Takasu Terraced Rice Fields stretch across the mountains on the highest reaches of the Yoshino river at 350 meters above sea level. The rice from this area is known as 'Aikawa Rice' and is one of the most popular and delicious rice brands in the prefecture. The farmers diligently tend the beautiful paddies, lovingly raising the rice as they would their own children. The sky, clouds and surrounding mountains feel very close, with flowers such as hydrangeas and cosmos blooming on the footpaths between rice fields. The vista of these terraced rice fields changes with the seasons.