|Farm Name||Yamaguchi Orchards|
|Farm Information||Yamaguchi Orchards, run by the members of a three-generation family, grows pears in the fertile soil of Utsunomiya, Tochigi. The soil is carefully taken care of. At Yamaguchi Orchards, they treat it with mature compost and effective microorganisms instead of chemical fertilizers, which are used very sparingly. The purpose of this process is to deliver delicious fruit that is safe to enjoy.
Tochigi Nikkori Pear
Tochigi pears are really delicious thanks to the good-quality soil and to the fact that they receive plenty of sunlight. Nikkori pears are known for their large size and sweetness. They were cultivated first in 1984 in Tochigi when the juicy Hosui pear was blended with the large Niitaka type. The name "Nikkori" comes from Nikko, a city in Tochigi, and the Chinese word for pear, pronounced "ri."
The best time to pick Nikkori pear starts around mid-October. They taste best just after being picked, but you can also freeze them and enjoy them until January of the following year. Be sure to try these large, exquisite Tochigi pears.
|Admission Fee||Pear picking (groups of 10 - 30)
September - November
Nikkori 1 pear/1,000 yen
Kosui, Hosui, Akizuki - 2 pears/1,000 yen
|Hours||9:00 - 15:00|
|Closed||Saturday and Sunday|
|Address||Tochigi, Utsunomiya, Kamikomoriya 2937|
|Nearest Station||JR Utsunomiya Station|
|Access from the Station||30-minute bus ride from JR Utsunomiya Station|
|Access by Car||5 minutes from Mooka Interchange|
|Credit card||Not available|
|Language support||Japanese only. English pamphlets available.|