Ogura Senmaida (terraced rice fields)
An outspreading "virgin landscape" of Japan in Ogura Pass
Small rice fields are located side-by-side on a slope of a mountain close to Ogura Dam, along Prefectural Route 181 stretching through Hatano to Oda. Ogura Senmaida is Sado's representative terraced rice fields, and these fields are said to be cultivated to feed an increasing population as a result of the thriving gold mine in the Edo Period (1603-1867). Although the terraced rice fields were once on the verge of being set aside or abandoned, local people now work to manage and maintain the fields by introducing field ownership system from around 2000.
- Ogura, Sado, Niigata 952-0205
- Telephone Number
- +81-0259-27-5000（Sado Tourism Association）
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 40 by car
- Not Available
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