Chikushino Strawberry Farm
Strawberry Fields is a strawberry sightseeing farm widely visited on weekends by travelers, as it is only a short 20km trip away from Fukuoka city. Every plant in the 23 greenhouses located at this farm is grown via raised cultivation (*1), making it the perfect place for families to enjoy together.
As the representative for Strawberry Fields, Mr. Ishibashi has used his years of experience to cultivate several varieties of strawberries with different growth seasons, enabling visitors to come and pick fresh strawberries through a longer season overall. Every Friday morning he carefully counts the number of strawberries available by hand, and then decides on the number of reservations the farm is able to take for that weekend – this attention to detail means that visitors need not worry about the number of strawberries that they can enjoy during their time at Strawberry Fields.
In addition, in order to make things more enjoyable for visitors from abroad, there are toilet facilities which have washlet functions, as well as signs and pamphlets in English onsite too. Not only that, but it seems Mr. Ishibashi has even begun attending an English conversation school so that he can better communicate with guests from around the world.
In 2016, they also opened a sweet shop called Shukure Fura-zu (Sucre Fraise in French, or Sweet Strawberry in English) where you can savor sweets made from freshly picked strawberries. This cafe, which can be visited either after picking strawberries or on its own during your travels, is the perfect place to go if you want to eat some truly delicious, fresh strawberry treats.
*1 Raised cultivation: a method of growing strawberries or other plants in a shelf system that places them off the ground.
|Farm Name||Strawberry Fields Chikushino Strawberry Farm|
|Farm Information||Conveniently located 20km from Fukuoka city, Strawberry Fields is the largest sightseeing strawberry farm in Kyushu. All the strawberries are grown via raised cultivation in 23 greenhouses. There are both pink and white strawberry cultivars found here, making it possible for visitors to enjoy a wide variety of strawberries. There is a sweet shop and cafe here which opened in 2016 where guests can enjoy fresh strawberry-based sweets. This is a great place to take a break and pick up some souvenirs as well.|
|Admission Fee||40 minutes all-you-can-eat. Late November-May 7th adults 1900 yen, elementary students 1300 yen, children over 3 1100 yen; May 9th-31st, adults 1600, elementary students 1000 yen, children over 3 800 yen.|
|Hours||9: 00-17: 00|
|Closed||Mondays during the season (open if a national holiday, closed on Tuesday instead)|
|Address||Fukuoka, Chikushino, Chikushi 1278|
|Nearest Station||JR Haruda Station|
|Access from the Station||30 minute walk from JR Haruda Station, 5 minutes by taxi from station|
|Access by Car||10 minute drive from Chikushino Interchange on Kyushu Expressway|
|Credit card||Not available|
|Language support||Basic English|