- Japanese Pears
Oshokaju Orchards is located the centrally located Tendo City in Yamagata Prefecture. The land on the eastern side of the city along National Route 48 is rocky and nicely irrigated. This region is ideal for fruit production, due to the temperature difference between the day and night in the valley’s special climate and the four distinct seasons here. Yamagata Prefecture boasts the largest yield of cherries and LaFrance pears and also produces peaches, grapes, and apples.
Cherries are best picked usually for around 30 days, but the greenhouse at Oshokaju Orchards has adjusted the growing temperature to extend this period to 60 days.
You can also relax at the orchard’s lounge and cafe after enjoying fruit picking.
|Farm Name||Oshokaju Orchards|
|Farm Information||Oshokaju Orchards produces cherries, peaches, grapes, pears, and apples. From June to late-November, visitors can pick and eat these fruits. In addition to fresh produce, wine and other original products, as well as candy, can be enjoyed at the Oshokaju Orchards. Within the grounds, there is also a cafe where visitors can eat soft-serve ice cream and parfaits made with seasonal fruit.|
|Admission Fee||All-You-Can-Eat 30 min. - (Parentheses show price for age 3 to elementary school age visitors)
June 10 - July 16 (Marine Day): Cherry picking 1,620 yen (1,296 yen / 1,080 yen)
August 10 - September 10: Peach picking 864 yen (756 yen / 648 yen)
August 10 - October 10: Grape picking 648 yen (540 yen / 432 yen)
September 20 - late-November: Apple picking 648 yen (540 yen / 432 yen)
|Hours||8:30-17:00 (last admittance is at 16:00)|
|Closed||No holidays during the fruit-picking season (closed before 7/17 and after 8/9)|
|Address||Yamagata, Tendo, Kawarago 1303|
|Nearest Station||JR Tendo Station|
|Access from the Station||15 minutes by car from JR Tendo Station|
|Access by Car||About 30 minutes (20 kilometers) using National Highway 13 and 48 from Yamagata-kita interchange|
|Wi-Fi||Available in the store|
|Credit card||Cannot be used for entrance fee. However, credit cards can be used for souvenir purchases worth over 5000 yen.|
|Language support||Not available|