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Orchard Spots in Nagano Area

  • Daio Wasabi Farm
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    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotaka 3640
    This vast wasabi farm in Azumino spans a space equal to 11 Tokyo Domes. Entry is free and the farm is open every day year-round. In addition to wasabi fields and a processing plant, visitors can enjoy the tranquil waterside scenery, including a water mill used in a Kurosawa’s film. The farm’s shop sells unique products found nowhere else such as wasabi soft serve ice cream and wasabi-don rice bowls. If traveling by train, a 10-minute taxi ride from Hotaka Station on the JR Oito Line.
  • Matsui Farm
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    3.0
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    Nagano Pref. Komoroshi Kou 4385
    This orchard is located in Matsuiko, Komoro City. You’ll find over 20 varieties of apple trees that number over 2,000, and apple picking is available from mid-August until the beginning of December. You can also pick flowers and fruit from early May through late June, and blueberry picking and beetle gathering activities occur from early July until early August. Additionally, from late March through early December, a barbecue area with roofs and partitions is open for use. A restaurant and fishing pond are open during this time as well.

    家族と楽しむはずが、お金なんていくらでも払える状況でしたが30分延長しようとした所1800円と勘違いをして5300円を置いた所3人分は六千円近かったので辞めようと思いましたらそちらの高年齢の女性の方にお金を無理やりレジに入れられてしまい「100円値引きしましたから、内緒ですから」と言われました。え?の状況も周りの人は何も言えずな状況で、ただ、納得なんかいく訳もありません。私は他のイベントで参加をし...

  • Akasoba no Sato
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    Nagano Pref. Kaminagunminowamachi Nakaminowa Upper Furuta Kinbara
    The soba plant that sprouts red flowers is known as “Takane Ruby,” and every year from the end of September until the beginning of October, a 4.2 hectare plot of land at 900 meters altitude is completely filled with the gorgeous blooms. Not only are the flowers beautiful, but the soba tastes great as well, so you can satisfy both your eyes and your mouth. This place is about 10 minutes from the Ihoku Interchange on the Chuo Expressway, or about 10 minutes by car from JR Ina-Matsushima Station.
  • Kisouma no Sato Souvenir shop & Restaurant
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    Nagano Pref. Kisogunkisomachi Kaidakougensuekawa 5596-1
    This is a ranch located in the Kaida Highlands with a magnificent view of Mt. Ontake. Visitors can experience horse riding and making soba (buckwheat) noodles on the vast grounds boasting a size of about 500,000 square meters. There is also a dining room where you can taste kirishita soba, and a souvenir shop selling Kaida Highland soba and soba flour, specialty craftworks and products of Nagano prefecture.
  • Shinshu Fruits Land (Shinshu Nakano Inter Branch)
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    4.0
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    Nagano Pref. Nakanoshi Kusama Yasudaji temple border 1356-1
    An orchard standing along Prefectural Route 29 in Kusama, Nakano City. From June to around November, visitors can enjoy picking cherries, peaches, grapes, and apples (when in season). The orchard also has a restaurant which can accommodate groups and which serves chestnut okowa rice, Shinshu beef sukiyaki meals, and other dishes. In the orchard's fast food area, meanwhile, you can eat curry and noodle dishes. The orchard's shop sells farm-fresh produce and an abundant variety of Shinshu souvenirs.

    This is a good place to stop for fruit, lunch or souvenirs. The fruit is delicious and there are many samples of the cakes too.

  • Matsukawa Town Tourist Information Center
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    Nagano Pref. Shimoinagunmatsukawamachi Ojima 2065-1
    Mirai Matsukawa Tourism Information Center is located along Prefectural Route 59 in Matsukawa Town, Ina County. It provides information about local orchards that allow visitors to pick their own fruit. Depending on the season, the Center will tell you where to pick apples, blueberries, cherries, pears, grapes, and other fruit.
  • Fruit Land Kumazawa Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Komaganeshi Shimodaira 4392-4
    This tourist orchard is located in Komagane City, Nagano Prefecture. With apples, grapes, pears and prunes, you can enjoy picking fruit that matches any time of year. In addition, they also offer time-limited all-you-can-eat options for a fee. They cultivate agri vinegar uniquely developed to reduce the amount of agricultural chemicals with icemelt from the Alps, giving you safe fruit to savor.
  • Harayuranen
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    Nagano Shiojiri-shi Soga Kikyogahara 71-52
    A high altitude, large temperature differences due to its location in a basin, and lots of sunny days. These factors combine to make Kiyogahara the perfect place for vineyards growing sweet but moderately acidic grapes, attracting the attention of the world's wine connoisseurs. They grow varieties including Delaware, Kyoho, and Sunny Rouge, as well as their superb Niagara grapes with thin skins and a high sugar content. They don't use any herbicides so they can produce safe, healthy, and delicious grapes. This farm takes the soil and makes it into succulent grapes.

