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Orchard Spots in Niigata Area

  • Fruit Land Shirone Grape Garden
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Minami-ku Washinokishinden 573
    This all-weather farm is 15-minutes from the Kurosaki Interchange. This is the oldest organic farm in Niigata growing fruits from all seasons with minimal use of pesticides. Along with being able to pick fruit year-round you can enjoy their original fruit pizza baked in their own lava-stone oven. You can also feed and play with their goats and rabbits as well as enjoy a BBQ under the grape vines in the vineyard.

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  • Ito Vineyard
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Konan-ku Nishino 145
    A vineyard located three minutes from the Niigata Airport Interchange on the Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway. Surrounded by rice paddies, the vineyard cultivates an abundant variety of grapes on its vast grounds. The farm has a tatami mat rest area where visitors can relax after having fun grape picking. Many families bring along a bento box lunch to enjoy here. The farm grows standard Kyoho giant grapes, Pione, Oriental Star, Shinano Smile, and many other grape varieties, and part of the fun is discovering which your favorite is.
  • Shirone Mushroom Farm
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Minami-ku Kamishiodawara 1493
    An all-weather pick-your own mushroom farm 15 minutes from the Niigata Nishi Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway. You can experience picking mushrooms from September or October to March every year. Mushroom varieties such as shimeji, nameko, shiitake, and maitake are even more delicious when freshly picked. Depending on the season, it is also possible to harvest rare varieties. You can purchase your harvest and take the mushrooms with you or have them shipped if necessary. The farm’s large signboard is visible from the Niigata Chuo Kanjo Line.
  • Ikeda Tourist Fruit Farm
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Minami-ku Niida 2584-15
    This fruit farm offers year-round picking opportunities. In early spring they have strawberries, from early summer to autumn there are grapes and nashi pears, and in winter they have Le Lectier pears. Located about 30 minutes' drive from the Niigata urban area, and ten minutes' drive from the Hokuriku Expressway Sanjo-Tsubame Interchange. The Echigohime strawberries, grown over the winter in a greenhouse, are marked by their size and sweetness. The light here is extraordinarily good, resulting in fruit that's perfectly balanced in sweetness and sourness, and the second you enter your nose will be filled with the rich aroma of fruit. The growing area uses elevated tables, so it's accessible for wheelchair uses as well.
  • Fruits Dome Yamada Orchards
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Minami-ku Shimizu 8791-2
    This tourist farm which grows outstanding peaches is as big as four soccer fields, making it the largest in the prefecture. Their fields spread over one hectare and are planted with peaches, grapes, nashi pears, and Le Lectier pears. After you pick some of their flagship product, peaches, you can wash them and enjoy peel and all. They grow several varieties, including Yahatahakuho and Yuzora, and even if they're hard to tell apart by looking, soon you'll discover their differences. There is a cafe below the all-weather type grape arbors, and it can be rented for all kinds of events like outdoor meetings and beer gardens.
  • Shirone Daigo Nashi Nakamura Tourist Farm
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Minami-ku Daigo 1736-1
    "This is the prefecture's largest pear- picking tourist farm. Their fields of about 27,000 square meters, or 1. 6 Tokyo Domes, are planted with premium nashi pears. Niigata is famous for the ""phantom pear"" Le Lectier, and this is one of the few orchards where you can pick them yourself. Le Lectier are available for picking most years in late October. The area is protected by multi-purpose disaster protection netting, so this farm stands out for its resistance to typhoons and other disasters. The most popular course is, once your fruit picking is over, head over to the covered rest station for some lava-rock barbecue."
  • Seiromachi Tourist Cherry Orchard
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    Niigata Kitakanbara-gun Seiromachi Bejjo
    Seiro town, located about 20 minutes' drive from Niigata city, is one of Japan's leading fruit producing areas. They are the biggest producer of cherries in Niigata prefecture, with about 90% of the total crop. Seiro, naturally, has several sightseeing cherry orchards. If you'd like to try cherry picking yourself, contact the farms directly to check availability. Cherry varieties go in season at different times. Most years, you can pick kokanishiki and takasago from late May; satonishiki and benishuho are in season from mid-June. Keep a look out for the red flag inscribed with Sightseeing Cherry Farm Association In Japanese.
  • Sakaue Vineyard
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    Niigata Kitakanbara-gun Seiromachi Nihonmatsu 1057-2
    A vineyard which grows its grapes entirely organically with reduced pesticides and without the use of any herbicides whatsoever. Offering safe, healthy grapes, the farm received the Eco Farmer certification for its implementation of environmentally friendly, conservation-oriented farming in 2006. The grapes are grown under all-weather coverings on the farm’s spacious grounds, ensuring visitors can enjoy a fun and relaxing grape picking session even on rainy days. The farm grows a wide array of grapes, including stapes such as huge Kyoho and Shine Muscat as well as highly sweet Shinano Smile and Kaiji, nicknamed the red muscat. The farm has toilets for the physically challenged, ensuring that wheelchair users can also enjoy grape picking in comfort.
  • Tukigatanashikankoen Hara Noen
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Minami-ku Kamimagaridori 361
  • Nakagawa Tourist Farm
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    Niigata Sado-shi Aikawa Oura 778
  • Hosogoe Tourist Kuri Sono
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    Niigata Higashikanbara-gun Aga Machi Hosogoe
  • Rijuen
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Nishi-ku Kanemaki 1291
  • Blueberry Park Meikouen
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    Niigata Pref. Myoko City Suginosawa
  • Kuribayashi Vineyard
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Minami-ku Washinokishinden 489
  • Riensakuma
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Minami-ku Daigou 2791
  • Hasegawa Orchard
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Minami-ku Daigo 649
  • Fuse Vineyard
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Akiha-ku Kuruma Ba 1-9-25
  • Takai Akira
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    Niigata Sanjo-shi Daikanjima 1361
  • Watanabe Orchard
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    Niigata Sanjo-shi Idoba 143
  • Asaka Noen
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    Nigata Pref. Shibatashi Ijimino 383-6

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Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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