Ohara Kanko Orchard
- Japanese Pears
It takes only an hour and 20 minutes by car from Okayama Station to get to Ohara Kanko (Tourist) Orchard. It is located in Niimi, a city in Okayama that is well known throughout the country for its land rich with fruits. Thanks to a great difference in temperature during the day and night, winds blowing over the land, and warm sunlight spreading its rays, this environment is perfect for growing delicious fruits.
At Ohara Kanko Orchard, they cultivate pears, peaches, and apples – peaches from the beginning of July until the middle of August, pears from the beginning of September until the middle of October, and apples from the middle of September until the late November. But, perhaps this orchard’s greatest feature for the customers is the opportunity to enjoy in the delicious fruits unlimited! Yes, an all-you-can-eat venture for limitless time, and the fee for peach-picking is 1500 yen for adults, 1000 yen for elementary school students, and 800 yen for preschool-aged children (free for infants). Please mind that the fruit-picking fare differs depending on the fruit.
The good quality water that is used at Ohara Kanko Orchard brings out the fragrant flavor in fruits, and the difference in temperature makes the fruits irresistibly sweet. Also, since they use limited quantities of chemicals, the fruits are safe to enjoy without much concerns. Everyone who yearns for flavorful and sweet fruit that is safe to eat comes to this orchard, including the visitors from other parts of the world.
When it comes to collecting fruits, it is necessary to remember the following rules. First, when picking fruits, try not to pick great amounts in vain, but to collect only the amount you’re able to eat. Secondly, refrain from touching the fruits for sale. Lastly, there are different methods for picking different fruits, so be sure to ask the staff about the way to collect them, and to follow their instructions. Abide by those rules and spend some delightful time in the fruit heaven!
Once you set your foot at Ohara Kanko Orchard, the great adventure begins – the no-time-limit experience of savoring the tasty fruits. As the farm is an amazing 500-are wide, the visitors can also bring their packed lunches and spend some fun time having a picnic at this wide and beautiful area. Why not letting your hair down and taking in the refreshing energy of the colossal nature around you?
|Farm Name||Ohara Kanko Orchard|
|Farm Information||Ohara Kanko Orchard is a farm for cultivating peaches, pears, and apples, where the visitors can enjoy some fruit picking for unlimited period of time as they enter the orchard.|
|Admission Fee||Peach-picking: adults 1500 yen, elementary school students 1000 yen, preschool children 800 yen; Pear-picking: adults 800 yen, elementary school students 600 yen, preschool children 500 yen; Apple-picking: adults 700 yen, elementary school students 500 yen, preschool children 500 yen. Free for toddlers and infants for either of the activities.|
|Hours||From 8:00 until 17:00|
|Closed||None (1 week off for New Year’s holidays)|
|Address||Okayama, Niimi, Kusama-Ohara|
|Nearest Station||Ikura Station of West Japan Railway Company Hakubi Line|
|Access from the Station||15 minutes by car from Ikura Station|
|Access by Car||About 20 km from Niimi IC; about 15 km from Hokubo; 80 km from Okayama|
|Language support||Simple English|