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Fukuoka Fruit Picking Guide 2024

Fruit Farming in Fukuoka
Fukuoka ranks among the top fruit-producing prefectures in Japan. In terms of yield and production, it holds second place for strawberries and kiwis, and third for persimmons nationwide. The fruit production here is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo area, where the gently sloping hills, superior water drainage, and ample sun exposure make cities like Ukiha, Asakura, and Kurume ideal for persimmon cultivation.

Fukuoka has the distinction of being the first Japanese prefecture to grow the slightly larger, sweeter Kyoho grape. These grapes are primarily cultivated in Kurume, Tanushimaru, Ukiha, and Yame. The prefecture is also known for its innovative use of ethylene gas ripening technology to sweeten kiwis before shipping, ensuring they’re delicious and ready for export. Tachibana-machi in Fukuoka is one of the leading producers of these sweetened kiwis.

The fruit farmers of Fukuoka are resilient and innovative, continually adapting to challenging conditions and experimenting with novel farming techniques and superior fruit breeds. The practice of opening orchards to the public for fruit-picking dates back to the 1950s in Fukuoka and remains a popular event for families and individuals today. As the warmth of summer gradually yields to the cool breezes of autumn, consider a visit to one of Fukuoka’s abundant fruit farms.

中野果実園, Nakano Kajitsu-en

Fruits Picking Spots near Fukuoka

Fukuoka City (2)
Munakata City, Fukuoka (1)
Buzen City, Fukuoka (1)
Miyako-gun, Fukuoka (1)
Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka (1)
Kama City, Fukuoka (1)
Asakura City, Fukuoka (1)
Ukiha City, Fukuoka (3)
Kurume City, Fukuoka (3)
Yame City, Fukuoka (1)
Yanagawa City, Fukuoka (1)
Kiyama-cho, Saga (1)
Saga City, Saga (1)

Fukuoka City

Country Farm Kiichigoya (カントリーファーム木苺舎)

A couple, driven by the desire to create food they could safely feed their children, now run a thriving blueberry farm. Here, visitors can pick blueberries and blackberries grown in a lush, natural environment, entirely free from pesticides and herbicides. The farm boasts approximately 400 blueberry plants, ensuring a bountiful and wholesome experience.

Country Farm Kiichigoya, カントリーファーム木苺舎

• Season: 6/29 (Sat.) ~ late Aug.
• 9:30~17:00
• Closed: Mon.
• Reservations: Required by phone
• Entry (90 min. all-you-can-eat): ¥1,200, 4 y.o. ~ JHS ¥700
• Parking: 15 spaces (free)
734 Okasagi, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
090-2858-3031
https://kiichigoya.jp/

Blackberry(picking)
• Season: 6/29 (Sat.) ~ mid-Jul.
• Takeaway price: ¥220/100g

Blueberry (picking)
• Season: 6/29 (Sat.) ~ late Aug.
• Takeaway price: ¥220/100g

Kanatake Kanko Grape Direct Sales Outlet (金武観光ぶどう直売所)

Located about 10 kilometers from downtown Fukuoka City, the Kanatake district has long been known as a prime agricultural area. At the foot of Mount Iimori, many grapes are cultivated. During the harvest season from August to September, fresh grapes are sold directly at Kanatake no Sato Park starting at 9 AM. This popular sales spot attracts many local residents.

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• Season: Around 8/7 ~ mid-Sep.
• 9:00~18:00 (closes when grapes are sold out)
• Parking: Approx. 140 spaces
1367 Kanatake, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
https://www.ja-fukuoka.or.jp/

Munakata City, Fukuoka

Taiyo-en (太陽園みかん狩り園)

Taiyo-en, located in Munakata between Fukuoka City and Kitakyushu City, is a farm nestled in lush nature. The freshly harvested mandarins, grown using organic fertilizers, offer a distinctive taste compared to those bought at supermarkets. Mandarin picking can be enjoyed from early October to late December. Visitors purchase a bag upon entry and can take home as many mandarins as they can fit into the bag.

