Yamakoshi Rice Terraces


The Beautiful Countryside Scenery of Old Japan

  The rice paddies of Yamakoshi sit on a mountain slope in a staircase pattern, commonly known as “rice terraces.”
  Tanada (rice terraces) were made by our ancestors, who devoted themselves to cultivating the steep slopes as a farm. They made great efforts to maintain the farm by carrying all the equipment and fertilizers over their shoulders up and down the terraces. They would even carry the harvested rice this way.
  After the rice planting season in May, nishikigoi carp fries are released into the rice paddies, making it the most beautiful season throughout the year.
  In 2003, the area was selected as an Important Cultural Landscape in Relation to the Industry of Agriculture and Fishery.
  It was also approved as the first Japan Nationally Important Agricultural Heritage System, as a “rice production and nishikigoi feeding system utilizing snow” in 2017.

General Information

Directions●10 minutes by foot from Miyauchi Station on the JR Shinetsu line
●25 minutes by car from Nagaoka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Car Park●Regular cars : Available
Opening Times●Business Hours : 9:00A.M. to 5:00P.M.
(Exhibition room on the 2nd floor 10:00A.M. to 4:00P.M.)
●Closed: Tuesday (If Tuesdays fall on National holiday, the following day will be closed, December 29 to January 3.
Prices●Admission Fee: Free
NotesAt Orataru, Yamakoshi (Yamakoshi Fukko Koryukan), you can get the information about Yamakoshi including its superb sights. Orataru is also an information hub for those who visit Yamakoshi. Visitors can rest, eat snacks, and enjoy souvenir shopping.
Tel: 0258-41-1203
FAX: 0258-41-1204
E-MAIL orataru@cosss.jp


NameYamakoshi Tourism Association
Telephone Number0258-59-2343
Fax Number0258-59-3803
E-mail addressymks-sangyo@city.nagaoka.lg.jp