Obasute Rice Paddies

I cycled starting in Matsumoto towards Ueda in Nagano with the Obasute (姨捨) ride paddies being the prime attaraction. They are located immediately next to a station by the same name so getting there by train and going for a walk is also easy.

I targeted seeing the ride paddies while they were the golden colour just before harvest and was presented with a beautful blue sky and golden rice terraces. The Obasute rice also presented the unique scenery of having populated river basin in the background to provide additional contrast.
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