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• Season: 10/1 (Tue.) ~ late Dec.
• 9:00~16:00 (last entry 15:30)
• Additional facilities: Farmer’s store (9:00~17:00)
• Closed: Never
• Reservations: Required for groups of 20 or more only by phone
• Free entry
• Parking: 60 spaces (free)
411-16 Mochiyama, Munakata City, Fukuoka
0940-37-2957
https://taiyouen.net/
https://www.facebook.com/taiyouen.jp/

Mandarin (picking)
• Season: 10/1 (Tue.) ~ late Dec.
• Price: Decided around Aug. or Sep.

Buzen City, Fukuoka

Buzen Fruits Land (ぶぜんフルーツランド)

Throughout the year, visitors can harvest seasonal fruits such as grapes (early September to early October), chestnuts (mid-September to early October), sweet potatoes (early September to mid-November), and mandarins (mid-October to mid-November). The farm operates on a system where you can take home the fruits you’ve harvested, measured by weight. Additionally, the popular barbecue experience, which requires a reservation, can be enjoyed after fruit picking.

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• Season: Early Sep. ~ mid-Nov.
• 9:00~16:30 (last entry 16:00)
• Closed: Irregular
• Entry: ¥330 (over 3 y.o.)
• Reservations: Required by phone for grape picking, reservations are not required for chestnut picking, sweet potato digging, and mandarin picking.
• Parking: 30 spaces (free)
2024-31 Shiromaru, Buzen City, Fukuoka
0979-83-4622
http://www.buzenfruitland.com/index.html

Grape (picking)
• Season: Early Sep. ~ early Oct.
• Kinds: Pione, Shine Muscat, Queen Nina
• Price: ¥1,800/kg~

Chestnut (picking)
• Season: Mid-Sep. ~ early Oct.
• Kinds: 6 kinds including Tanzawa, Ginyose, Tsukuba, Rihei
• Price: ¥972/kg

Sweet potato (picking)
• Season: Early Sep. ~ mid-Nov.
• Kinds: Beniharuka
• Price: ¥1,320/area (8 plants)

Mandarin (picking)
• Season: Mid-Oct. ~ mid-Nov.
• Kinds: Wase
• Price: ¥486/1.5kg、¥972/3kg

Miyako-gun, Fukuoka

Matsuki Kaju-en (松木果樹園)

Matsuki Kaju-en, which avoids using herbicides and is dedicated to organic fertilizers, produces fruits known for their intense sweetness, ripened fully on the tree. To reach the fruit picking area, visitors are taken through the orchard on the back of a light truck. The attached farmhouse-style restaurant, “Fruit Kobo Efu,” is popular for its cakes and parfaits made with fresh fruits from the orchard. Due to varying growth conditions, some fruit varieties may not be available for harvest, so it’s advisable to call ahead to check the available varieties. The latest fruit picking schedules and prices are updated on Instagram.

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• Season: 6/15 (Sat.) ~ early Feb.
• 11:00~16:00 (last entry 15:30)
• Closed: 8/8 ~ 8/15, and irregular
• Reservations: Required for groups of 10 or more
• Additional facilities: Restaurant “Fruit Kobo Efu” 10:00~19:00
• Entry: ¥200, 4 y.o. ~ ES ¥100
• Parking: 40 spaces (free)
280-11 Saigawaosaka, Miyako-machi, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka
0930-42-3125
http://www.matsuki-kajuen.com/
https://www.instagram.com/matsukikazyuen/

Blueberry (picking)
• Season: 6/15 (Sat.) ~ 7/7 (Sun.) *only on Sat. and Sun.
• Kinds: Highbush
• All-you-can-eat fee (no time limit): over JHS ¥1,000, over 4 y.o. ¥500

Grape (picking)
• Season: Late Jul. ~ mid-Sep.
• Kinds: Kyoho, Pione, Shine Muscat, Aki Queen
• Price: Decided around late Jun.

