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Aragijima : The Island of Rice Paddies

Aragijima : The Island of Rice Paddies

After visiting the lovely Wakanoura district and two magnificent temples in Wakayama (I’ll come back to those another time), I take a wide detour on the way back to Nara.  Direction the terraced rice fields of Aragijima Island!

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I’d expected no less. The view of the rice paddies is breathtaking! On the other hand, this viewpoint is a bit restricted.

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Luckily the drone’s in the car. Seems like the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.

Drone over Aragijima

Instantly an unobstructed and very clear view over the rice paddies.

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I specially like the view below, highlighting the original features of the site.

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These rice paddies are really unique!

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Evening is approaching and the light is excellent. Photographers mostly turn up early in the day to capture the morning freshness.

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In the end the sun’s going down faster than my batteries. So let’s have a quick look from high above!

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Surprise surprise … these fields remind you of … the quasi-national sport of Japan! Can’t you see it?

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The rice paddies are lit up on winter evenings – an unmissable spectacle if you’re in the Wakayama area.

If you’re near Kanazawa, consider visiting Senmaida Rice Paddies, which are also very beautiful under the stars.

Who Am I

I am Jordy Meow, a French photographer living in Japan. I explore discover offbeat and lesser known places in Japan. Wish to see more, or to help me? Here is my Patreon.

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