Thursday, 27 April 2017

Inakadate Rice Field Art 2017

Inakadate Rice Field Art 2017
第25回田舎館村田んぼアート
Inakadate-mura Tanbo Art)

The theme for this year's rice field art is "Yamata no Orochi & Susanoo-no-Mikoto*" for the main site and "Momotaro" (Peach Boy) for the second site (Michi no Eki Inakadate "Yayoi no Sato").

(*Japanese myth from the "Kojiki" about Susanoo-no-Mikoto slaying the 8-headed dragon "Yamata no Orochi.")

2017 Rice Field Art Site 1 "Yamata no Orochi & Susanoo-no-Mikoto" Inakadate Viewing Platform (Village Office) 平成29年度「ヤマタノオロチとスサノウノミコト」第1田んぼアート田舎館村展望台(田舎館村役場)
2017 Inakadate Rice Field Art Site 2 "Momotaro" (Peach Boy) Michi no Eki "Yayoi no Sato" (Yayoi no Sato Viewing Area) 平成29年「桃太郎」第2田んぼアート道の駅いなかだて「弥生の里」(弥生の里展望所)

Date:
・ Site 1: June 5-October 9, 2017 (closed Sunday October 1, 2017 for rice harvesting)
・ Site 2: June 17-October 9, 2017
  Recommended viewing period: Mid-July to Mid-August
  Check the status of the rice fields beforehand using the live camera feeds

Time: Jun. 5-Jul. 14, & Sep. 1-Oct. 9: 9:00-17:00 (16:30 last entry)
        Jul. 15-Aug. 31: 8:30-18:00 (17:30 last entry)

Location(s):
  • Rice Field Art Site 1: Inakadate Viewing Platform (Village Office)
    (第1田んぼアート田舎館村展望台(田舎館村役場)) (Map)
  • Rice Field Art Site 2: Michi no Eki "Yayoi no Sato" (Yayoi no Sato Viewing Area)
    (第2田んぼアート道の駅いなかだて「弥生の里」(弥生の里展望所)) (Map)
Admission:
Site 1Site 2
4th Floor Deck6th Floor Tower
Adults
(JHS Students & Older)
300yen200yen300yen
Children
(ES Students)
100yen100yen100yen
Infants
(Pre-School & Younger)
FREE

Admission Procedures for Rice Field Art Site 1 (Japanese explanation here):
  1. Get an admission time ticket (整理券 seiriken)
  2. Line up in front of the entrance at the time printed on the ticket
  3. Purchase ticket(s) at the first floor ticket machines upon entering the building
  4. Line up for the elevator to the 4th Floor Observation Deck (max. 10 passengers)
  5. Purchase tickets for the 6th Floor Castle Tower at the 4th Floor Deck
  6. Take stairs up to the 6th Floor Castle Tower viewing platform
Notes:
  • Waiting times of over 1 hour are expected for the Rice Field Art Site 1 Viewing Platform
  • A free shuttle bus (max. occ. 9 people) between Sites 1 & 2 will be in operation from June 19-October 10
  • Shuttle Bus Schedule (Japanese): Tuesday-Sunday + National Holiday Schedule; *Monday Schedule (*or the next weekday when Monday falls on a National Holiday)
  • Eating (including gum and candy) and drinking within the viewing platform buildings at both Sites 1 and 2 is prohibited.
  • Smoking within the viewing platform buildings is prohibited.
  • Use of tripods in the viewing platforms is prohibited.

Train Access:
Tokyo Station to Shin-Aomori Station (Tohoku Shinkansen)

Shin-Aomori Station to Hirosaki Station (JR Ou Line or Tsugaru Limited Express)

Hirosaki Station to Tanbo Art Station (Konan Tetsudo)

Rice Field Art Site 1: Inakadate Viewing Platform (Village Office) 
第1田んぼアート田舎館村展望台(田舎館村役場)
Nakatsuji-123-1 (青森県南津軽郡田舎館村田舎舘中辻123−1)
Inakadate Minamitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture 038-1113
TEL 0172-58-2111



Rice Field Art Site 2: Michi no Eki "Yayoi no Sato" (Yayoi no Sato Viewing Area) 
第2田んぼアート道の駅いなかだて「弥生の里」(弥生の里展望所)
Yahata-10 Takahi (青森県南津軽郡田舎館村高樋八幡10)
Inakadate Village, Minamitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture 038-1111
TEL 0172-58-4411


More Information: 
Inakadate Village Official Website (Japanese): http://www.vill.inakadate.lg.jp/docs/2013050200014/
Rice Field Art Live Camera Feeds: http://www.inakadate-tanboart.net/livecam.html

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