Pear (picking)
• Season: Late Jul. ~ early Nov. (varies on the kind of pear available)
• Kinds: Shinsui, Kosui, Hosui, Niitaka, Atago
• Price: Decided around late Jun.

Mandarin (picking)
• Season: Late Oct. ~ early Feb.
• Kinds: Unshu, Chubankan
• Price: Decided around late Jun.

Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka

Laputa Farm (ラピュタファーム)

Adjacent to the orchard is a scenic campsite and café restaurant. The facility operates sustainably by using compost made from the restaurant’s kitchen waste. Camping and BBQs in the beautiful natural surroundings are popular activities, and visitors can also enjoy blueberry and pear picking experiences.

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• Season: Late Jun. ~ early Oct.
• 10:00~16:00
• Closed: Mon. (may be closed due to weather conditions)
• Reservations: Required for groups of 10 or more only by phone, reservations is required for blueberry picking
• Free entry
• Additional facilities: Cafe & restaurant, (11:00~16:00) , camp site
• Parking: 50 spaces (free)
4408-11 Amagi, Kawasaki-machi, Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka
0947-47-4000
http://laputa-f.com/
https://www.facebook.com/laputafarm/

Blueberry (picking)
• Season: Late Jun. ~ mid-Jul.
• All-you-can-eat fee (no time limit): Over JHS ¥900 (incl. 1 pack of souvenir), over 5 y.o. ¥500

Grape (picking)
• Season: Mid-Aug. ~ late Sep.
• Kinds: Kyoho
• Price: ¥1,500/kg

Pear (picking)
• Season: Early Aug. ~ early Oct.
• Kinds: Kosui (mid-Aug. ~ late Aug.), Hosui (late Aug. ~ early Sep.), Niitaka (mid-Sep. ~ early Oct.)
• Price: ¥750/kg

Kama City, Fukuoka

Kyushu Ringo-mura Sansuien (九州リンゴ村三翠園)

Kyushu Ringo-mura Sansuien is a unique venture run by a pear farmer who has been farming in Kama City for over a century, in partnership with neighboring fruit farmers. They cultivate numerous fruit trees on the slopes of Umami Mountain, which stands about 300 meters above sea level. The significant temperature difference between day and night creates an ideal environment for apple cultivation.

The farm operates with a focus on sustainability, employing minimal use of agricultural chemicals, organic fertilizers, and avoiding herbicides altogether. With a total of approximately 2,300 fruit trees, they grow pears and apples. These fruits are exclusively available for visitors to pick and enjoy, instead of being sold in the market.

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• Season: Early Aug. ~ late Nov.
• 10:00~17:00
• Reservations: Required for groups of 10 or more only by phone
• Closed: Irregular (confirmation by phone required)
• Free entry
• Parking: 4 spaces (free)
1659 Umami, Kama City, Fukuoka
0948-57-2121
https://www.sansuien-apple.com/

Pear (picking)
• Season: Early Aug. ~ early Nov.
• Kinds: Kosui, Hosui, Nijusseiki, Niitaka, Shinko, Akizuki
• Price: Decided around mid-Jul.

Apple (picking)
• Season: Late Aug. ~ late Nov.
• Kinds: Tsugaru, Akagi, Akibae, Yoko, Shinano Sweet, Shinsekai, Shinano Gold, Gunma Meigetsu, Sanfuji, Shinano Hoppe, Kotaro, Pineapple Apple
• Price: Decided around mid-Jul.

