Fukuoka Strawberry Picking Guide 2016

Fukuoka is famous for its big, sweet berries and now it’s time to go-a-picking! Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan between December and May. If you have an appetite for strawberries, check our online guide for tips, locations, photos and a map to get you started on some berry good winter adventures!

Strawberry Picking Tips
• Go early! The fruits are freshest first thing in the morning, and sometimes they’re nicely chilled from low overnight temperatures. Plus – the earlier you go, the more strawberries available for you to pick!
• Call ahead on the day to make sure there are berries left and check that there’s space for your group to avoid disappointment.

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• Wear comfortable shoes and clothes – something good for crouching that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
• The temperature can get rather warm inside the greenhouse on a sunny day, so make sure to wear outer layers of clothing you can shed if it gets hot.

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• Although it’s really tempting to pick the biggest strawberries you can find, don’t neglect to try the small, red berries too – they’re usually very sweet and tasty.
• The best way to eat a strawberry is to remove the calyx (green top) before eating! Yum!

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Note: The contents of this guide may be subject to change, and open terms may vary due to weather and strawberry growing conditions. Please check with each farm before visiting. The phone numbers listed may be unavailable on weekends, on holidays or outside business hours. Large groups should always call ahead in advance.

Fukuoka Strawberry Picking Guide map

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strawberry-iconImazu Refresh Farm 今津リフレッシュ農園
福岡県福岡市西区今津5685
Address: 5685 Imazu, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-806-2565
Strawberry brand: Sachinoka
Period/Season: ~ 4/24 (Sun.)
Time: Sat. and Sun 9:00~16:00
Closed: Mon. ~ Fri.
Reservations: Required. Call in advance on the Friday (8:45 ~ 17:15) before the weekend you plan to visit.
System: ¥1,000 per group (Limit 2 boxes Jan. ~ Feb., Limit 3 boxes Mar. ~ Apr.)
Website: http://imazu.q-rin.co.jp/index.php

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Imazu’s system is slightly different from the other farms – no pick-and-eat fee per person. Instead, a group fee is charged and families or groups can share the strawberries.

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strawberry-iconAkasya Ichigo Farm あかしゃのいちご畑
福岡県福岡市西区今津810
Address: 810 Imazu, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 090-7445-6031 / 092-806-2284
Strawberry brand: Kiyoka, Amaka
Period/Season: ~ mid May
Time: Sat., Sun. and Hol. 10:00 ~ 16:00
Closed: Mon. ~ Fri.
Reservation: Required by phone.
Pick and eat (1 hour): Age 13 y.o. and over ¥2,000, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,500, 2~6 y.o. ¥1,000
Takeaway: ¥250/100g
Website: http://akasya-ichigo.net/

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At Akasya, you’ll be picking the farm’s original brand “Kiyoka” berries – used by expensive restaurants in Tokyo. Amaka is a new addition to the farm, and new variety of berry.

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strawberry-iconSakura Farm さくらファーム
福岡県糸島市志摩桜井5966-3
Address: 5966-3 Sakurai, Shima, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-327-3272
Strawberry brand: Amaou
Period/Season: ~ end of April
Time: 10:00~15:00
Closed: Irregular (check in advance)
Reservations: Not required but advised. To make a reservation, call between 8:00~19:00.
Pick and eat (1 hr): 13 y.o. and over ¥1,800, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,200, 3~6 y.o. ¥600
Takeaway: ¥2,000/1kg
Website: http://iti5.net/farm/fko-sakura.htm

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This farm uses organic fertilizers. You’re allowed to bring your own toppings for the strawberries you pick – like condensed milk or whipped cream!

