Hoshitouge Terraced Rice Field

越後松代棚田群 星峠の棚田

The mirror made from water in the early spring and late fall is a magnificent sight

There are many rice terraces in Tokamachi. If you only have time to see one, we recommend the Hoshitoge Rice Terraces. If you visit early in the morning, you may be able to see the sea of clouds drifting into the valley. In summer the whole landscape turns shades of bright green, and in winter, the rice terrace is covered with snow. You can enjoy various beautiful landscapes depending on the season and time.

General Information

Directions●20 minutes by car from Matsudai Station (Hokuhoku Line)
●Approx. 60 minutes by car via the Route 253 from Muikamachi IC (Kanetsu Expressway)
●Approx. 60 minutes by car via the Route 253 from Joetsu IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
Car Park●Regular cars: 20
●Large cars: 1
※Please be reminded of a congestion during water mirror season (especially early morning). 
Opening TimesYear round
※When it snows no car is allowed since we need to remove the snowfall.
NotesSpring (after snowmelt to June) and Fall (Late October to November), water poured into rice paddies which looks like water mirror.
※Please ask us for more details


NameMatsudai Matsunoyama Tourist Information
Telephone Number025-597-3442
E-mail addressmatsu-matsu@tokamachishikankou.jp