Asakura City, Fukuoka

Ota-noen (太田農園)

Easily accessible by car from Asakura City, this farm cultivates their succulent Kyoho grapes using clean mineral water sourced from Akizuki, ensuring they’re sweet and delectable. The farm has thoughtfully designed their grapevine trellises to be lower in height than usual, making the grapes easily reachable for women and children. Enjoy the luxury of eating freshly picked grapes under the grape vines. Please note, the farm is conveniently located just a one-minute drive from the Kamiakizuki traffic lights, in the direction of Egawa Dam, Asakura.

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• Season: Early Aug. ~ late Sep.
• 8:30~around 17:30 (until sunset) 
• Reservations: Required for groups of 10 or more only by phone
• Closed: Never
• Free entry
• Parking: 30 spaces (free)
1742-2 Kamiakizuki, Asakura City, Fukuoka
0946-25-0512
https://otanouen.web.fc2.com/
https://www.facebook.com/otanouen/

Grape (picking)
• Season: Early Aug. ~ late Sep.
• Kinds: Kyoho, Shine Muscat, BK seedless
• Price: Undecided

Ukiha City, Fukuoka

Meika-en (明果園)

Meika-en is committed to emphasizing the authentic flavor of fruit in their farming practices. They cultivate peaches (available in July) and pears (available from September to October) using a method known as “right crop in the right place,” and they minimize the use of agricultural chemicals to respect the natural environment.

Instead of maintaining a single plot of land, the farm manages various scattered plots, each uniquely cultivated in harmony with its specific species and environmental conditions. As a result, the fields vary depending on the type of fruit and the time of year. To help navigate this unique setup, refer to the map provided on their website.

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• Season: Early Jul. ~ late Oct.
• 9:00~17:00
• Closed: Irregular
• Reservations: Not required for peach picking, reservation is required for pear picking
• Free entry
• Parking: 20 spaces (free)
777-2 Miharu, Ukiha-machi, Ukiha City, Fukuoka
090-1196-7500
https://www.meikaenfruit.com/
https://www.instagram.com/meikaen.hada/

Peach (picking)
• Season: Early Jul. ~ late Jul. (or as supplies last)
• Price: Undecided

Pear (picking)
• Season: Early Sep. ~ late Oct.
• Kinds: Niitaka, Shinko
• Price: Undecided

Shunko-en (春光園)

Shunko-en boasts pear trees that are over 70 years old, adding a touch of historical charm to the farm. This locale is a favorite among both tourists and locals for grape and pear picking. The farmers here use knowledge inherited through generations and carefully chosen organic fertilizers to cultivate sweet, irresistible fruit. Visitors can also savor grape juice made entirely from Pione grapes (¥500) and shaved ice (¥600), created from 100% fruit. The shaved ice features strawberries and persimmons harvested the same year, simply frozen and shaved, offering a refreshing treat within the park.

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• Season: 7/13 (Sat.) ~ late Nov.
• 9:00~17:00
• Closed: Irregular
• Reservations: Required for groups of 15 or more only by phone
• Free entry
• Parking: 30 spaces (free)
1481-4 Yamakita, Ukiha-machi, Ukiha City, Fukuoka
0943-77-4118
http://shunkoen-ukiha.com/
https://www.instagram.com/shunkoen15_ukiha/

Grape (picking)
• Season: 7/13 (Sat.) ~ mid-Sep.
• Kinds: Kyoho, Pione, Aki Queen, Kogyoku, Goruby, Shine Muscat (from early Aug.)
• Price: ¥1,400~3,300/kg

Pear (picking)
• Season: 7/29 (Mon.) ~ late Oct.
• Kinds: Kosui, Hosui, Akizuki, Niitaka, Shinko
• Price: ¥800/kg

Persimmon (picking)
• Season: Late Oct. ~ Late Nov.
• Kinds: Matsumoto Wasefuyu, Fuyugaki
• Price: ¥600/kg

Ukiha Kaju no Mura Yamandon (うきは果樹の村 やまんどん)

About a 20-minute drive from the Haki IC on the Oita Expressway, the Yamakita area in Ukiha Town is a small mountain village at the easternmost end of the Chikugo Plain, home to about five or six orchards. Known as the birthplace of fruit cultivation in Ukiha since the Taisho era, the area offers year-round fruit harvesting, including strawberries (January to May), blueberries (mid-July to mid-August), grapes (early August to mid-September), pears (late August to late November), and persimmons (early November to early December). From a hilltop café overlooking the orchards, visitors can enjoy cakes and baked goods made with fresh fruits.