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strawberry-iconAkiyama Gardening 秋山園芸
福岡県古賀市久保260
Address: 260 Kubo, Koga-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 080-1705-3946
Strawberry brand: Amaou
Period/Season: ~ mid May
Time: 10:00~16:00
Closed: Never during the season
Reservations: Not required but can be done by phone.
Pick and eat (no time limit): 13 y.o. and over ¥1,500, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,000, 3~6 y.o. ¥500
Takeaway: ¥200/100g
Website: http://www.akiyama-e.com

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The elevated cultivation and wide paths of this farm make it easier to pick strawberries – for children and adults alike! Easy wheelchair access too. No time limit! For those visiting by car, search for “Lawson’s Saburoumaru-ten (ローソン三郎丸店)” in the navigation system.

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strawberry-iconFukuoka Berry Farm 玄海いちご狩り農園
福岡県宗像市田野54-1
Address: 54-1 Tano, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 0940-62-8580 / 090-4995-1056
Strawberry brand: Sachinoka and Akihime
Period/Season: ~ mid May
Time: 9:30~16:30
Closed: Fri.
Pick and eat (30 min.): Jan. ~ Mar.: ¥1,800, Apr. ~ May: ¥1,300 (Children 2~6 y.o.: ¥800 all season)
Takeaway: Jan. ~ Mar. ¥200/100g , Apr. ~ May ¥180/100g. (Additional ¥200 entry fee applies for takeaway only.)
Reservations: Required by phone.
Website: http://www.fbfarm.com

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Go berry picking inside the greenhouse, where you’ll never get rained on! Easy access for wheelchairs, and big groups are also welcomed.

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strawberry-iconLion Kajitsuen らいおん果実園
福岡県朝倉郡筑前町吹田1478-1
Address: 1478-1 Fukita, Chikuzen-machi, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka
Tel: 0946-42-5556
Strawberry brand: Akihime, Tochiotome, Benihoppe, Amaou, Yayoihime and Lion Ichigo
Period/Season: ~ mid May
Time: 10:00~17:00 (reception: ~16:00); 10:00~12:00 open to those who made reservations, 13:00~ open to public
Closed: Irregular
Reservations: By phone (8:30~) or online (by the day before).
Pick and eat (1 hour): 13 y.o. and over ¥1,600, 3~12 y.o. ¥1,200, 2 y.o. and under: free
Takeaway: ¥200/100g. (Additional ¥200 entry fee applies for takeaway only.)
Website: http://www.lionkajitsuen.com

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The Lion Kajitsuen farm has many different varieties of strawberries, with Lion Ichigo as their newest addition this year. There are 50 parking spaces and big groups are welcomed. Wheelchair accessible. This year, they have built 9 additional greenhouses! Feel like getting creative? Join one of the jam or crêpe-making classes.

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strawberry-iconChikushino Strawberry Fields 筑紫野いちご・いちじく農園
福岡県筑紫野市大字筑紫1278
Address: 1278 Chikushi, Chikushino-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-400-3239 / 090-4516-1484
Strawberry brand: Kaorino, Sagahonoka, Yotsuboshi, Benihoppe, Yumenoka, Amaou etc.
Period/Season: ~ 5/29 (Sun.)
Time: 9:00~17:00
Closed: Mon. (Tue. when Mon. is a holiday)
Reservations: Required by phone or online.
Pick and eat (1 hour): Until 5/7: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,900, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,300, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,100. From 5/8 ~ 5/29: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,400, 7~12 y.o. ¥900, 3~6 y.o. ¥700.
Takeaway: ~ Feb.: ¥180~¥240/100g, Mar. ~ May: ¥140~¥180/100g. (Additional ¥300 entry fee applies for takeaway only.)
Website: http://1515.itigo.jp/

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Kyushu’s biggest strawberry farm has around 25 greenhouses with various kinds of strawberries! Don’t forget to try the Shirayukihime “white princess” strawberry – it’s white in color and very popular!

