Autumn

Oyama Senmaida Night Rice terrace festival in Chiba

Ryusei

Yuasa

Writer

When you think of events that come on October, the first thing that comes up might be Halloween. But just before that spooky event, there is an event in Chiba prefecture to “light” you up. The Night Rice Terrace Festival (夜の棚田祭り) in Chiba is a magnificent event to go on a nice autumn night.


Festival Breakdown:

大山千枚田・夜の棚田祭り(Oyama Senmaida, Night Rice Terrace Festival) is a light festival held in Kamogawa, Chiba prefecture. Every year in October. The event stage takes place in a rice terrace known as the “Oyama Senmaida (大山千枚田)”. A rice terrace is a rice plant made on narrow areas and slopes, which looks like staircases. The Oyama Senmaida is designated as one of Japans 100 best rice terraces, and has a beautiful view. During the event this rice terrace lighs up with 10000 LED lights and 3000 torches, creating a breathtaking, magical view.

Things to do and see:

The illumination itself is already wonderful, but there are more you can do in the event!

During the 3-day illumination, many live events such as ballet dancing and music performances are held. There is also a live event of Japanese drums called “Wadaiko” (和太鼓), so it’s a must-see event if you are interested in Japanese traditions. Each day is also finished with an ending Japanese firework. The combination art of dream like fireworks in the autumn sky and beautiful light ups on the Japanese rice terrace is sure to make the atmosphere magical.

Details and Access:

The event is held every year during October 20 ~ October 22, and the lighting stays until the 4th of January the following year. It is in Oyama Senmaida, which can be accessed by a shuttle bus that runs from a nearby JR station “Awakamogawa (安房鴨川)”.
If you come by car, you can park at a parking place in the Kamogawa sport facility (鴨川総合運動施設), and from there a shuttle bus will take you.
Tickets cost a 1000 yen per person, but you can also buy pre-tickets online starting from the 1st of September, which cost only 800 yen.

Other things to do in Kamogawa:

If you have some spare time, why not explore Kamogawa?
Other than the Rice Terrace festival, Kamogawa has an aquarium called the “Kamogawa Sea World”, and you can also experience making Japanese traditional ceramic pottery art.

Closing Remarks:

The Oyama Senmaida Night Rice Terrace event is an absolute recommendation for sightseeing in Japan. There are not many places where you can experience the art of light with Japanese nature.

 

It would be nice if you have a camera to take a snap of the beautiful view during the event,
maybe post it on Instagram or other social networks to share the moment with your friends.

 

With the good view, nice events, great food, Kamogawa is definitely a place to go during you visit to Japan.

Discover Chiba Prefecture!

Chiba Prefecture is a great place to visit and can boast plenty of tourist attractions. Besides, it is very close to Tokyo, and you can easily visit it within a day. However, would you like to see rural Japan? Chiba Prefecture gives you a unique opportunity to visit a land of hot springs and admire authentic traditional Japan. The following article assembled the best festivals and activities to enjoy in Chiba Prefecture, which will make your trip to Japan even more rewarding!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/events/best-festivals-things-chiba-prefecture

An Ultimate Idea Source for Your Tokyo Stay!

Most of the travelers who come to Japan enter the country through Tokyo. Even if it is not the main place of your destination, it would be a great idea to stay in the capital city for a few days. The biggest conglomerate in the world has much to offer to any kind of traveler. Whether you want to go sightseeing, shopping, eating out, or trying something special that you can experience only in Japan, Tokyo has it all. In the following article, you will find 100 things and many ideas on how to spend your time in Tokyo! Please, have a look!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/7726/ 

Would You Like to Know How to Enjoy a Japanese Festival Even More?

A lot of people when they get to a Matsuri for the first time feel themselves a bit lost. They confuse about what is happening around. If you are new to Japanese Festivals or want to know an alternative way of how you can enjoy these events, the following article will provide you with a set of helpful tips on how to choose a proper festival and activities you should try there. Please don`t hesitate to take a look at it!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/5363/

Did You Know That There is a Festival Every Day Somewhere in Japan?

Japan is a country of festivals indeed. Matsuri is an essential part of traditional Japanese culture. Thus, every day somewhere in Japan a festival takes place. There are traditional and modern festivals, on the sea and on the ground, in summer and winter. Japanese are hardworking people. However, when you attend at least one festival in Japan, you will understand how locals like to party. The article under the link below will introduce you to a celebration on any day of the year. I am sure you will find an event that suits your interests utmost!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/6572/

Don`t Stay Hungry at the Festival!

Image courtesy of Tomomarusan

For all foodies who enjoy Japanese Festivals would be nice to get acquainted with the rich choice offered by Yatai (Japanese festival food stalls). The food presented during Matsuri is pretty different from the one you get at the restaurants in Japan. Besides, there is a certain charm in grabbing some snack from a food stall and diving back into the festival crowd. I am sure that you will discover something new about Japanese festival food from the following article!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/5504/

Most of the travelers who come to Japan enter the country through Tokyo. Even if it is not the main place of your destination, it would be a great idea to stay in the capital city for a few days. The biggest conglomerate in the world has much to offer to any kind of traveler. Whether you want to go sightseeing, shopping, eating out, or trying something special that you can experience only in Japan, Tokyo has it all. In the following article, you will find 100 things and many ideas on how to spend your time in Tokyo! Please, have a look, URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/7726/ 

Ryusei Yuasa

Hi I’m Ryusei. I’m a university student, and love to play sports, listening to music, and communicating with people.

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