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Shiroyone Semmaida

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Address: Shiroyonemachi, Wajima 928-0256, Ishikawa Prefecture
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I had high hopes of visiting the illuminated paddy fields as this more unique. We arrived at 4pm, but the lights start up at 5pm (dims at 9pm). It was cold, cloudy and had some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Shanghai Region, China
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Tokyo, Japan
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249 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is something that you have to see for yourself, especially when there is the ligh-up festival, the view is stunning

Thank Luigi_Fino
Shanghai Region, China
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I had high hopes of visiting the illuminated paddy fields as this more unique. We arrived at 4pm, but the lights start up at 5pm (dims at 9pm). It was cold, cloudy and had some light drizzle so we took some pictures and stayed in the coffee shop. There wasn't really much to see, paddy fields on a slope and... More 

Thank Locklee
Hong Kong, China
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99 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Semmaida - meaning 1000 pieces of rice field, actually has 1004, is located right beside the seashore, giving a spectacular view and tranquil environment. As its beside the seashore, can get very windy.

Thank fionayyy
Hong Kong, China
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125 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

At the beginning I thought these terraced rice fields are so common in Asia so I almost wanted to skip it. But when I am here how they have been creating the contours and viewing spots I am sure these worth all the acclaims. It is another attraction with different views at different seasons of the year. I will come... More 

Thank konstanza_sf
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

What an incredible place. It's amazing where rice can be grown!! We did have rain and there was little shelter but would encourage people to go there anyway.

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los angeles, CA
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139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Took the one day bus trip from Kanazawa. Only have 20 mins here. But the view was great. One of the better attractions for the day trip. It would have been nice to spend at least an hour here slowly take in the view and stroll down the rice field. With 20 mins can Only take a quick peak an... More 

Thank RRla
Osaka, Japan
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

1000 rice fields !! I went all the way down to the sea !! Haven't count the rice fields tho lol , it's easy to go down but walking uphill can be bit hard ! must try the ice cream from the shop really good ice cream !!

Thank Maxdukez
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Stop and have a quick look if you are passing anyway, but certainly don't take a taxi from Waijima specially - it's much further than it looks on the map and a cab costs a fortune.

Thank portinfer
Kfar-Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting these terraces especially for the combination of the rice fields and the sea. We have seen rice terraces in Vietnam and China. This one is not comparable to Sapa in Vietnam or the ones in Chaina, still it is a nice site.

Thank iritv
Vantaa, Finland
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82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

As previous person wrote, mid April probably was not the best season for this rice hill. OK, some sections were really spectacular, but some 60% of the area was just steady green hill, nothing special to see. But the whole coastline of Noto is worth driving thru and stopping every now and then. And photoes tell sometimes this place looks... More 

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