go up by car along the street, then you can find here. A popular photo spot is toward the path of 'no vehicles' to go to the 'Water Spot'.

Address:1512-2 Nakayama Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa


Te-shima is located almost in the middle of Kagawa and Okayama. The slope of the 255th prefectural road at Karato area is beautiful photogenic road with peaceful terraced rice fields and Setouchi ocean view. Let's enjoy cycling at beautiful Te-shima Island♪◎255th Prefectural Road near Tashima Art Museum. Access: a public bus is possible, but to hire an electric bicycle would be better for travel around Te-shima Island

Address:Karato Teshima Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: get off at 'Teshima Art Museum' and you can find the slope in front of the museum. Bicycle: about 25min from Ieura Port.


Higashiushirobata ride field is selected as one of the 100 most beautiful terraced rice fields in Japan. I like to see it specially at dusk in May or June. Many photographers get together to take pictures of the setting sun reflected on the whole paddy fields. After the sun set, you can also see the glittering fire on boats to lure fish.

Address:Hhigashiushirobata Yuya, Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi

Access:20 min by taxi from Nagato Furuichi Station. 80 min by car from Yamaguchi city. Free parking area is available.


It's one of the 100 Most Scenic Terraced Rice Fields In Japan. Although it's not so large, these're few fallow fields and almost all of them are used actually.

Address:Nukida Ojiroku Kami-cho, Mikata-gun, Hyogo

Access:140 min from Kobe city, 150 min from Osaka city, or 60 min from Tottori.


The rice terraces of Kashihara have been certified as one of the "100 Best Rice Terraces in Japan" and the first "Important Cultural Landscape of the Country" in Tokushima Prefecture. The rice terraces are distributed between 500m and 700m above sea level, and the shape of the ridge is a non-linear curve, and the contour lines of the mountains are projected in the shape of the ridge. The beauty of the rice terraces in Kashihara is based on the "curve of the ridge," "stage of the ridge," and "small area of ​​the field."

Address:23 Hakutsuru Ikumi Kamikatsu-cho, Katsura-gun, Tokushima

Access:90 min by car from Tokushima. Free parking area is available.


At the mountainside located at 400 meters above sea level, there's a wonderful contrast of red cluster amaryllis and shinning gold ears of rice. I was fascinated with the original scenery of Japan so much.◎50 min by car from Haki IC. A bathroom is prepared.

Address:4081 Hoshino-mura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka

Access:By car or taxi, 40 min from Chikugoyoshii Station, 110 min from Fukuoka Airport, or 110 min from Hakata Airport.


Tsuzura Tanada (terraced rice fields) located in Ukiha, Fukuoka Prefecture. You can see the cluster amaryllis bloom like a fringe around the rice fields! Also the white one can be found in places.

Address:Shinkawa Ukiha-machi, Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka

Access:By car or taxi, 30 min from Ukiha Station, 90 min from Hakata Station, or 80 min from Fukuoka Station.

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