Kitakatabe Terraced Rice Fields

Delicious rice is being grown in the hometown of a famous folk tale.

This raised beach rich in ocean breezes is terraced with a series of rice paddies, and the taste of rice nurtured in the mineral-laden sea air has an established reputation. Cold water streaming down from the backdrop of mountains also works to maximize the rice's flavor. A famous folk tale "Tsuru no Ongaeshi" (The Crane's Gratitude) originated from a piece of Kitakatabe folklore called, "Tsuru Nyobo" (The Crane Wife). Villagers lovingly grow rice here in the north of Sado, where simple folk tales have been passed down through generations.

Kitakatabe, Sado, Niigata 952-2225
Contact Information
sado tanada conference:0259-63-3761
Official site
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 90 by car
Nearest bus stop
Kitakatabe(Kaifu Line) Approx. 20 minutes on foot from bus stop
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