8 recommended farms in Hyogo allows you to harvest strawberry by yourself

Many people usually think about Spring time in Japan with Sakura season. But it fact, there is one more interesting activity you should try is Fruit Harvest. Each season has its own seasonal fruit and Strawberry picking is great and fun activity beside Hanami (Sakura viewing)

In Kansai Area, the suitable prefecture where many Strawberry farms located is Hyogo. Here is list of 8 recommended farms for Strawberry picking in Hyogo. Hope you have fun with fruit picking by yourself.

 

Wellness Park Goshiki – Takadaya Kahei Park (ウェルネスパーク五色 高田屋嘉兵衛公園)

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Around 80 minutes taking bus from Sannomiya. Wellness Park is located at the middle of Awaji Atari Islands and especially it is on the hill so you can see a beautiful ocean from this Park. If you come this place to Strawberry picking, please try playing tennis or visit garden or take your time for viewing beach. Awaji Island is also great and recommended for sightseeing also.

Harvesting period: the beginning of February to May

Fee: depends on weight of strawberry you pick, 250 yen for 1 gram

Picking time: 10:00 to 11:30, 13:30 – 16:00

Homepage: http://www.takataya.jp/    -     Google Map Direction

 

Shinoda Strawberry Gardens (篠田いちご園)

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From Nishiwakishi Station, take bus around 15 minutes. It would be better to make a reservation one day before you come there. You can enjoy Strawberry picking in gardens with 45 minutes.

Harvesting period: December 20th to lately May

Fee: enjoy as much as you can in 45 minutes, for adult: 1500 yen and children: 1000 yen

Picking time: 10:00 to 15:00

Homepage: http://www.nosai-hyogo.or.jp/tokusan/fureai170002.html    -     Google Map Direction

 

Uraraka Nouen Misato (うららか・のうえん実里)

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Located at Miki City of Hyogo, with 60 minutes you can enjoy yourself with Strawberry picking at Uraraka Nouen Misato. In this farm, you can not only enjoy Strawberry but also Strawberry bread, iced chocolate sauce. It is somehow like Strawberry buffet.

Harvesting period: from January 10th to the beginning of May

Fee: Strawberry buffet (60 minutes) with 2500 yen for Adult

Condensed milk used with Strawberry: Free

Picking time: from 11:00 to 15:00

Homepage: http://uraraka-misato.jp/    -     Google Direction

 

Kasaya – The land of mushroom  (しい茸ランド かさや)

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At Mita City, about 10 minutes walking from Aino Station. From station, there will be also a bus service to Kasaya. In this place, you can enjoy strawberry picking, mushroom harvesting after that enjoy BBQ too.

Harvesting period: from the beginning of January to the beginning of June

Fee: Strawberry buffet (30 minutes) with 1600 yen for Adult

Picking time: from 10:00 to 16:00

Homepage: http://www.kasaya.net/     -     Google Direction

 

Hill of England (イングランドの丘)

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60 minutes from Maiko Station by high speed bus, in the South of Awaji, at the English Hill, you will meet Koala and pick Strawberry at the same place. Each year, this location is popular for Strawberry picking, it is recommended to harvesting strawberry in the morning. Strawberry here can be sold by gram not kind of buffet. BBQ here is interesting also.

Harvesting period: lately December to lately May

Entrance fee for Hill of England: 400 yen to 800 yen for Adult

Price of Strawberry: 270 yen for 100 gram

Picking time: from 10:00 to 17:00

Homepage: http://www.england-hill.com/      -      Google Direction

 

Awaji Island Fruit Farm (淡路島フルーツ農園)

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From Maiko Station, take bus around 30 minutes. Get off at Tsuna Ichinomiya IC and then walk 30 minutes. Awaji Island Farm with 10,000 meter squares, it is a large farm for traveling and growing strawberry also. Eating Strawberry and free condensed milk is great activities.

If you go there after February it would be cheaper, in April, you can see Sakura in this farm. At the hotel cafeteria, you can enjoy handmade fruits cookies. Strawberry pudding is great also.

Harvesting period: middle December to middle June

Strawberry buffet fee (40 minutes): 1700 yen to 1300 yen for Adult

Condensed Milk: free

Picking time: from 9:00 to 17:00

Homepage: http://awajishima-fruits.jp/   -    Google Direction

 

Tanii Farm (たにい農園)

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15 minutes from interchange Kobe – Mita (神戸三田IC), you can easy access Tanii Farm from Himeji also. Growing strawberry in this farm started 30 years ago. Strawberry is growth high from ground, you can only stand to pick strawberry. Near Tanii Farm, there is Yoshikawa Onsen. Tanii farm and Onsen can be great combination for one day trip.

Harvesting period: January 1st to the beginning of June

Strawberry buffet fee (30 minutes): 1600 yen

Picking time: from 10:00 to 15:00

Homepage: http://tanyfarm.net/     -    Google Direction

 

Township of Strawberry (いちごの郷 あぐり丹波)

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With 3500 square meters farm, you can freely and enjoy the feeling of becoming real farmer harvesting strawberry.

Harvesting period: January to the late May

Strawberry buffet fee (60 minutes): 1300 to 2000 yen

Picking time: from 10:00 to 15:00

Breaking day: 10:00 to 15:00

Homepage: http://www.gyosai.net/     -      Google Direction

 

Julika Farm (ジュリカファーム)

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Julika Farm is a farm growing strawberry and located in the North of Kobe. 10 minutes walking from Fruit Park. Coming here you can eat fresh fruit without worrying about chemical poison.

Reservation is preferred at this number: 090-9270-4426 from 19:00 to 20:00

 

Harvesting period: the beginning January to the late June

Strawberry buffet fee (45 minutes): 1600 to 1400 yen for Adult

Picking time: from 10:00 to 15:00

Breaking day: 10:00 to 13:00

Homepage: http://julica-farm.jimdo.com/    -     Google Direction

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