Iwafune Fruit Park
Iwafune Fruit Park is a popular spot visited by many tour groups from overseas. There are 14 consecutive greenhouses with 77 greenhouses in total where tochiotome, sky berries, and other varieties of strawberries are grown and sold. When it comes to strawberry picking, here you can not only pick tochiotome strawberries, but also the brand name sky berries that Tochigi prefecture is known for, in an all-you-can-eat pick-a-thon! Being able to eat as many sky berries as you like is quite unusual, as they were only just put on the market in 2011. But, thanks to the efforts of the leading figures behind the cultivation and development of the tochiotome strawberries, it was possible for the new sky berries to be developed and raised en masse as well.
Fruits and vegetables are of course available for purchase within the park, as are sweets, breads, and even gelato made with the fruits too. Being able to taste the flavors of Tochigi fruits is just one of the many attractive points of Iwafune Fruit Park.
In addition to strawberries, you can also enjoy picking fruits such as tomatoes, blueberries, grapes and pears throughout the year.
Many satisfied customers have said: “It’s great to be able to buy delicious, fresh fruits for such a reasonable price, and being able to eat them to your heart’s content is amazing. They’re so different from what you can usually find in stores!”
Due to language barriers, those wishing to make reservations for this tour are required to have a Japanese speaker accompany them. Advance reservations are required either by phone or online for strawberry picking tours.
|Farm Name||Iwafune Fruit Park|
|Farm Information||With 14 consecutive greenhouses and 77 greenhouses total, this farm specializes in cultivating and selling tochiotome, sky berry, and many other types of strawberries. At the farmer's market, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as gelato, sweets, and bread can be purchased too. Come and taste Tochigi's rich fruits to your heart's content. In addition to strawberries, there are other seasonal courses to choose from including tomatoes, blueberries, grapes, pears, and more.|
|Admission Fee||Depends on the conditions|
|Hours||Summer (February 1st-October 31st) 8:30-17:00 Winter (November 1st-January 31st) 8:30-16:30|
|Closed||Mondays（open if a national holiday, closed the following day), open every day from March to Golden Week (last week of April to first week of May)|
|Address||Tochigi, Tochigi, Iwafune, Shimotsubara 1585|
|Nearest Station||Iwafune Station (Ryomo Line)|
|Access from the Station||8 minute drive from the station|
|Access by Car||5 minute drive from the Sano Fujioka Interchange|
|Credit card||Not available|