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Fukuoka Strawberry Picking Guide 2018

Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan between December and May and Fukuoka is famous for its big, sweet strawberries. Now’s the time to go a-picking! Some farms offer more than one kind to pick and enjoy. Go with friends or family – the more, the berrier! If you have an appetite for strawberries, check our online guide for tips, locations and photos to get you started on your berry good winter adventures!

Strawberry Picking Tips
• Go early! The fruit is at its freshest first thing in the morning, and nicely chilled from the cool overnight temperatures. Plus – the earlier you go, the more strawberries will be available for you to pick!
• To avoid disappointment, call ahead on the day to make sure there are berries left and check that there’s space for your group.
• Wear comfortable shoes and clothes – something that you can move in and that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
• The temperature can get rather warm inside the greenhouses on a sunny day, so make sure to wear outer layers of clothing you can shed if it gets hot.
• 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.
• Before eating a strawberry be sure to remove the calyx (green top)!

Note: The contents of this guide may be subject to change, and opening times 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 Area

Akasya Ichigo Farm (あかしゃのいちご畑)
• Address: 810 Imazu, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 090-7445-6031 / 092-806-2284
• Varieties: Kiyoka, Amaka
• Season: 1/10 (Wed.) ~ mid-May
• Time: 10:00~16:00 (Sat., Sun. & hol. only)
• Closed: Mon. ~ Fri.
• Reservations: Required by phone.
• How it works:
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: ¥250/100 g
• Website: http://akasya-ichigo.net/
• Trivia: Akasya has their own brand of strawberries, developed on the farm, called the Kiyoka. These are used by a number of high-end restaurants in Tokyo. The Amaka variety is a new addition to the farm.

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Akiyama Gardening (秋山園芸)
• Address: 260 Kubo, Koga-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 080-1705-3946
• Varieties: Amaou
• Season: 12/1 (Thu.) ~ mid-May
• Time: 10:00~16:00
• Closed: Never during the season
• Reservations: Required.
• How it works:
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: ¥200/100 g
• Website: http://www.akiyama-e.com
• Trivia: The elevated cultivation and wide paths of this farm make it easier for children and adults alike to pick strawberries! Easy wheelchair access too. 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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Ike Strawberry Farm (池いちご園)
• Address: 2032 Imazu, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 092-806-3995
• Varieties: Kaorino, Amaou
• Season: 12/2 (Sat.) ~ 6/10 (Sun.) (Open every Sat. and Sun. only)
• Time: 10:00~ (until they are all picked)
• Closed: Mon. to Fri.
• Reservations: First-come, first served. Call in advance.
• How it works:
Pick and eat: 13 y.o. and over ¥2,000; 7~12 y.o. ¥1,500; 4~6 y.o. ¥1,000; 3 y.o. ¥500; under-3s go free.
Takeaway: ¥270/100 g, ¥2,700/1 kg, ¥3,240/1.2 kg, strawberry jam ¥600
• Web: http://www.ike-ichigoen.com/about.html
• Trivia: The Kaorino is a new variety of strawberry from Mie Prefecture. Their sweetness is rated as 16~19 – very sweet! No time limit, eat as many as you can!

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Imazu Refresh Farm (今津リフレッシュ農園)
• Address: 5685 Imazu, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 092-806-2565
• Varieties: Sachinoka
• Season: 1/6 (Sat.) ~ 4/29 (Sun.)
• Time: Every Sat. & Sun. 09:00~16:00
• Closed: Mon. ~ Fri.
• Reservations: Required. Call in advance on the Friday (08:45 ~ 17.45) before the weekend you plan to visit.
• How it works: ¥1,000 per group (Limited to 2 boxes Jan. ~ Feb., 3 boxes Mar. ~ Apr.). Imazu’s system is slightly different from the other farms – there is no pick-and-eat fee per person. Instead, a group fee is charged and strawberries can be shared between members.
• Website: http://imazu.q-rin.co.jp/index.php

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Fukuoka Berry Farm (玄海いちご狩り農園)
• Address: 54-1 Tano, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0940-62-8580 / 090-4995-1056
• Varieties: Sachinoka and Akihime
• Season: early Jan. ~ early May (Golden Week opening)
• Time: 09:30~16:30
• Closed: Fri. (opened on Hols.)
• Reservations: Required by phone.
• How it works:
Pick and eat (30 min.): Jan. ~ Mar.: ¥1,800; Apr. ~ May: ¥1,300 (Children 2~6 y.o.: ¥800 all season)
Takeaway (¥200 entry fee applies): Jan. ~ Mar. ¥200/100 g , Apr. ~ May ¥180/100 g.
• Website: http://www.fbfarm.com
• Trivia: Enjoy strawberry picking rain or shine in the vinyl greenhouses. Wheelchair and handicap friendly, too. A good place to pick strawberries for large groups!

