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[Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa] Art Work Created by 6 Types of Different Color Rice Plants

Rice Paddy Art

Rice Paddy Art (田んぼアート) is a art work that a rice field is used to resemble a canvas in Higashitakasu located in the northeastern part of Asahikawa city, and has been started since 2006. It is one of the Rice Paddy Arts held in about 20 places in Japan. A observation deck is built at the site of JA Taisetsu Agricultural Cooperative (JAたいせつ農業組合), and visitors can enter it. There are the observation deck, a shop and a restroom at the site. The best time to see it is from mid July to mid August. Rice Paddy Art Festival is held on Saturday in mid August, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Rice Paddy Art
Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa
Rice Paddy Art
Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa
Rice Paddy Art
Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa
Shop
Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa
Restroom
Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa
Parking Lot
Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa

Movie of Rice Paddy Art

High Speed Asahikawa-go (高速あさひかわ号) and Express Nayoro-go (高速なよろ号), express buses, runs between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, and Taisetsu Liner (たいせつライナー), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the New Chitose Airport, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Kushiro, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)", an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Obihiro. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Asahikawa. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Asahikawa to Kitami
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Kitami to Asahikawa
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Asahikawa to Kushiro
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kushiro to Asahikawa
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Asahikawa Station, Shin-asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station, Asahikawa-yojo Station, Chuwa, Higashi-takasu and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Asahikawa Station.
    Budget Rent-a-car(バジェットレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    AG Rent-a-car(AGレンタカー) Their office is near Suehiro.
    Jalan
    World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is near the Asahikawa Airport.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa-yojo Station and the Asahikawa Airport.

    ASAHIKAWA

    Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Read More

    Downtown of Asahikawa
    ASAHIKAWA

    Look of Observation Deck

    The size of the rice field is 40 m tall and 170 m across. In 2017, the theme is nocturnal animals, and a snow leopard, a wolf, a yezo deer and a red panda are drawn by colored rice plants. The theme is changed every year. By the way, they do not paint the rice plant, and the rice plants of different colors such as Green Color (Nanatsuboshi Rice * ななつぼし), Yellow Color (Kiine Rice * 黄稲), Purple Color (Murasakiine Rice * 紫稲), Red Color (Beniasobi Rice * べにあそび), White Color (Yukiasobi * ゆきあそび) and Orange Color (Akaneasobi * あかねあそび) are set out. I think that it is hard to set out the rice plants.

    Observation Deck
    Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa

    The observation deck with about 5 m in height is made of scaffoldings, and the number of tourists entering it is tightly controlled. The capacity of the observation deck is 20 people. Therefor an admission card is distributed at an entrance of a stairway. If there is not the admission card, there is no more place available, so please do not enter it. In addition, please put it back when going back. A whole view of the Rice Paddy Art can be seen from the observation deck. I was moved by its high quality. Marvelous!

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    Atmosphere of Rice Paddy Art Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Rice Paddy Art

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 cars)
    Business hour Open 24 hours
    Regular closing day From September to mid June
    Telephone number -
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 79 710 738*34

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

        Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa(ホテルWBFグランデ旭川)
        JR Inn Asahikawa(JRイン旭川)
        Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa(星野リゾート OMO7 旭川)
        Jalan
        Premier Hotel -CABIN- Asahikawa(プレミアホテル―CABIN―旭川)
        Hotel Trend Asahikawa(ホテルトレンド旭川)
        Super Hotel Asahikawa(スーパーホテル旭川 天然温泉 大雪山の湯)
        Asahikawa Toyo Hotel(旭川トーヨーホテル)
        R Hotels Inn Hokkaido Asahikawa(Rホテルズイン北海道旭川)
        Jalan
        Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae(ホテルルートインGrand旭川駅前)
        Smile Hotel Asahikawa(スマイルホテル旭川)
        Hotel Crescent Asahikawa(ホテルクレッセント旭川)
        Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae(Y’s HOTEL旭川駅前)
        Kuretake Inn Asahikawa(くれたけイン旭川)
        Art Hotel Asahikawa(アートホテル旭川)
        Dormy Inn Asahikawa(天然温泉 神威の湯 ドーミーイン旭川)
        9C Hotel Asahikawa(9Cホテル旭川)
        Booking
        Hotel Liberte Asahikawa(ホテルリベルテ旭川)
        Hotel Mates Asahikawa(ホテルメイツ旭川)
        Booking
        Court Hotel Asahikawa(コートホテル旭川)
        Asahikawa Park Hotel(旭川パークホテル)
        Asahikawa Plaza Hotel(旭川プラザホテル)
        Asahikawa Sun Hotel(旭川サンホテル)
        Toyoko Inn Asahikawa-Eki Higashiguchi(東横イン旭川駅東口)
        Booking
        Asahikawa Mongoru-mura(旭川モンゴル村)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Guest House Asahikawa Ride(ゲストハウス アサヒカワライド)
        Hotel Tetora Asahikawa Station(ホテルテトラ旭川駅前)
        Sora E Hotel Asahikawa(ソラヘホテル)
        Jalan
        Hotel Route-Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(ルートイン旭川駅前一条通)
        Yado Retro House Ginza Asahikawa(宿レトロハウス銀座旭川)
        Jalan
        Toyoko Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(東横イン旭川駅前一条通)
        Booking
        Hotel Penthouse Asahikawa(ホテルペントハウス旭川)
        HP
        Jalan
        Asahikawa Capital Hotel(旭川キャピタルホテル)
        HP
        Booking
        Business Hotel Asuka(ビジネスホテル飛鳥)
        HP
        Booking
        Ryokan Fujien(旅館 不二苑)
        Booking
        Ryokan Senshoen(和風旅館扇松園)
        Takasago Onsen(高砂温泉)
        A-Gate Hotel(えーげーと ほてる)
        Booking
        Ryotei Yukinoya(旅亭 雪の屋)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Ospa Court Miyamae(オスパーコート宮前)
        HP
        Booking
        Ryokan Tsuji(旅館 つじ)
        HP
        Booking
        Jalan
        Toukaen(東花苑)
        Booking
        Jalan
        HOTEL KANDA(ホテル カンダ)
        Booking
        Platon Hotel(プラトンホテル)
        HP
        Booking
        Guest House Ito(ゲストハウス 伊東)
        HP
        Booking
        Jalan
        Tabi-no-Yado Patchwork(旅の宿パッチワーク)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Tatsu-no-Yu Onsen(龍乃湯温泉)
        HP
        Booking
        Yumin Backpackers(遊民バックパッカーズ)
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        M's HOME(えむずや)
        HP
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        21th Century Woods(21世紀の森)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Booking.com

        A page of Asahikawa is here

        Asahikawa

        By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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