The Nasukogen based farm Ichigo no Mori
The Nasukogen based farm Ichigo no Mori is one part of the entertainment complex known as Okashinoshiro Nasu Heart Land. From the start of December to the end of June every year in this part you can take part in a tochiotome and sky berry strawberry picking experience. No reservations are required for this experience, wherein you are allowed to pick and fill your own pack of strawberries. *For sky berries, you are only permitted to sample one.
The sky berries in particular are quite impressive. At present (April 2017), sky berries are a premium product that is only grown and available in Tochigi prefecture. The thick flesh of this berry has a peach-like texture to it, while the entire berry itself is said by many to look like a piece of jewelry. These delicate strawberries taste their finest when eaten as soon as they are picked.
“But I won’t be in Japan during strawberry season!” Don’t worry! At the adjoining Nasu Hana to Taiken no Mori, from the end of June to mid-September you can take part in a blueberry picking experience instead.
There are also plenty of other activities to enjoy at the park outside of the farm as well. For example, if you bring the strawberries that you have picked to the Hana to Taiken no Mori, they will coat them in chocolate for you! A 200 yen additional fee applies. And, you can check out the incredible sky berry strawberry daifuku available if you head to the Okashinoshiro!
Incidentally, if you visit from just after the New Year’s celebrations (Jan. 1st-3rd) to about mid-February, the park is relatively quiet and less crowded, which means you can take your time and pick strawberries at your own pace. It is possible to communicate using Simple English within the grounds, so please feel free to come visit with loved ones. You’re sure to leave with a smile on your face after visiting here.
|Farm Name||The Nasukogen based farm Ichigo no Mori|
|Farm Information||The Nasu Kogen Farm Strawberry Forest is part of the experience-based complex known as Nasu Heart Land Okashinoshiro. From the beginning of December to the end of June in the park, visitors can take part in strawberry picking courses for tochiotome and sky berry strawberries. No reservations are required, and packs to fill with strawberries are distributed on site in their system.|
|Admission Fee||Depends on the season and conditions|
|Hours||December - second half of May 9:00-17:00|
|Address||Tochigi, Nasu, Takakuko 4588-10|
|Nearest Station||Kuroiso Station|
|Access from the Station||Take the Toya Bus for 15 minutes from Kuroiso Station, and get off at Tashiro Minami bus stop. It is a 1 minute walk from there.|
|Access by Car||3 minute drive from Tohoku Expressway Nasu Interchange|
|Credit card||Available in shop only|