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Sakura Farm (さくらファーム)
• Address: 5966-3 Sakurai, Shima, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 092-327-3272 (9:00~17:00)
• Varieties: Amaou, Benihoppe, Sagahonoka
• Season: Late Jan. ~ early May (Golden Week opening)
• Time: 10:00~15:00
• Closed: Irregular (check in advance)
• Reservations: Not required but advised. To make a reservation, call between 08:00~19:00.
• How it works:
Pick and eat (1 hr): 13 y.o. and over ¥1,800; 7~12 y.o. ¥1,200; 3~6 y.o. ¥600
Takeaway: ¥2,000/1 kg, ¥200/100 g
• Website: http://iti5.net/farm/fko-sakura.htm
• Trivia: This farm prides itself on raising strawberries with organic fertilizers developed by Kyushu University. You’re allowed to bring your own toppings for the strawberries you pick – like condensed milk or whipped cream!

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Chikushino Strawberry Fields (筑紫野いちご・いちじく農園)
• Address: 1278 Chikushi, Chikushino-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 092-400-3239 / 090-4516-1484
• Varieties: Kaorino, Sagahonoka, Yotsuboshi, Benihoppe, Yumenoka, Amaou, Tokun
• Season: late Nov. ~ 5/31 (Wed.)
• Time: 09:00~17:00
• Closed: Mon. (Tue. when Mon. is a holiday)
• Reservations: Required by phone or online.
• How it works:
Pick and eat (40 mins.): late Nov. ~ 5/7: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,900; 7~12 y.o. ¥1,300; 3~6 y.o. ¥1,100
From 5/9 ~ 5/31: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,600; 7~12 y.o. ¥1,000; 3~6 y.o. ¥800
Takeaway ( ¥300 entry fee applies): ¥180~¥240/100 g (Dec. ~ Feb.), ¥140~¥180/200 g (Mar. ~ May)
• Website: http://1515.itigo.jp/
• Trivia: Chikushino Strawberry Fields is Kyushu’s biggest strawberry farm and has access for both wheelchairs and children’s pushchairs/buggies. Last year, they opened a shop selling various sweets and cakes made with their very own strawberries. You can also join a strawberry jam making class (¥2,500, reservation required)!

Chikugo Area

Ukiha Fruit Tree Village Yamandon (うきは果樹の村 やまんどん)
• Address: 2212-7 Ukiha-machi Yamakita, Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0943-77-4174
• Varieties: Sachinoka, Sagahonoka, Benihoppe and Awayuki
• Season: 1/7 (Sat.) ~ 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).
• How it works:
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: ¥250/100 g (you cannot buy takeaway berries only)
• Website: http://www.yamandon.com/top.html
• Trivia: 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. Strawberries are grown with onsen (spa) water full of minerals.

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Kajihara Fruits (梶原フルーツ)
• Address: 481-5 Miharu, Ukiha-machi, Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 080-1727-6275
• Varieties: Amaou, Benihoppe, Sachinoka, Sagahonoka, Akihime, Kaorino, Koiminori
• Period/Season: 1/6 (Sat.) ~ May
• Time: weekdays 9:00~17:00 (reception: ~16:00)
• Closed: Mon., Fri. (or next day if Mon. or Fri. falls on a hol.)
• Reservations: by phone, or web
• How it works:
Pick and eat (40 min.) – Jan. ~ Mar.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,600, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,400, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,100, under-2s go free; Apr. ~ May: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,400, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,200, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,000, under-2s go free
Takeaway: ¥250/100 g (you cannot buy takeaway berries only)
Website
• Trivia: Kajihara Fruits take pride in their strawberries raised organically with herbal medicines – that might be good for your health! You can sign up for strawberry jam making (¥2,700/group) or ichigo daifuku making (¥2,400/group) experiences, too.