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strawberry-iconNakano Kajitsuen 中野果実園
福岡県久留米市田主丸町石垣343
Address: 343 Tanushimarumachi Ishikaki, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 0943-72-2967
Strawberry brand: Amaou, Toyonoka, Benihoppe
Period/Season: ~ mid May
Time: 8:00~18:00
Closed: Never
Reservations: By phone, or fax (0943-72-1328)
Pick and eat (30 min.) : 10 y.o. and over ¥1,500, 9 y.o. and under ~¥1,200
Takeaway: ¥200/100g
Website: http://www.nakanokajitsuen.jp/contents/ichigo.html

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Nakano Kajitsuen don’t use any chemicals on their berries, only organic fertilizer; so you can enjoy delicious, all-natural Fukuoka strawberries. They have BBQ facilities too (additional fees apply)!

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strawberry-iconWhite Berry ホワイトベリー
福岡県三潴郡大木町高橋425
Address: 425 Takahashi, Oki, Mizuma-gun, Fukuoka
Tel: 0944-32-1200
Strawberry brand: Amaou
Period/Season: ~ mid May
Time: 9:00~17:00 (reception 10:00~15:00)
Closed: Mon. (Tue. when Mon. is a holiday)
Reservations: By phone or online
Pick and eat (40min.): ~ 2/28: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,800, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,600, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,400; Mar.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,500, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,400, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,300, Apr. ~ mid May: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,300, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,200, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,100
Website: http://www.shiro-ichigo.com

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Extra: If you participated in strawberry picking, you are eligible to buy a ticket to Aqus Onsen for just ¥100 (usually ¥500)! Enjoy delicious amaou berries and a relaxing hot bath – what a heavenly combination!

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strawberry-iconYamandon うきは果樹の村 やまんどん
福岡県うきは市浮羽町山北2212-7
Address: 2212-7 Ukihamachi Yamakita, Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 0943-77-4174
Strawberry brand: Sachinoka, Sagahonoka, Benihoppe and Awayuki
Period/Season: mid Jan. ~ early May
Time: 10:00~12:00 (by reservation only) and 13:00~16:00
Closed: Mon., Wed., Fri.
Reservations: Required by phone (morning only).
Pick and eat (30 min.) Jan. ~ Mar.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,600, 7~12 y.o.: ¥1,300, 3~6 y.o.: ¥900, Apr. ~ May.: 13 y.o. and over: ¥1,400, 7~12 y.o.: ¥1,100, 3~6 y.o. ¥900
Takeaway: ¥250/100g (you cannot buy takeaway berries only)
Website: http://www.yamandon.com/top.html

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Two greenhouses provide enough space for you to pick berries to your heart’s content. There is also a cafe which uses the fresh strawberries in yummy desserts. Wheelchair accessible. Strawberries are grown with onsen (spa) water full of minerals. Awayuki’s availability is limited – don’t miss it!

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strawberry-iconBuzen Fruit Land 観光農場ぶぜんフルーツランド
福岡県豊前市大字四郎丸2024-31
Address: 2024-31 Shiromaru, Buzen-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 0979-83-4622
Strawberry brand: Amaou
Period/Season: ~ end of Apr.
Time: 9:00~16:30 (entry ~15:30)
Closed: Irregular
Reservations: Not needed, but please call on the day to check availability of strawberries.
Pick and eat (30 min.) : 7 y.o. and over ¥1,500, 3 y.o. and over ¥1,000
Takeaway: ¥220/100g
Website: http://www.buzenfruitland.com

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Pick amaou strawberries with beautiful ocean views at Buzen Fruit Land. This farm offers fruit-picking year-round, so when the strawberry season ends, you can still enjoy picking seasonal fruits like grapes, chestnuts, tangerines and potatoes!

