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Tokyo’s Best Fruit Picking Spots

Gather Your Very Own Healthy Sweet Treats In Or Near The Capital!

Looking for a unique adventure for the whole family this weekend? We’ve got you covered. After all, what’s more wholesome and fun than a fruit picking adventure?

Japan is renowned for sweet (sometimes expensive) seasonal fruits. If you’re just looking to buy and try, local groceries and department store basements have you covered. However, for a more unique fruit-tasting experience, why not visit the place the fruit comes from and make a day of it? Within two hours of the city and easily accessible to the public, Tokyo fruit picking farms are ideal for family outings, an outdoorsy date or even a day of self-care.

Japan’s Seasonal Fruits

Young sisters eating strawberries© Photo by iStock: Satoshi-K

One of the joys of living in Japan is the robust connection with seasonality. Many buying options here are rooted in the four seasons; clothes, cosmetics, fish, vegetables and fruit.

  • Blueberries: June to September
  • Grapes: June to November 
  • Grapes: June to November 
  • Kiwi: Late October to early November 
  • Asian Pears: Late July to late November 
  • Persimmons: Late October to December 
  • Apples: September to late December
  • Apples: September to late December 
  • Mandarin Oranges: November to February
  • Strawberries: December to May

Where To Go

Whether you’re hoping for fresh produce in spring, summer, fall or winter, you’ll be set by visiting these Tokyo fruit picking farms as the season comes by!

Kobayashi Farm (Mandarin Oranges)

Kobayashi Farm: Tokyo Fruit Picking© Photo by Kobayashi Farm

The same family has been running Kobayashi Farm since the first mikan (mandarin orange) tree was planted in 1960. The picking season begins in November and lasts until all of the fruits are picked. For 90 minutes, you are welcome to gather all-you-can-eat mikan. No reservations are necessary for groups of less than 10 people unless you want to use their parking lot.

  • Opening hours: During mikan season: Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The farm is closed every Tuesday and on rainy days. 
  • Price: ¥700 for elementary students and older; ¥400 for preschoolers. You can pay an additional ¥500 and bring home 1kg of your own picked mikan. They can also deliver fruit that you picked yourself nationwide.
  • Address: 5-84-1 Nakato, Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo
  • Nearest Station: Tachikawa station on the Chuo Main Line.

Takahashi Orchard (Apples)

Takahashi Orchard© Photo by Takahashi Orchard

Conveniently located in Setagaya-ku, this orchard has no picking time limit or entrance fees for a fun experience close to home. During apple picking season, adults can also pick up fresh chestnuts if there is an ample amount of them to gather. If you’re interested in fresh vegetables, eggplants are also for sale here.

  • Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays in September, October and November. 
  • Price: There is no fee to enter the orchard. You only pay for how many apples you pick with 1 kg for ¥1,000.
  • Address: 2-13 Hachimanyama, Setagaya City, Tokyo
  • Nearest station: Hachimanyama station on the Keio Line.

Naito Farm (Blueberries, Grapes)

Naito Farm: Tokyo Fruit Picking© Photo by Naito Farm

Naito Farm has been serving its community and the larger Tokyo area for many years. During summer vacation, families can enjoy picking blueberries and grapes here at a leisurely pace since there is no time limit. Pesticide-free blueberries and grapes are great choices for young children as the bushes are low and fruits are easy to pick. For ease, you can also make online reservations (Japanese only)!

  • Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays.
  • Price: Blueberries: 100g (¥240); 500g (¥1200). Grapes: 1kg (¥1800); 1kg of shine muscat (¥2500)
  • Address: Naito 1-17-5, Kokubunji City, Tokyo
  • Nearest station: Nishi-Kokubunji Station on the Chuo Line (Rapid).

Sawanobori Kiwi Farm (Kiwi)

Sawanobori Kiwi Farm© Photo by Sawanobori Kiwi Farm

Sawanobori Kiwi Farm is a pesticide-free and organic farm in Kunitachi, Tokyo that grows many varieties of kiwi, such as green and yellow. They don’t require reservations ahead of time. If you want to ask any questions about the farm or the picking process, they do have a form on their site (Japanese only). Kiwi picking begins in late October and continues until all the fruit has been picked.

  • Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Price: There is no admission fee. Pay for the kiwis picked; ¥600 for 1kg; ¥60 per 100g.
  • Address: 29 Nishi 2-29-60 Kunitachi City, Tokyo
  • Nearest station: Kunitachi Station on the Chuo Line (Rapid).

Mizuta Orchard (Asian Pear, Persimmon)

Mizuta Orchard© Photo by Mizuta Orchard

This small farm in Higashimurayama, Tokyo has many fruits available for picking and direct purchase throughout the fall season. From mid-August, you can pick Asian pears and buy fresh figs and pears. From late September, you can buy Asian pears, figs and chestnuts. And from late October you can pick kaki (Japanese persimmon) and buy kiwis and figs. To stop the spread of infectious diseases, this farm is reservation-only for fruit picking.

  • Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Price: As prices are subject to change, it is best to call and confirm in advance.
  • Address: 3-23-8 Ontacho, Higashimurayama, Tokyo
  • Nearest station: Higashi-Murayama station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.

Yokohama Strawberry Park (Strawberries)

Tokyo’s Best Fruit Picking Spots© Photo by iStock: Masaaki Ohashi

This park is actually an electric greenhouse where you can pick strawberries all year round. With your admission fee, you are provided a 300-gram cup to fill up with as many strawberries as you can. There is a cafe on site where you can enjoy delicious mixed juices, parfaits and french toast. Savory meals, like lasagna and hamburgers, are available too. Advanced reservations are required and you can book one of four 60-minute time slots per day.

Have you ever been to a Tokyo fruit picking farm? Let us know about your adventures below!

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