Pick-Your-Own Fruit in Fukushima City

Pick-Your-Own Fruit in Fukushima City

Fukushima is renowned for its delicious fruits, and a wide variety of direct-sale farmer's fruit stalls, 30 minute all-you-can pick tourist orchards, and other fruit attractions can be found among the vast fruit fields and orchards that line the "Fruit Line," which is the nickname for a road that runs for 14 km along the base of Mt. Azuma, and the "Peach Line (National Road 13)," which runs along the train tracks. Come and enjoy the bounty of cherries, peaches, Japanese pears, grapes, and apples of Fukushima City, known as the Fruit Kingdom of Japan!

See below for when each fruit is in season:

  • Strawberries....January to May
  • Cherries..........June to July
  • Peaches..........July to September
  • Nashi Pears....August to October
  • Grapes............August to October
  • Apples.............October to December

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://fukushima-guide.jp/experience/fruit-picking/
Contact

Fukushima City Tourist Information Center

(+81) 24-531-6428

kankou@f-kankou.jp

Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

Each orchard is open from around 8:30AM to 5PM (Please check with individual orchards for details).

No regular holidays from June through December

ParkingAvailable (The number of parking spaces available varies from one orchard to the next).
Access Details
AccessFukushima City, Fukushima Pref.
Getting there

Reaching the Various Fruit-Picking Areas by Car:

  • Peach Line: 10 min from Iizaka I.C. exit (Tohoku Expressway)
  • Fruit Line: 10 min from Iizaka I.C. exit (Tohoku Expressway)
  • Kayaba Pear Line: 15 min from Iizaka I.C. exit (Tohoku Expressway)
  • Skyline: 15 min from Fukushima-Nishi I.C. exit (Tohoku Expressway)
  • Tsuchiyu Fruit Line: 10 min ffrom Fukushima-Nishi I.C. exit (Tohoku Expressway)

Coming via Public Transport:

  • Peach Line: Take the Nakamoniwa bus from Fukushima Station's East Exit (Bus Stop No. 8) to the Higashi-ishido bus stop (It will take about 30 min). Peach Line is a 15 min walk from the bus stop.
  • Fruit Line: Take the Nakano (Kayaba) bus from Fukushima Station's East Exit (Bus Stop No. 12) to the Zatou-Machi bus stop (It will take about 30 min). The Fruit Line is a 15 min walk from the bus stop.
  • Kayaba Pear Line: Take the Niwasaka (Uchi-Machi) bus from Fukushima Station's East Exit (Bus Stop No. 12) to the Menkyo Center bus stop (It will take about 30 min). The Pear Line is a 15 min walk from the bus stop.
  • Skyline: Take the Kami-ubado/Takayu Onsen bus from Fukushima Station's East Exit (Bus Stop No. 7) to the Kitabayashi bus stop (It will take about 30 min). Skyline is a 15 min walk from the bus stop.
  • Tsuchiyu Fruit Line: Take the Tsuchiyu Onsen bus from Fukushima Station's East Exit (Bus Stop no. 7) to the Shiki-no-Sato bus stop (It will take about 30 min). Tsuchiyu Fruit Line is a 15 min walk from the bus stop.

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