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Shiraki no Ichigo Shiawasemon (白木のいちご しあわせもん)
• Address: 1706-1 Yokoguma, Ogori-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 090-8832-8391
• Varieties: Amaou, Toyonoka, Oishi Berry
• Period/Season: 1/6 (Sat.) ~ May
• Time: weekdays 10:00~15:00
• Closed: Irregular
• Reservations: by phone, email, or fax
• How it works:
Pick and eat (50 min.): 18 y.o. and over ¥2,100, 6~17 y.o. ¥1,500, 3~5 y.o. ¥1,000, under-2s go free
Takeaway (¥300 entry fee for adults and ¥200 for children apply): ¥200~300/100 g
• Website: http://www.shiraki-ichigo.com/
• Trivia: Shiraki no Ichigo has been cultivating the Fukuoka-born strawberry type Toyonoka since it was first established 33 years ago. Here you can also enjoy picking Oishi Berries, strawberries chock-full of vitamin C!

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Nakano Kajitsuen (中野果実園)
• Address: 343 Tanushimaru-machi Ishikaki, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0943-72-2967
• Varieties: Amaou, Toyonoka, Benihoppe
• Period/Season: late Jan. ~ early May
• Time: 08:00~17:00
• Closed: Never
• Reservations: By phone, or fax (0943-72-1328)
• How it works:
Pick and eat (30 min.) – Jan.: ¥2,500, Feb.: ¥2,000, Mar. ~: ¥1,500
• Website: http://www.nakanokajitsuen.jp/contents/ichigo.html
• Trivia: 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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Hirai Tourist Farm (平井観光農園)
• Address: 54 Yoshida Mukaide, Yame-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 080-4279-7716
• Varieties: Amaou, Kaorino, Oishi Berry, Benihoppe, Okimi, Sagahonoka, Yotsuboshi
• Period/Season: Early Dec. ~ mid-May
• Time: 9:30~16:00 (until they are all picked)
• Closed: Irregular (always open on Sat. and Sun.)
• Reservations: Not required, but please call in advance to check if they’re open.
• How it works:
Pick and eat (60 min.) – Dec. ~ 4/11: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,800, 7 y.o. and over ¥1,400, under-3s go free; 4/12 ~: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,400, 7 y.o. and over ¥1,000, under-3s go free
Takeaway – strawberries picked for takeaway (weekdays only): Dec. ~ 4/11: ¥200~250/100 g, 4/12 ~: ¥150/100 g; strawberries on sale (Sat., Sun., and hol.): Dec. ~ 4/11: ¥600~800, 4/12 ~: ¥400~600
• Website: http://hirainouen.web.fc2.com/
• Trivia: You can also pick tomatoes here along with strawberries, and they offer vegetable harvesting experience too!

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Hirokawa Fruit Village (里の駅広川くだもの村)
• Address: 268 Yoshitsune, Hirokawa-machi, Yame-gun, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0943-32-2413
• Varieties: Amaou, Benihoppe, Kaorino, Mouikko, Oishi-berry, Sagahonoka
• Period/Season: 1/2 (Mon.&hol.) ~ mid-May
• Time: 9:00~18:00 (last entry 16:00)
• Closed: Tue.
• Reservations: By phone
• How it works:
Pick and eat (1 hour) – 1/2 ~ 4/11: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,500; 4~12 y.o. ¥900. 4/12 ~ mid-May: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,000; 4~12 y.o. ¥600
Takeaway (¥100 entry fee applies): ¥200/100 g
• Web: http://www.kash.jp/fruitmura/
• Trivia: Amaou sweets and fresh vegetables are also sold at the marketplace.

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Pooh’s Strawberry Garden (プーさんのいちご園)
• Address: 600-3 Baba, Yame-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0943-30-1169
• Varieties: Amaou, Sachinoka, Benihoppe, Sagahonoka, Kaorino, Yayoihime, Mouikko, Ichigomirai
• Period/Season: 1/3 (Wed.) ~ mid~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.
• How it works:
Pick and eat (60 mins.) – Jan. ~ Mar.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,800, 4~12 y.o. ¥1,400; 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
• Website: http://gennousya.com
• Trivia: Pooh’s Strawberry Garden was featured in the Japan’s Tastiest Strawberry Competition on the Japanese TV show ‘Getsuyou kara yofukashi’.

