Fruit Land Kita-Aizu

Fruit Land Kita-Aizu

Fruit Land Kita-Aizu is the name of the JA Aizu West Agriculture Center. Fruit Land Kita-Aizu serves as a local hub giving information on a number of nearby orchards in Kita-Aizu Town, Aizu-Wakamatsu City. The orchards that make up Fruit Land Kita-Aizu provide visitors with delicious fruit-picking experiences, which can be tried throughout the year. Please enjoy the delicious fruit that Aizu has to offer, and take in the beauty of its nature at the same time.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://aizuwakamatsu.mylocal.jp/en_US/trip/spot-list/-/spotdetail/spotinfo/1000000081/3999496
Contact

JA Aizu West Agriculture Center (Fruit Land Kita-Aizu), Agriculture Sales Section

(+81) 242-58-3646

Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (May change depending on season)<br>

No fixed holidays (Please call in advance to check)

ParkingAvailable
Related info<b>Seasonal Fruit Information:</b>


Strawberry Picking: Mid Jan. - Mid- May

Cherry Picking: Early Jun. - Early Jul.

All-You-Can-Eat Melon: Early Jul. - Mid-Aug.

Half-size Melon Eating: Early Jul. - Early Aug.

Blueberry Picking: Early Jul. - Mid-Aug.

Peach Picking: Early Aug. - Late Aug.

Grape Picking: Late Aug. - Late Oct.

Nashi Pear Picking: Early Sep. - Mid-Oct.

Apple Picking: Early Sep. - Mid-Nov.
Access Details
AccessMiyahigashi 534-1, Shimoarai, Kita-Aizu Town, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref. 965-0111
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Getting there

By Car: 20 min from the Aizuwakamatsu I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway

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Ouchi-juku

Take a journey to the past in Fukushima Prefecture’s Ouchi-juku area. This isolated village boasts thatched-roof houses and natural streets making you feel at one with the people who lived here hundreds of years ago.Nestled in the southwestern mountains of Fukushima, Ouchi-juku is a great spot to visit thanks to its unique charm and history. This village was established under the post station system of the Edo period, and played a vital role as a rest stop for travelers.In 1981, the well-preserved streets of Ouchi-juku led to it being designated as an Important Preservation District for a Group of Traditional Buildings. It isn’t difficult to see why—the village looks as it did during its heyday. And with no telephone or electric wires above ground, the view from the top of the hill overlooking the village is marvelous.It is a picturesque village where you can lose yourself to the flow of time. The traveler’s road that used to run through this village was called the Shimotsuke Kaido Route, or the Aizu Nishi Kaido Route.Ouchi-juku not only connected Aizu to Nikko, it also connected Aizu-Wakamatsu to Imaichi, a post town on the Nikko Kaido Route in Tochigi Prefecture. This road was frequented by many travelers as well as by the processions of feudal lords who had to travel to and from Edo periodically.Travelers of the Edo Period rested at the inns of Ouchi-juku to relieve their fatigue. Nowadays, festivals and events help draw in new visitors. The annual Snow Festival in February turns Ouchi-juku into a pretty candlelit scene.Visit in July to see a procession of dancers dressed in traditional Edo Period costumes, and you might even get to wear a happi (festival attire jacket) and join the locals in their celebrations!And when you’re feeling hungry be sure to try some of the local specialties, which include negi soba (fresh buckwheat noodles eaten using a green onion), stick-roasted char fish, and more.There’s a little bit of everything at Ouchi-juku.

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