Fruit picking is a popular family activity in Japan, and farms across the country offer the opportunity to pick fruit directly from the tree from their orchards. Typically farms will charge visitors a set amount for a set period of time; fees range from 800 to 3000 yen or more, and the set times generally run from 30-60 minutes. In some case they may also charge by the weight of the fruit picked, or will allow you to pick as much as you want and will exchange your basket for a pre-packaged and weighed bag. It all depends on the farm.
You can pick a variety of seasonally available fruits, including;
Seasonal Fruits available around Nagoya
- Mikan Oranges
Togokusan Fruit Park is a very convenient place to try this great outdoor, family friendly activity. Located about an hour from Nagoya Station in Moriyama Ku, just beneath the highest mountain within Nagoya; Togokusan at 198.3 m /650 ft.
The park features 15 orchards of various local fruits, a”World Orchard” of tropical fruits, and a fruit house for educational activities ( there are alas only available in Japanese). In addition to the straight fruit related, you can find a lovely Japanese garden, massive fields of full of seasonal flowers of the season, and of course the standard assortment of restaurants and gift shops.
In spring, the weeping cherry trees are wonderful place for hanami as well, and are apparently quite famous in their own right.
Nagoya City Togokusan Fruits Park
2110 Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama-ku,
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 463-0001, Japan
052-736-3344 (map link)