Ueyama, Mimasaka in the Japanese countryside has been a rice producing region since ancient times,
and it once had 8,300 terraced rice paddies.
In addition to cultivating rice,
the unique community and culture from a village with terraced rice paddies has been passed down to later generations.
However, in recent years, abandoned cultivated land has increased due to aging, and terraced rice fields have been lined up neatly with bamboo grass and plants, and are losing their old appearance.
Today, in an effort to regain the beautiful terraced rice paddies that have declined, a revival of the countryside and other actions are being done centered around immigrants, leading to its former appearance gradually being regained.
Access to Ueyama
- Ueyama, Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
If coming by car
- From the Mimasaka Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway: About 30 minutes
- From Tsuyama city: About 45minutes
- From the Wake Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway: About 40 minutes
- From Bizen: About 40 minutes
- From Okayama city: About 60 minutes
- From Okayama Airport: About 60 minutes
If using public transportation
- From JR Okayama Station: Taxi
- From JR Okayama Station: Okayama Station → Uno Bus (get off at Fukumoto) → Mimasaka City Bus / Aida Bus “Fukumoto to Nakagumi on the Ueyama Line” (get off at Bo)
- From Okayama Airport: Taxi
- From Okayama Airport: Okayama Airport → JR Okayama Station → Uno Bus → Mimasaka City Bus / Aida Bus