Rice fields of Nagano prefecture

Rice is at the base of the Japanese diet and is commonly eaten at every meal of the day. Not surprisingly, rice is a major crop in Japan. It is grown in rice fields which are inundated with water.

This area of Nagano city is crisscrossed with complicated water channels designed to bring nutrient rich water to the crops. The scenery of rice fields is a common sight in rural landscapes. What you see in these photos are the rice fields in the valley of Nagano surrounded by the Japanese Alps.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Nagano-shi
District : Kawanakajimamachi Yotsuya
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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