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Orchard Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Fukasaku Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Dainigorisawa 361
    A farm and farmers market situated along National Route 51 traveling north from the Itako interchange on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway in Ibaraki Prefecture. The farm grows extremely sweet melons and fruit tomatoes using natural, effective microorganisms agriculture, a style of agriculture which combines a careful balance, of rich, healthy soil and natural, beneficial microorganisms and organic matter. The farm also sells baumkuchens awarded the Monde Selection gold award, including strawberry and melon baumkuchens which harness the fresh, tasty fruits and knowhow of the farm.
  • Ichigoya Nomunomu
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Obata 1416
    A strawberry farm situated along Prefectural Route 150 commanding a view of Mt. Tsukuba to the west. The farm grows some 20 thousand strawberry plants spread among 60-meter long 42 rows inside a giant greenhouse. The farm's strawberries span six varieties, including Tochiotome, Benihoppe, and Ibara Kiss. Visitors can enjoy 60 minute all-you-can-eat strawberry picking from January to May. The strawberries are grown using raised platforms, ensuring visitors don't need to worry about getting dirty; the farm also accommodates wheelchair users. In addition, the farm has moist towelettes and children's aprons, making it easy for parents to enjoy strawberry picking even with small children. Lastly, visitors can purchase strawberries to take home at the adjoining Yurinosato local specialty products shop.

    毎年行っています。 ここは、一時間食べ放題です。 30分制限のいちご狩りが多い中、一時間も食べるとお腹いっぱい。 周辺のいちご狩りよりも、甘くて美味しいと評判です。 冬は混みます。 開店30分前から並んでチケットを購入します。 ハウスの中は冬でもわりと暖かいですよ。 今年は5月に行きました。シーズンは終了しているので、味はどうかなーと思いましたが、素人には冬のいちごと味は変わらないなと思うほど美味...

  • Forest Park Melon no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Ambou 1623-1
    A leisure facility where visitors can pick melons and eat Japanese-style barbecue located in Anbo, Hokota City one hour from the Mito interchange on the Joban Expressway. Visitors can pick melons from spring to fall and also dig up sweet potatoes and barbecue Hitachi beef. Surrounded by forest, visitors can take in the natural beauty while savoring fresh-picked, ripe Hokota and other melon varieties. The facility has a greenhouse in case it rains as well as a daycare center and other facilities, ensuring even families with small children can have fun here. The facility also offers opening day pizza and sweets.
  • Minami Kajuengei
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Kamigama 365
    A fruit farm and farm-fresh shop located a 15-minute drive from the Mito-Oarai interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway where visitors can taste delicious produce grown with rich local soil and purchase a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The farm is open from late May to early November. On the farm's spacious grounds, visitors can pick melons in early summer, corn in mid-summer, and sweet potatoes in fall. The farm has a rest area able to accommodate large groups, ensuring visitors can take their time and enjoy the rural delights of farm life. The farm has been featured on TV and in magazines and other media.
  • Seo Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Kamisugama 952
    A fruit orchard located a 30-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here visitors can buy farm-fresh grapes and also go grape picking themselves. The farm employs low agrochemical farming and uses rice bran and charcoal for fertilizer. Visitors can purchase grapes they pick themselves or do the farm's no time limit all-you-can-eat course. The farm grows grape varieties like sweet and full-flavored giant Kyoho; and highly sweet, seedless Pione.
  • Nakazato Leisure Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Higashigoudochou 1942-1
    A tourist-oriented fruit farm located in the Nakazato district on the northern side of Hitachi City 15 kilometers from the Hitachi-chuo interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here visitors can enjoy picking apples, grapes, blueberries, and other fruit. The grounds enclose around 30 separate Eco Farmer-certified fruit farms, each of which allows tourists to go fruit picking. Visitors can pick apples from early September to early December, grapes from early September to early October, and blueberries from June to August. The individual farms also make their fruit available for sale and offer shipping.
  • Fujita Kanko Apple Farm
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Asagawa 400
    An apple orchard located in Daigo Town in the Okukuji region identifiable by its vivid scarlet sage flowers. The orchard grows over 20 varieties of apples and visitors can enjoy apple picking here from late September until the end of November. The orchard doesn't close during this period; the varieties which visitors can pick will differ depending on the time. The orchard offers all-you-can-eat apple samples as well as bags and boxes which visitors can stuff with apples to take home with them. The orchard also offers shipping within the local region. In addition, visitors can barbecue Hitachi beef while sipping wine and purchase homemade breads, apple pies, and jams made with the orchard's apples.

    リンゴ園に少し早めに行き次にもう一度来るとお約通りにど行き試食をガリガリもぐもぐいただいてお茶のサービスにバイトのおばさんと素朴な世間話をしてきた。 社長来年も行きますよ。{笑}

