- Katanoo Terraced Rice Fields
Katanoo Terraced Rice Fields
Rice cultivation in a rich, natural environment
In a mountainous area facing the sea, rice terraces in various sizes stretch out for 200,000 square meters. The large temperature gap between day and night at this height, the clear water streaming from the mountains, and the love of people in Katanoo make for delicious rice. Among other things, Katanoo boasts of its rich nature, once inhabited by the last wild Toki (crested ibis). People in Katanoo are continuously working on creating a biotope, and growing organic and reduced-agrochemical rice.
Facility Basic Information
- Katanoo, Sado, Niigata 952-3542
- For inquiries
- sado tanada conference： 0259-63-3761
- Official site
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 40 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Katanoo Higashi （Higashikaigansen Line） Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop
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Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast)
Located on the Maehama Coast, with a distant view of the mountains in Echigo, Minshuku Kanego is located near a bathing beach within the beauty of Akagame Kazashima Nagisa Park. The surrounding environment, full of nature and spacious, terraced paddy fields on the mountains, is known as the habitat of the last wild Japanese cresited ibis. You will be treated with warm hospitality to fresh seafood caught by the master, a local fisherman, in addition to home-grown Koshihikari rice and vegetables.
Tsukibuse Terraced Rice Fields
The Tsukibuse area is abundant in water, with seven rivers running through it and natural springs bubbling up. There are many small rice fields, so-called hidden paddies, which have escaped zoning, so the natural landform remains intact while the abundant water supplies every single rice terrace. These rice paddies are cared for by locals, together with voluntary support from outside the island. Dedicated farmers are working hard to create a biotope and maintain the ecosystem, too.
Akagame Kazashima Nagisa Park Beach
The stretch of Maehama Coast has a beautiful, gentle coastline. The beach opens out to a scenic park, where gigantic rocks "Kazashima Benten" and "Akagameiwa (Red Turtle Rock)" lie. Just off the Sado's Ring Road, the crystal clear water and beautiful pebbles of the beach await for you, allowing you to have an experience as though you own a private-beach! There is a turf-fitted campsite within the park as well.
Akagame Kazashima Nagisa Park
The Maehama Coast and the surrounding area is a picturesque spot with a gentle coastline. This campsite is right next to a beach situated between Akagameiwa and Kazashima Benten rocks. The pebbly beach is protected by a seawall, which makes the walk on the beach easier. As the campsite is within a park, toilets are available all year, but the changing room and shower area are closed except during the opening period of the bathing beach. Please take your own litter home.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes
Soba (buckwheat noodles) Mozem
Mozem offers hand-kneaded soba noodles and soba-centric multi-course meals. The neatly cut, thin strips of soba noodles made from 100% buckwheat flour, are exceptional because of the strong flavour of buckwheat and smooth texture. You can choose from Sado-style soba drenched in soba sauce made from grilled-dried flying fish, or morisoba served with a dipping sauce made from bonito broth. A selection of dishes prepared with a little extra will leave gourmet palates satisfied and impressed. Book your seat by the afternoon on the day before your visit.
Casual Eatery Light meal
Pot stickers & coffee Oni Café
Oni Café is a coffee shop serving locally loved handmade potstickers, which were passed down from a longtime ramen shop after it closed its doors. Enjoy chatting with the owner who has a deep affection for Ondeko (deity [oni