• Season: Mid-Jul. ~ early Dec.
• 10:00~17:00
• Closed: Wed. (open every day during 8/1~9/30)
• Reservations: Required for groups of 10 or more only by phone
• Entry (grape, pear, and persimmon picking): JHS and over ¥300, over 4 y.o. ¥200
• Additional facilities: Cafe “Mugoyoka” (10:00~16:30, closed: Tue. & Wed.)
• Parking: 30 spaces (free)
2212-7 Ukiha-machi Yamakita, Ukiha City, Fukuoka
0943-77-7654
http://www.yamandon.com
https://www.instagram.com/_yamandon_/

Blueberry (picking)
• Season: Mid-Jul. ~ mid-Aug.
• Kinds: Tiff Blue, Homebell, and 3 or 4 more kinds
• All-you-can-eat fee (no time limit): over JHS ¥1,000, over 4 y.o. ¥700
• Takeaway price: ¥250/100g

Grape (picking)
• Season: Early Aug. ~ mid-Sep.
• Kinds: Kyoho, Shine Muscat, Queen Nina, BK seedless
• Price: Undecided

Pear (picking)
• Season: Late Aug. ~ late Nov.
• Kinds: Kosui, Hosui, Niitaka, Shinko and 3 or 4 more kinds
• Price: ¥800/kg

Persimmon (picking)
• Season: Early Nov. ~ early Dec.
• Kinds: Taishu, Fuyugaki
• Price: ¥700~/kg

Kurume City, Fukuoka

Eco Farm Yokomizo-en (エコファーム よこみぞ園)

The well-drained soil and warm climate at the foot of Minou Mountain provide the perfect environment for growing sweet and delicious figs. Eco Farm Yokomizo-en takes pride in its reduced-pesticide cultivation methods, ensuring high-quality figs. Covering an area of approximately 6,000 square meters, the farm boasts three varieties of figs: Dauphine, large, well-balanced in flavor, and edible with the skin; Hakata Horai, a domestic variety known for its thick flesh, melting texture, and rich sweetness; and Banane, a green fig originally from France. Visitors can enjoy picking their own figs from around 700 trees on the farm.

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• Season: 8/1 (Thu.) ~ late Oct.
• 9:00~17:00
• Closed: Never
• Reservations: Required for groups of 20 or more only (phone up to 10 days in advance)
• Free entry (groups of more than 20: ¥200/person)
• Parking: 30 spaces (free)
1844 Masuoda, Tanushimaru-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka
0943-73-0808
https://ecofarm-yokomizo.com/
https://twitter.com/ecofarm_ykmz

Fig (picking)
• Season: Dauphine, Banane (8/1 ~ late Oct.), Hakata Horai (mid-Aug. ~ late Oct.)
• All-you-can-eat price (45 min.): ¥2,000, ES & JHS ¥1,500, free for pre-school
• Takeaway price: ¥2,000/kg

Nakano Kajitsu-en (中野果実園)

Situated in Tanushimaru Town, a hub for grape cultivation, Nakano Kajitsu-en focuses on growing a wide assortment of grape varieties. Their secret lies in gently nurturing the grapes using homemade compost and well-balanced, soft soil. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the grape-picking experience across an extensive range of varieties. If you’re unsure about which type of grapes to choose, sampling is available.