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strawberry-iconPoo Strawberry Garden プーさんのいちご園
福岡県八女市馬場600-3
Address: 600-3 Baba, Yame-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 0943-30-1169
Strawberry brand: Amaou, Sachinoka, Benihoppe, Sagahonoka, Kaorino, Yayoihime, Mouikko, Natsumirai and Toukun
Period/Season: 1/3 (Sun.) ~ end of May
Time: 10:00~16:00 (last entry 15:00) *closed when out of strawberries
Closed: Mon. (Tue. when Mon. is a holiday)
Reservations: Required for large groups only. Please call on the day to check availability of strawberries, especially on weekends.
Pick and eat (1 hour): Jan. ~ Apr.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,600, 4~12 y.o. ¥1,200; May: 13 y.o. and over: ¥1,300, 4~12 y.o.: ¥800
Takeaway: ~ Feb. ¥250/100g, Mar. ~ ¥150~¥250/100g. (After March, price varies depending on size and color of strawberries.) (Additional ¥200 entry fee (¥100 for children) applies for takeaway only.)
*After March, price varies depending on size and color of strawberries.
Website: http://gennousya.com

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Elevated cultivation and a wide pathway made for comfortable picking. Enjoy picking nine different brands of strawberry. There is a special combination ticket that includes strawberry picking and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet!

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strawberry-iconIke Strawberry Farm 池いちご園
福岡県福岡市西区今津2032
Address: 2032 Imazu, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-806-3995
Strawberry brand: Kaorino
Period/Season: ~ end of May
Time: 10:00~ (until they are all picked)
Closed: Mon. to Fri.
Reservations: First-come, first served. Call in advance.
Pick and eat: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,900, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,500, 4~6 y.o. ¥800, 3 y.o. ¥300
Takeaway: ¥260/100g
Web: http://www.ike-ichigoen.com/about.html

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Kaorino is a new brand from Mie Prefecture. Their sweetness content is rated 16~19 – very sweet!

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strawberry-iconHirokawa Fruit Village 里の駅広川くだもの村
福岡県八女郡広川町吉常268
Address: 268 Yoshitune, Hirokawa-machi, Yame-gun, Fukuoka
Tel: 0943-32-2413
Strawberry brand: Amaou, Benihoppe, Kaorino, Mouikko and Oishi-berry
Period/Season: ~ mid-May
Time: 9:00~18:00 (last entry 16:00)
Closed: Tue.
Reservations: By phone
Pick and eat (1 hour): ~4/11: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,500, 4~12 y.o. ¥900; 4/12~: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,000, 4~12 y.o. ¥600
Takeaway: ~4/11 ¥200/100g; 4/12~ ¥150/100g (Additional ¥100 entry fee applies for takeaway only.)
Web: http://www.kash.jp/fruitmura/

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Amaou sweets and fresh vegetables are also sold at the marketplace. Try the sweets that use Amaou strawberries!

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strawberry-iconKajiwara Fruit 梶原フルーツ
福岡県うきは市浮羽町三春270-3
Address: 270-3 Miharu, Ukiha-machi, Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka
Tel: 080-1727-6275
Strawberry brand: Sachinoka, Sagahonoka, Benihoppe, Amaou and Akihime
Period/Season: ~ mid May
Time: 9:00~16:00
Closed: Mon., Thu. (Closed on following day if holiday on Mon. and Thu.)
Reservations: By phone, fax (0943-77-6275) or email (kajiwara@mx7.tiki.ne.jp)
Pick and eat (40 min.): ~ Mar.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,600, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,400, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,100;
Apr. ~: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,400, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,200, 3~6 y.o. ¥900
Takeaway: ~ Mar.: ¥250/100g, Apr. ~: ¥200/100g
Web:http://ww7.tiki.ne.jp/~kajiwara/fu.html

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Originally written in Jan. 2016.
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NOTE: The contents of this guide may be subject to change, and open terms may vary due to weather and strawberry growing conditions. Please check with each farm before visiting. The phone numbers listed may be unavailable on weekends, on holidays or outside business hours. Large groups should always call ahead in advance. The information presented here was gathered and summarized by the Fukuoka Now staff. While we have done our best to check for accuracy, there might be errors and details may have changed. If you notice any errors or changes, please contact us. This report was originally written in March 2016.

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