Celebrate the harvest season in Itoshima-Nijo, known for its production of red rice, at the annual Rice Paddy Art Festival held in mid-September. Each year, intricate designs are created in the expansive rice paddies at the foothills using red rice stalks that turn a vivid hue. The optimal viewing time is around 5 PM on clear days when the setting sun reflects off the red rice, highlighting its natural beauty. The festival offers more than just visuals; visitors can also participate in a quiz rally and enjoy freshly-pounded mochi for sale (available only on the 16th). Experience this unique blend of agriculture and art in the stunning landscape of Itoshima-Nijo.
• Viewing season: Mid-Sep
• Akagome viewing: 9/16 (Sat.) ~ 9/18 (Mon., hol.)
• Free viewing
• Nijo-yoshii, Itoshima City, Fukuoka