Fruit-Picking in Japan
During summer and autumn, people enjoy fruit-picking. Japanese fruits have perfect shapes and beautiful colors, and juicy and sweet tastes. In some Asian countries, Japanese fruits are sold at a high price. You can get such beautiful fruits easily from greengrocers or supermarkets throughout the year, but it tastes especially delicious if you pick by yourself in a natural setting.
Fruits gardens are periodically open for tourist, and allow them to pluck fruits by the hour. Payment is made either by collecting an entrance fee to orchards, or measuring the fruit in the basket before leaving the fruits garden.
There are a number of fruits gardens across the country. One of the most visit sites is Yamanashi prefecture, which is easy to access from Tokyo. There are some day trips offered by tour bus companies, available during summer and autumn.
During summer, grapes and peaches are in season, and during autumn, apples, Japanese pears, Japanese persimmons are ready to be eaten. Why don’t you try fruit-picking in the countryside in Japan?
Farms usually charge between 800 and 3000 yen, depending on the fruit being picked. The time allowed typically ranges from 30 to 60 minutes. Sometimes, farms charge based on the weight of the fruits retrieved, instead. The time of the year in which a particular fruit is available depends on the location and the weather. An estimate of the seasons of several popular fruits is as follows:
Fruit picking is a fun activity, but many people have trouble figuring out how to go fruit picking. Often access to the farm may not be easy, and charges vary depending on the farm. In addition, there are a number of rules that must be followed when fruit picking.
Rules and Facts
- Fruit can be eaten immediately, no washing necessary.
- Fruit cannot be taken home. Please pick only what you can eat.
- Please do not leave leftovers.
- Any type of bag is prohibited when picking.
- Please do not break off branches or pick buds.
- Please do not climb trees.
- Take care when using ladders.
- Any intoxicated person will be refused entry to the premises.
- No responsibility will be taken by the farm for any thefts, etc. that may occur on the premises.
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