Yunoko Villa Espanola Fukuda Farm
- Mikan Oranges
Yunoko Villa Espanola Fukuda Farm, located at Minamata City in Kumamoto Prefecture, started sixty years ago in the hope of attracting visitors to Minamata.
The farm was designed in the Spanish motif. Spanish-style buildings line up along the fields, creating a cheerful atmosphere. Inside the building, there are shops handling jam and juice made from the citrus fruits cultivated in the farm, and Spanish seafood restaurants. Visitors can spend a whole day at this farm.
At this farm, visitors can pick grapes and oranges. It is said that Fukuda Farm was the first to host an orange picking tour in Kumamoto Prefecture.
In the grape picking tour, which is held from early August to early September, the participants pay for all the grapes that they picked. The charge is about 1000 to 1200 yen per kilogram, although it differs according to the time of the picking and the weight of the grapes.
From mid-October to mid-December, visitors can enjoy the one-hour, all-you-can-eat orange picking tour. If you have the chance, try the flavorsome oranges cultivated with sunshine and sea breeze.
The charge is 400 yen for adults (over the age of Junior High School students), 300 yen for children (Elementary School age) and 200 yen for infants (over three years of age). An additional fee (200 to 250 yen per kilogram) will be charged if you wish to take the oranges home.
Mr. Fukuda, the farm owner said, “A tourist farm is a unique Japanese system. Please visit us, and enjoy our farm.” He hopes that this system, where the farmers can actually meet the consumers, spreads to other countries as well.
|Farm Name||Yunoko Villa Espanola Fukuda Farm|
|Farm Information||Yunoko Villa Espanola Fukuda Farm, located at Minamata City in Kumamoto Prefecture, stands on a hillside by the sea. Visitors can enjoy picking grapes and oranges, dining at the restaurants, or shopping jam and juice at the store.|
|Admission Fee||The charge differs depending on the fruit.|
|Hours||9:00 - 17:00|
|Closed||There are no closed days.|
|Address||Kumamoto, Minamata, Chinnai 2525|
|Nearest Station||JR Shin-Minamata Station|
|Access from the Station||Fifteen minute car ride from JR Shin-Minamata Station.|
|Access by Car||Twenty five minute car ride from Ashikita Interchange.|
|Credit card||Accepted (JCB, VISA and China UnionPay)|
|Language support||Simple English|