    歴史のある観光ぶどう園です。子供の頃、この園には遊園地的な遊具があって、こども地区遠足などで、訪れる近隣地域の団体客も多かったとのことです。 果実狩りのほか、焼肉などの食事もできます。また園の入口には桔梗という居酒屋も併設されていて、手打ちそばや塩尻の名物、山賊焼きが味で有名です。ぶどう園は若夫婦が、居酒屋は親夫婦さんが運営されています。

  • Tsuchidaen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Shiojiri-shi Soga 1299-156
    A five-minute drive from Shojiri Interchange on the Nagano Expressway, this tourist farm on National Route 19 has a large sign to help you find it. Shiojiri's known for its fruit, and they grow grapes in a great location looking out on the majestic Northern Alps to the west. The Southern Alps are to the east and the Kiso Mountains is to the south. They grow each bunch of grapes with love, from fruiting to harvest. The vineyard offers all-you-can-eat with no time limit. The season for grapes is from July to December. They also grow apples and pears, and there's a greenhouse so visitors can pick on rainy days, too.
  • Marudai Oba Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Shimoina-gun Matsukawamachi Ojima 2319
    This easily accessible orchard is two minutes from the Matsukawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. From mid-July visitors pick fruit including plums, pears, apples, grapes, and peaches. It opened in 1926 and three generations have grown fruit there. Their fruit is safe and delicious, grown with organic fertilizer and a minimum of agricultural chemicals, and no unapproved chemicals at all. The gift shop sells handmade jams and juices, as well as boiled eggs from Hirugami Onsen's morning market, a local specialty. Take a break at the covered rest area while snacking on a huge portion of Kyoho grape soft serve ice cream.
  • KAIDA FARM Farm 2
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Kiso-gun Kisomachi
    A fruit farm located inside Kisouma no Sato in Suekawa, Kaidakogen, Kiso Town, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture. Cultivating blueberries on its vast grounds, from mid-July, visitors can enjoy blueberry picking; the farm also sells blueberry jam and other products. KAIDA FARM Farm 1 is also located near Maruyama horse-headed Kannon.
  • Blueberry Azumino
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    Nagano Azumino Misato Ogura 3876
    A tourist farm which grows blueberries. The farm grows 800 blueberry plants on land as well as 2,000 in pots without the use of agricultural chemicals. The farm offers time unlimited blueberry picking and customers can also gather their harvested blueberries in a provided bag to take home. Blueberry picking is offered from mid-June to mid-October. Note that the exact date the farm opens may vary depending on weather. Visitors can also purchase potter blueberry seedlings here.
  • Santa Berry Garden
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    Nagano Ina-shi Nishi Minowa 7720-1
    This charming berry farm commands a view of the Southern and Central Japan alps and has an English garden. The farm is located north of the Ina Interchange on the Chuo Expressway near Oshiba Kogen Park. Here visitors can pick a variety of berries, including raspberries, blackberries, and currants. Those who go berry picking can also enjoy free scones and herbal tea, and enjoy a relaxing break in a garden after they are done picking. There's also a cafe on the farm which serves tarts, ice cream, and jams made with blueberries harvested on-site.
  • Fumonji Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Shiojiri-shi Soga 73-66
    A fruit farm located a 10-minute, six kilometer drive from the Shiojiri Interchange. Surrounded by the Japan Alps, the farm takes great pride in the color and flavor of its grapes grown in an environment with extreme temperature shifts. The farm harvests grapes from late August through mid-October, and apples from early September through mid-November. The farm began growing grapes in 1890 and today is known as one of the leading grape producers in the country. The farm has even won consecutive won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award. When in season, the farm offers an all-you-can-eat plan which enables you to sample around 10 different high class grape varieties.
  • Daika Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Shimoina-gun Matsukawamachi Motoojima 5102-6
    A farm just off the Matsukawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway where you can pick apples, Japanese pears, and European pears on a quiet parcel of land. The farm focuses on flavor over appearance and cultivates safe and healthy fruits while using reduced agricultural chemicals and superior fertilizers as much as possible. Customers can pick fruits while taking in views of Japanese pear and apple flowers, and the surrounding majestic Central and Southern Japan Alps. A large cherry tree stands at the farms entrance. Pets are allowed. Situated in a quiet area blessed with an abundance of delicious water and clean air, the family-run farm works to preserve the local natural environment.
  • Toyooka Village Exchange Center Daichi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Shimoina-gun Toyokamura Kumashiro 3128 - 1 Toyokamura
    "A facility located in Kumashiro, Toyooka Village where you can get information on food, activities, and sightseeing activities in the area and also make reservations. Expensive, first-class matsutake mushrooms are grown in Toyooka Village, as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables from the spring through the fall. Situated in southern Nagano, some of its many highlights include a waterfall basin in the Abu River valley known as ""Japan's largest pothole,"" and the three colored wisteria blossoms of the Senryuin Buddhist temple. There are tons of fun things to do here as well, such as strawberry picking and potato planting in March, as well as harvesting a variety of tasty, seasonal delights all the way until December. In addition, there are places to enjoy river activities and camping surrounded by natural beauty."
  • Yamazaki Farm
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    Nagano Kamitakai-gun Obusemachi Obuse 2051
    A farm which grows cherries, huge Kyoho grapes, and chestnuts. Located not far from Obuse Station, visitors can walk here along a lush, greenery-lined road. The farm's cherry picking, offered from mid-June to mid-July, is particularly popular, and each year during this time many people, including those who have come back here again and again, visit the farm to enjoy this fun and tasty activity. The farm also sells its fruits direct, and its fresh-picked fruits are exceptionally juicy and tasty. When in season, visitors can pick six varieties of cherries; gather chestnuts, a distinctly Obuse-style activity; and pick organic, low-pesticide grapes, and the farm is a popular destination for children and adults alike.