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White Berry (ホワイトベリー)
• Address: 425 Takahashi, Oki-machi, Mizuma-gun, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0944-32-1200
• Varieties: Amaou
• Season: 1/6 (Sat.) ~ mid-May
• Time: 09:00~17:00 (reception 10:00~15:00)
• Closed: Mon. (Tue. when Mon. is a holiday)
• Reservations: By phone or online
• How it works:
Pick and eat (40 min.) – 1/7 ~ 2/28: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,800, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,600, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,400; 3/1 ~ 3/31: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,500, 7~12 y.o. ¥1,400, 3~6 y.o. ¥1,300; 4/1 ~ 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
• Trivia: 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 – a heavenly combination!

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Yokamon Ichigo (よかもんいちご)
• Address: 2495-2 Miharu, Ukiha-machi, Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 090-9790-0742
• Varieties: Amaou, Asuka Ruby, Benihoppe, Sachinoka, Sagahonoka, Akihime, Toyonoka
• Period/Season: Early Jan. ~ mid-May
• Time: weekdays 10:00~13:00, Sat. and Sun. 10:00~15:00
• Closed: Mon. and Fri.
• Reservations: by web or phone.
• How it works:
Pick and eat (no time limit) – Jan. ~ Mar.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,900, 12 y.o. and under ¥1,500, 3 y.o. and under ¥1,200; Apr. ~ Golden Week.: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,700, 12 y.o. and under ¥1,400, 3 y.o. and under ¥1,100; May (excl. Golden Week): 13 y.o. and over ¥1,900, 12 y.o. and under ¥1,500, 3 y.o. and under ¥1,200; strawberry picking at night (Sat. only): additional ¥300
Takeaway – depends on the season
• Website: http://yokamon-ichigo.com/
• Trivia: Here at Yokamon Ichigo, you can picking and eat seven types of ripe, juicy strawberries including Akihime, a special type not sold in markets – with no time limit! For something different, try picking strawberries while they’re lit up at night (available on Saturdays only).

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Lion Kajitsuen (らいおん果実園)
• Address: 1478-1 Fukita, Chikuzen-machi, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0946-42-5556 (08:30~)
• Varieties: Akihime, Benihoppe, Amaou, Lion Ichigo, Kaorino, Okini, Sagahonoka, Yotsuboshi
• Season: Currently open ~ mid-May
• Time: 10:00~17:00 (reception: ~16:00, reservations until noon only) *may close in the afternoon if all strawberries are picked
• Closed: Irregular
• Reservations: By phone or online
• How it works:
Pick and eat (1 hour) – ~ 4/10: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,800, 3~12 y.o. ¥1,400; 4/11 ~ 5/10: 13 y.o. and over ¥1,600, 3~12 y.o. ¥1,200; 5/11 ~ end of the season: general fee ¥1,000
Takeaway (¥200 entry fee applies) – ~ 4/10: ¥200/100 g, 4/11 ~ 5/10: ¥150/100 g, 5/11 ~ end of the season: ¥100/100 g
• Website: http://www.lionkajitsuen.com
• Trivia: The Lion Kajitsuen farm has eight varieties of strawberries. There are 50 parking spaces and big groups are welcomed. Feel like getting creative? Join one of the jam-making classes (¥2,000) – great activity for families, too. Reservations required so don’t forget to call beforehand!

Chikuho Area

Buzen Fruit Land (観光農場ぶぜんフルーツランド)
• Address: 2024-31 Shiromaru, Buzen-shi, Fukuoka
• Tel: 0979-83-4622
• Varieties: Amaou
• Period/Season: end of Jan. ~ 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.
• How it works:
Pick and eat (30 min.) : 7 y.o. and over ¥1,500; 3 y.o. and over ¥1,000.
Takeaway: ¥220/100 g
• Website: http://www.buzenfruitland.com
• Trivia: This farm offers fruit-picking year-round. One greenhouse has them at ground level, and the others are elevated for easier picking. For ¥2,800 you can enjoy picking and eating followed by yakiniku.

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Updated in Jan. 2018.
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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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Published: Jan 29, 2018 / Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018

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