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~Why Japanese people eat rice?~

Japanese staple food is "rice".
We started eating "rice" from about 3000 years ago.
Then, "rice" spread throughout Japan,
We will make the basis of Japanese life.
Eventually, "rice" became the center of our lives.
In modern Japanese urban areas, you can no longer see old-fashioned lifestyles.
However, here in "Ikeda Town", that life still remains.
Let's know more about “Deep Japan" through "living in Ikeda Town" that you can only experience here.

Experience can be "life of Ikeda"

Admire the nature of "Ikeda" making "rice"

Beautiful satoyama watching

Walking the mountain stream promenade


Touch the "Ikeda" culture related to "rice"

Touch traditional arts

Visit a shrine about 500 years ago


Enjoy "rice" and "ikeda" food

Enjoy delicious Ikeda rice cooked in a clay pot

Taste food that makes "rice" more delicious

be "life of Ikeda" guided tour

price: 8,000 yen / person (excluding tax)
Capacity: About 6 people (but more than 2 people)
Time required: 3 hours (13: 00-16: 00)

Reservation required (group reservations are not accepted)

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Rice and "living"

"Rice" and nature

"Rice" is a gift from nature. Because of the rich nature of Japan, you can make a lot of delicious "rice". However, "rice" may not be collected due to floods. In Japan, we pray to God so that we can eat a lot of delicious rice every year.

"Rice" and culture

"Rice" and Japanese culture are deeply related. A shrine is one of the places to pray to God. A festival is one of the events that we pray to God. One of the rituals of praying to God is traditional performing arts. “Price” and “food made from rice” are used to pray to God.

"Rice" and food culture

"Rice" is the center of Japanese food culture. We Japanese make various things from "rice". Besides eating as it is, many foods such as sweets, sake, vinegar, and preserved foods are made. There are also many foods that make rice delicious. 

"Rice" and "Ikeda Town"

Ikeda Town used to be rice at the center of our lives from old times to now.
“Ikeda Town” has a rich nature where “rice” grows. The flat land is surrounded by mountains on all four sides and is mostly rice fields. The house is built along the mountain. For some reason, the scenery of the Satoyama in Ikeda Town, which weaves rice fields, old folk houses, and mountains, makes you feel calm. Also, the source of the Asuwa River, which is surrounded by abundant forests and beautiful mountain streams, is definitely a place to visit.

"Ikeda Town" has a culture that is closely related to "rice". “Mimizuumi No Dengakunoumai”, which is an important intangible folk cultural property designated by Japan, is one of the traditional Japanese performing arts. It is an important ritual of "Ikeda-Town" that hopes for a good harvest that has continued for about 1000 years. Also, the Suwa Asusu Shrine, which has a festival called Ikeda Grand Festival held every June, was built about 500 years ago and is designated as an important cultural property of the country.

There are many foods related to "rice" in "Ikeda Town". There is a rural food culture for eating rice such as rice cakes, dumplings and rice crackers, vegetables and pickles from the field, konjac, suko, and chinkoroimo.


In "Ikeda-Town", you can find traditional Japanese culture and old-fashioned lifestyle.
I still have a strong breath.
In "Ikeda-Town," where the old-fashioned farm village remains,
You can see things that can no longer be seen in urban areas.

In "Ikeda-Town", focusing on "rice"
Let's start the experience of knowing "life in Deep Japan"

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Access to Ikeda Town

  • From Tokyo
    Narita Airport- (train / bus) -Tokyo Station- (Hokuriku Shinkansen) -Kanazawa Station- (express train) -Fukui Station- (bus / rental car) -Ikeda Town
    (Haneda Airport) -Tokyo Station- (Tokaido Shinkansen) -Maibara Station- (Express Train) -Fukui Station- (Bus / Rental Car) -Ikeda Town
  • From Osaka
    Kansai International Airport- (train / bus) -Osaka Station- (express train) -Fukui Station- (bus / rental car) -Ikeda Town
  • From Kyoto
    Kyoto Station- (express train) -Fukui Station- (bus / rental car) -Ikeda Town
  • From Nagoya
    Chubu International Airport- (train / bus) -Nagoya Station-Maibara Station- (express train) -Fukui Station- (bus / rental car) -Ikeda Town