Ishibu Rice Terraces on the Izu Peninsula is considered to be one of Shizuoka's best sightseeing spots. It is said to be the largest rice terraces within Izu, with around 370 stonework braced paddies. At the top of the terraces, visitors can see of Suruga Bay below. During planting and harvesting season, dozens of people from both within and outside the prefecture gather to participate. In May, the rice fields are lighted with candles, which produces a wondrous sight. . These rice terraces and paddies, once abandoned, have been reclaimed. Here, one can also experience DIY farming under the direction of local farmers.