  • Yaguchi Orchards
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasumigaurashi Shimotsuchida 477
    A tourism-oriented fruit farm located close to the Chiyoda-ishioka interchange on the Joban Expressway. Sweet Japanese pears, grapes, Japanese chestnuts, and persimmons are grown organically on the farm's spacious 50 thousand square meter grounds, and visitors can enjoy the tastes of fall. The farm grows Kosui, Hosui, and Nitaka Japanese pears from around August 10 to September 30. The farm grows huge Kyoho grapes from August 20 to September 28. Chestnuts are grown from early September to mid-October, and persimmons from mid-October to late November. The farm offers all-you-can-eat Japanese pears, grapes, and persimmons. There's also a farm-fresh shop and visitors can enjoy fruit picking with their pets, as well.
  • Fukuda Green Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasumigaurashi Shimosaya 777
    A farm located a six-kilometer drive north from the Tsuchiura-kita Interchange where visitors can enjoy picking and gather Asian pears, kyoho giant grapes, persimmons, and chestnuts. The farm offers safe, healthy fruits and nuts grown using reduced agricultural chemical cultivation techniques such as natural farming, EM, and composted bark. There's also a barbecue ground on the grounds, and visitors can enjoy the outdoors surrounded by peaceful natural scenery. The farm's shop sells fruits picked on the farm and processed goods such as umeboshi (pickled dried plum), roasted chestnuts, and other foods. The farm also has handicapped toilets and has incorporated universal design principles such as eliminating steps, ensuring that senior citizens and disabled persons can also enjoy fruit picking.
  • Daichi Shimotsuma Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Shimotsuma-shi Osagaya 90
    A strawberry farm located 500 meters west of the Kujira Intersection on National Route 294. Once the plants begin to bear fruit, the farm uses no agricultural chemicals whatsoever, aiming to produce safe, healthy strawberries using only temperature and water management alone. From January to the end of May, the farm offers Tochiotome strawberry picking. The farm works to ensure everyone can enjoy strawberry picking. All of the farm's strawberries are grown using raised planters, making picking a breeze; the wide lanes between planters also ensure persons using wheelchairs and strollers can easily enter. The farm's shop sells its strawberries as well as strawberries for making jams, not normally sold in supermarkets; and tomatoes from Ishige Farm.
  • Yasato Kanko Kaju Kumiai
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi Kakioka 5680-1
    The Yasato area is blessed with a warm climate perfect for growing fruit and around 50 tourist farms can be found in the area. These farms grow strawberries, grapes, blueberries, Asian pears, persimmons, mandarin oranges, and a variety of other fruit, and visitors can enjoy fruit picking here year round.
  • Nakamura Strawberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Asahi 225
    A strawberry farm located north on Prefectural Route 199 traveling from the Tsuchiura-kita Interchange on the Joban Expressway. Notably, the farm grows its strawberries using organic fertilizer and natural spring water flowing from the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. The farm grows Benihoppe strawberries as well as Ibara Kiss, an original variety developed in Ibaraki Prefecture. Both varieties are renowned for their large size, flavor, and firm juiciness. Another great thing about the farm is its convenient accessibility about 70 minutes from Tokyo. A flower park, Mt. Tsukuba, and a variety of other tourism destinations are located nearby, making the farm a perfect day trip sightseeing destination.
  • Kayaba Kanko Orchards
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Kasumigaura Ichikawa 325
    This tourist farm is located in Ichikawa, Kasumigaura City. It cultivates grapes, pears and chestnuts, and the farm is open from mid-August to mid-October for visitors to enjoy picking the fruits and chestnuts (advance notice is required). The farm also has products available for sale over the counter. There is also a barbeque area (a reservation is required).
  • Yamato Chestnut Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Kasumigaura Kamitsuchida 723
    A chestnut orchard in Kamitsuchida, Kasumigaura City. Open from the first Sunday in September to mid-October, this tourist farm lets you gather your own chestnuts. It also sells raw chestnuts and chestnuts prepared in a pressure cooker.
  • Karatachi Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Kasumigaura Kamitsuchida 882
    A farm in Kamitsuchida, Kasumigaura City. They grow pears, chestnuts, and sweet potatoes. You can pick, collect, or dig your own from mid-August to mid-October. They offer a service of chestnuts fresh-cooked over a wood fire for those gathering chestnuts.
  • Chiyoda Engei
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Kasumigaura Nakasaya 744-1Dai2 Hitachi No Park Mae
    An orchard in Nakasaya, Kasumigaura City. They grow Kyoho grapes, chestnuts, and pear varieties including Kosui, Hosui, and Niitaka. In addition to offering fruit picking from mid-August to mid-October, the park also has barbecue facilities available for use with a reservation.
  • Okano Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Kasumigaura Ichiiida 232
    An orchard in Iida, Kasumigaura City. They grow pears, grapes, and chestnuts. You can pick pears from mid-August to mid-October and grapes from early September to mid-October. You can gather chestnuts from mid-September to mid-October.
  • Iwase Farm managed by KEK
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Sakuragawa Shimoizumi 34-7
    This farm is located along Prefectural Route 216, in Shimoizumi, Sakuragawa City. Covering six hectares of land, it sells a wide variety of fruit and vegetables cultivated in its 100 greenhouses. In addition to the its original Super Fruit Tomato, which is in season from February to June, the farm also has Earl's Melon picking from early September to early October.
  • Imahashi Kanko Fruit Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi Obata 1959
    An orchard on Prefectural Road 42 in Obata, Ishioka City. They grow grapes, strawberries, kiwi fruit, persimmon, and mandarin oranges. The area around Mt. Tsukuba is the northern limit of mandarin cultivation in Japan. They sell the fruit they grow and offer pick-your-own in season.
  • Fruit Park Hisamatsu Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasumigaurashi Shimosaya 885
    A tourism-oriented park where you can pick fresh fruit. Grapes, pear, chestnuts, persimmons, and other fruits are grown on the farm. You can also dig up sweet potatoes here. Unusual for a fruit-picking farm, there are no time limits, and you are allowed to bring your own food onto the premises as well. And of course you can eat all that you pick. Depending on the season, you can pay an extra fee to pick multiple varieties of fruits. The farm’s shop sells fruit for taking home as a souvenir and can also provide shipping.

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Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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