    さくらんぼ狩りを楽しめます。駅からとても近いため、電車で訪れました。料金は時期によって変わるようです。

  • Nature Farm Tomioka
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Kamitakai-gun Obuse Machi Tsusumi 300
    A fruit farm situated along National Route 403. The farm takes particular pride in its use of only organic fertilizer, and in growing plum varieties which can only be found here. The farm grows six varieties of plums, including Oishi, Soldam, Gekko, Taiyo, and Akihime, and the farm's plums are so popular, they sell out shortly after they come in season. The farm's peach picking and sweet Jonathon apple picking, offered from late July, are also popular activities. The farm's shop sells juices made from a variety of fruits. Offering the kind of cozy atmosphere only a family-owned farm has, the place is a favorite destination of many local residents and area visitors as well.
  • Shinshu Yumebara no Sato
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Hanishina-gun Sakakimachi Kamigomyo 453-2
    A tourist farm located a 10-minute drive from the Sakaki Interchange on the Joshin-etsu Expressway. Here visitors can view beautiful roses and, with an advance reservation, take part in a rose planting activity. The farm also grows fruit and, when in season, visitors can enjoy picking strawberries and grapes. In the farm's rest area, visitors can sample rose hip tea. At night, the farm offers barbecuing, and visitors can sit in one of the farm's greenhouses and enjoy delicious Japanese-style barbecue.
  • Yamahon Sorimachi Farm
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    Nagano Suzaka-shi Hitaki 4304-2
    A 15-minute drive from the Suzaka-Naganohigashi Interchange. At this tourism farm, you can enjoy picking grapes and apples raised with 100% organic fertilizer and reduced agricultural chemicals. The farm grows around 20 varieties of grapes and around 10 varieties of apples. The Takabatake area where the farm is located is the oldest grape-producing region in the prefecture, with many farms cultivating and selling a variety of grapes. The adjoining shop sells a variety of agricultural products in addition to grapes and apples and can provide shipping of purchases in the area.

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Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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