Akita Nairiku Jukan Tetsudo Rail

Tanbo Art a.k.a rice paddy art is a tradition that dates back more than 25 years and honours the Inakadate village's history and culture. Today, the tradition still lives on. While the locals like to head to a tower to appreciate the art exhibition, we chose to take it all in from the carriage of a train on the Akita Nairiku Jukan Tetsudo Rail.

I was left in absolute awe at the amount of attention to detail, effort and time taken to create art on this scale. It's even more amazing to know that no chemical agents, like paint or dye, are used on the rice field at all. The colours are entirely natural using different coloured rice.

The train runs between Kakunodate and Takanosu. For reference, we boarded at Takanosu Station and ended our ride at Kamihinoki-nai Station.

Akita Nairiku Jukan Tetsudo Rail

Price: 170 Yen (~S$2) for each stop along the line. Or 1,000 Yen (~S$12) for a day trip ticket.

Address: Takanosu Station | Furuseki Tsuzureko, Kitaakita, Akita Prefecture 018-3301

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How to get there:

From Akita Station, take the JR Ou Line towards Hirosaki for Takanosu Station (1 hour 20 minutes). Transfer to the Akita Nairiku Jukan Tetsudo Rail.

Article by TheSmartLocal.com

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