Best cherry-picking spots in Kanto for Summer 2024

05:58 05/29/2024

Most people are familiar with strawberry picking in Japan, but did you know that you can also go cherry-picking?

Japanese cherry - Sakuranbo picking is a popular summer activity in Japan. When it comes to Japanese cherries, one might think of Yamagata or Fukushima, but there are many other locations throughout the country where you can experience this interesting activity, one of which is the Kanto region. 

In this article, let’s dive in with GoEMON to explore some of the best cherry-picking spots in the Kanto region!

1. (Gunma) Tsukiyono Maruka Orchards(月夜野まるかチェリー園)

Coming to Tsukiyono Maruka Garden, you will have the opportunity to try a total of more than 17 types of cherry grown here. Certified by the Gunma Prefecture, the garden is a perfect location for cherry lovers. The farm also sells products made from its fresh cherries, such as cherry jam.

Address: 1562 Shimotsu, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma 379-1314 

Dates: Scheduled to start from 10 June

Opening hours: 9:00 ~ 16:00 


30-minute course: 

  • Children: 1500 yen 
  • Adult: 2200 yen 
  • +300 yen/person 


2. (Gunma) Harada Farm(原田農園)

Harada Farm is famous for having a wide variety of different fruits available throughout the year, such as cherries, peaches, grapes, apples, and strawberries. Visitors to the park will not only be given the opportunity to try the freshly-picked cherries but also have a taste of the sweets and fruit juices made from the various fruits grown here, which are available at the workshop located inside the farm. 

Address: 1294 Yokozukamachi, Numata, Gunma 378-0002

Dates: From early June to early July

Opening hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00 (last check-in time at 16:00)

Price: 30-minute course

  • Children: 1430 yen
  • Adult: 1980 yen


3. (Gunma) Takuminosato Village (たくみの)

Takuminosato Village is where visitors can go fruit picking and eating to one’s heart content the cherries grown in its seasonal garden. You can also stroll around the village to enjoy the peace and quiet of rural life, as well as check out the many dozen workshops and stores located in the area. 

Address: 847 Sukawa, Minakami, Tone, Gunma 379-1418

Dates: Mid-June to early July 6 

Opening hours: 9:30 - 15:00 

Price: 30-minute course

  • Children: 1800 yen 
  • Adults: 2000 yên


4. (Nagano) Sasa Garden - Sasaen(ささ園)

At Sasaen, not only can you feast cherries to your heart’s content but also purchase many types of fruits grown here, which are fresh, juicy, and absolutely delicious! 

Address: 3487-1 Yamagata, Higashi Chikuma, Nagano 390-1301

Dates: 15/6 ~ 7/7

Opening hours: 9:00-16:00

Price: 500 yen/person


5. (Yamanashi) Hagihara Fruit Farm(萩原フルーツ農園)

Hagihara Fruit Farm offers a wide variety of fresh fruits grown throughout the year, such as cherries, persimmons, grapes, and many more. Located in Yamanashi Prefecture, the farm also offers a magnificent view of the Fuji Mountain nearby. 

Address:  1337 Ochiai, Yamanashi, 405-0033

Dates: Early to Mid-June 

Opening hours: scheduled to be from 9:00 - 17:00

Price: 40-minute course 

  • Kindergartener: Free 
  • Elementary school students: 1400 yen 
  • Middle school student and up 2800 yen 


Above is GoEMON’s list of some of the best cherry-picking spots in Kanto for the upcoming summer season. Make sure not to miss out on this interesting activity if you have the chance to travel to Japan this year! 

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