Aragijima is located in Aridagawa-Cho (town), Wakayama Prefecture. This fan-shaped river terrace was formed by the Aridagawa river meandering in a circle. It consists of 54 big and small rice fields and looks like a patchwork. You can enjoy the beautiful color of each season. The early summer-fresh green of rice planting, mid-summer lush green, early autumn-golden, and winter- covered with snow. Aragijima is one of the 100 best rice terraces in Japan, only one in Wakayama Prefecture. The best view of the terrace fields is from the observatory across the river.