Senmaida Rice Terraces is one of the points of interest in Noto Peninsula, in Wajima City. It is also called as Shiroyone Senmaida, literally means "A Thousand Rice Paddies in Shiroyone".
The overlooking rice fields faces the Sea of Japan. It is composed of 1,004 small paddy fields sculpted like a staircase, and worked by hand.
The three-hectare rice terraces is beautiful in all seasons, especially in winter, when it is covered by snow; and when it is thousands of LED lights are being illuminated on the annual Senmaida Light Up (Aze no Kirameki), one of the best illumination events in Wajima City.
The other highlights of the Okunoto Coast (Inner Noto), aside from the paddy fields are the Mitsukejima rock, Koiji beach, and the Suzu Enden Mura or Okunoto salt farms.
By air, from Noto Airport, ride Hokutetsu Bus: Wajima Express, exchange at Platform 3 at Wajima Roadside Station "Furrato-homu", then ride bus (Machino Line) and alight to Shiroyone bus stop.
The field is open for tourists throughout the year, with no admission fees.
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