中野果実園, Nakano Kajitsu-en

中野果実園, Nakano Kajitsu-en

• Season: Early Aug. ~ end of Nov.
• Grape picking: 9:00~18:00 (last entry 17:30), persimmon picking: 9:00~17:00 (last entry 16:30)
• Closed: 12/30 ~ 1/2
• Reservations: Not required for grape picking, reservation is required for persimmon picking (by phone or web)
• Free entry
• Parking: 8 spaces
343 Ishikaki, Tanushimaru-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka
080-8853-1864
http://www.nakanokajitsuen.jp/

Grape (picking)
• Season: Early Aug. ~ mid-Sep.
• Kinds: Kyoho, Aki Queen, Ryuho, Red Queen, Rosario Bianco, Pizzutello Bianco and more (more than 10 kinds)
• Price: Decided around Jul.

Persimmon (picking)
• Season: End of Oct. ~ end of Nov.
• Kinds: Fuyugaki
• Price: Decided around Jul.

Fruits Farm Juran (フルーツファーム樹蘭)

Kyoho grapes, known for their noticeably larger size and sweet taste, are considered the king of Japanese grapes. Tanushimaru holds the distinction of being the first successful location for full-scale Kyoho grape cultivation. It’s also the town that introduced grape and persimmon fruit-picking in Japan. This 2,000 m2 orchard cultivates several varieties of grapes, including Kyoho and Shine Muscat, all of which are available for picking until the end of September. The farm eschews chemically-produced fertilizers, opting instead for organic cultivation methods that yield fruit with a sweet, unforgettable taste. Just a couple of minutes’ drive from the vineyard is the restaurant Fleur. Here, visitors can indulge in crepes and cakes made with fruit freshly picked from the farm.

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• Season: 8/10 (Sat.) ~ end of Sep.
• 9:00~17:00
• Closed: Tue.
• Reservations: Required for groups of 10 or more by phone
• Free entry
• Parking: 7 spaces (free)
482-1 Ishikaki, Tanushimaru-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka
0943-72-4528
http://www.juran-fruit.com/farm.html

Grape (picking)
• Season: 8/10 (Sat.) ~ end of Sep
• Kinds: Kyoho, Shine Muscat
• Price: Kyoho ¥1,500/kg, Shine Muscat ¥3,000/kg

Yame City, Fukuoka

Hirai Kanko Farm (平井観光農園)

Hirai Kanko Farm offers a year-round experience of harvesting fruits and vegetables. From January to May, visitors can enjoy “Mix Picking,” where they can harvest strawberries and tomatoes. In the summer, grape picking is available, and in the fall, visitors can dig up sweet potatoes. The grape picking season starts in late August, featuring the Queen Nina and Shine Muscat varieties, with opportunities for harvesting and tasting. Typically, harvested grapes are sold by weight, but there is also a special ¥4,000 plan that includes two bunches of Shine Muscat grapes and ice cream.

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• Season: 8/24 (Sat.) ~ late Sep.
• 10:00~14:00 (last entry 13:00)
• Closed: Irregular (always open on weekends and holidays)
• Reservation: Required (phone or web)
• Entry: ¥800, 4 y.o. ~ ES ¥500, free for under 3 y.p.
• Additional facilities: Farmer’s market
• Parking: 60 spaces (Free)
54 Mukaide, Yoshida, Yame City, Fukuoka
080-4279-7716
https://hirai-tourist-farm.com/
https://www.facebook.com/hirainouen/

Grape (picking)
• Season: 8/24 (Sat.) ~ late Sep.
• Kinds: Shine Muscat, Queen Nina, BK Seedless
• Price: ¥2,000~/kg

Yanagawa City, Fukuoka

Yanagawa Kanko Grape Farm (柳川観光農園)

Bathed in the sea breeze and sunlight of the Ariake Sea, the grapes grown here are exceptionally sweet. The vineyards, situated on reclaimed land facing the sea, benefit from the mineral-rich soil abundant in salt, resulting in some grape varieties achieving a sugar content of over 20 degrees! Adjacent to the vineyards, “Mutsugorou Land” offers visitors the chance to camp and experience local culture through activities such as nori-suki (nori making, December~February) and salt production. The area is renowned for its beautiful sunsets. After a day of grape-picking, you can unwind by watching the sunset over the Ariake Sea, rounding off a truly unique and satisfying experience.

