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Come to Love Tanadas in Japan

What’s a tanada?

  • In English, it is a rice terrace. In Japan, terraced paddy fields have been developed in hilly and mountainous areas since early times.
  • Through the four seasons, you can enjoy the beautiful and archetypal Japanese landscapes of stepped paddy fields with unobstructed views of the sky, mountains, and/or the sea. You MUST visit!
Inagura tanada b neoInabuchi tanadaKehara tanada rev

Stories of Tanadas

To discover the stories of Tanadas (rice terraces) in some regions, please click the links above or below.

  1. Inabuchi Tanada in NARA
  2. Inagura in NAGANO
  3. Kehara in KYOTO

[PDF files]

  1. Inabuchi Tanada in NARA(PDF : 365KB)
  2. Inagura in NAGANO(PDF : 507KB)
  3. Kehara in KYOTO(PDF : 338KB)

How to visit tanadas

Come and experience the heart-soothing scenery!
For traveling around Japan to visit Tanadas, please get the map attached below.

Tanada Map(PDF : 1,297KB)


Tanada Card Project Team, Regional Development Division,
Rural Development Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries of Japan