Kamo Rice Terraces

The Kamo Rice Terraces, nestled in the mountains of Matsudai, provide a breathtaking view from the beginning of spring, when the snow is melting, all the way to the first snows of winter. This is a popular spot for photographers and artists looking to capture their perfect moment in nature.
The terraces beautifully reflect the morning sun in their pools of water, and if you are lucky you can see morning mist roll off the ponds. They give a different expression depending on the time of day, the season, and weather.
Take a look at the huts scattered throughout the distance and imagine for a moment what it must be like to live among such beautiful scenery. The face of Mount Kamoshiroyama can be seen in the distance, and on a clear day you may be able to see Mount Echigo and Mount Makihata.

The first snow of the year in December at Kamo is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Even in the middle of winter all you’ll need to do is take a short walk on the snow to be able to see these beautiful terraces. (Please make sure you have winter tires on your car.)
※ The snow can pile up over 2 meters in the winter so please bring appropriate footwear.
※ We cannot ensure your safety during winter. Please take extra precautions if you must visit.
※ Please respect the nature and do not harm it during your visit so that we may all enjoy the terraces for decades to come.


Kamo Rice Terraces
Access●By train: 8 min by taxi from Matsudai sta. via Hokuhoku Line
●By car: Approx. 1 h from Shiozawa-Ishiuchi I.C., Kan-etsu Exp. Way
●For car navigation system: Map code 298 174 865*63
Parking LotParking available
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