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• Season: Around 8/10 ~ end of Aug.
• 8:30~11:00
• Closed: Mon. (or the next day if it is a holiday)
• Reservations: Required (phone or web)
• Free entry
512-1 Hashimoto-machi, Yanagawa City, Fukuoka
0944-72-0819 (Yanagawa Mutsugoro Land Office)
https://ariake-mutsugoro.jp/
https://www.facebook.com/ariakemutsugoro/

Grape (picking)
• Season: Around 8/10~
• Kinds: Kyoho
• Price: ¥1,300/kg

Grape (sales)
• Season: Around 8/10 ~ end of Aug. 10:00~15:00
• Yanagawa Mutsugoro Land (389 Hashimoto-machi, Yanagawa City, Fukuoka)

Kiyama-cho, Saga

Miki Farm Kiyama (ミキファームきやま)

Discover the rare opportunity to pick domestically grown lychees at a unique lychee farm. Visitors can enjoy harvesting and taking home fresh lychees known for their strong sweetness and noble aroma. A renowned farm based in Miyazaki has opened a seasonal lychee picking farm in Kiyama Town, Saga. The greenhouse houses about 600 carefully cultivated trees that bear golf ball-sized lychees of exceptional quality. The low-hanging fruits make it easy for children to join in the fun of picking.

Miki Farm Kiyama, ミキファームきやま

Miki Farm Kiyama, ミキファームきやま

• Season: 7/1 (Mon.) ~ late July (closes when all lychees are picked)
• 9:00~16:00
• Closed: Never
• Reservations: Required for groups of 15 or more only by phone
• Free entry
• Parking: 50 spaces (free)
3333-5 Sonobe, Kiyama-cho, Saga
090-6890-9519
https://miki-farm.co.jp/lychee/#saga
https://www.instagram.com/mikifarm_kiyama/

Lychee (picking)
• Season: 7/1 (Mon.) ~ late July
• Price: ¥700/100g

Saga City, Saga

Marujun Ringo-en (まるじゅんリンゴ園)

Beginning with a modest few dozen apple trees in 1982, Marujun Ringo-en has since expanded to more than 300 trees, cultivating over 15 different apple varieties. To ensure the quality of the fruit, each apple grown in the open air is individually bagged to protect against pesticides and insects. This allows visitors to enjoy the unique experience of biting into freshly picked apples right from the tree. The orchard also offers a range of homemade apple-based products for sale, including apple juice, apple pie, fresh apple caramel, and other delightful apple sweets.

Fruit Picking Guide 2023 / 福岡フルーツ狩りガイド2023

Fruit Picking Guide 2023 / 福岡フルーツ狩りガイド2023

Fruit Picking Guide 2023 / 福岡フルーツ狩りガイド2023

• Season: Sep. ~
• 9:00~16:00 (last entry 15:30)
• Reservations: Required for groups of 20 or more only by phone
• Closed: Irregular
• Free entry
• Parking: 30 spaces (free)
2377 Fujibaru, Mitsuse-mura, Saga City, Saga
0952-56-2244
https://marujun.wixsite.com/marujun

Apple (picking)
• Season: Sep. ~
• Kinds: Tsugaru, Kogyoku, Wasefuji, Akibae, Akiakane, Shinano Sweet, Orin, New Jonagold, Fuji
• All-you-can-eat (no time limit): ¥600, 4 y.o.~ ES ¥500
• Takeaway price: ¥700/kg

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Category
Seasonal Guide
Fukuoka Prefecture
Saga Prefecture
Published: Jun 17, 2024 / Last Updated: Jul 8, 2024

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