A Picture of Fruit Picking

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Farms usually charge between 800 and 3000 yen, depending on the fruit being picked. The time allowed typically ranges from 30 to 60 minutes. Sometimes, farms charge based on the weight of the fruits retrieved, instead. The time of the year in which a particular fruit is available depends on the location and the weather. An estimate of the seasons of several popular fruits is as follows:

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Cherry                                                        
Peach                                                          
Strawberry                                            
Grape                                                  
Apple                                                        
Pear                                                              
Mandarin orange                                                        
Melon                                                            
Blueberry                                                              

Fruit picking is a fun activity, but many people have trouble figuring out how to go fruit picking. Often access to the farm may not be easy, and charges vary depending on the farm. In addition, there are a number of rules that must be followed when fruit picking.

For people who want to go but just don't know how, we bring you our special fruit picking bus tours! Leaving from major cities in Japan, including Tokyo/Shinjuku, Osaka, Nagoya, and Sapporo, our tours are led by trained English or Chinese speaking staff and include transportation costs and fruit picking charges.

We provide a variety of seasonal fruit picking tours, where you can eat your fill of delicious fruits!

So why not sample Japan's succulent fruits on one of our tours!

Rules and Facts

  • Fruit can be eaten immediately, no washing necessary.
  • Fruit cannot be taken home. Please pick only what you can eat.
  • Please do not leave leftovers.
  • Any type of bag is prohibited when picking.
  • Please do not break off branches or pick buds.
  • Please do not climb trees.
  • Take care when using ladders.
  • Any intoxicated person will be refused entry to the premises.
  • No responsibility will be taken by the farm for any thefts, etc. that may occur on the premises.

Quarantine

Applicable to persimmons, kiwis, cherries, nashi (Japanese pears), pears, loquats, grapes, mandarin oranges, peaches, and apples

Hong Kong

In Japan: No inspection when leaving
In Hong Kong: Fruits for personal consumption can be brought into Hong Kong
http://www.customs.gov.hk/tc/trade_facilitation/prohibited_articles/imports/animals_plants/index.html

Malaysia

In Japan: No inspection when leaving
In Malaysia: Coconut palm, oil palm plants, or any part of coconut palm or oil palm plants, their seeds, raw fruits, and other produce that can be used for cultivation are prohibited.
http://www.doa.gov.my/myimport

Singapore

In Japan: No inspection when leaving
In Singapore: An import permit or authorization from the appropriate ministry is required (However, items brought into Singapore by travelers that do not exceed a reasonable amount for personal use are permitted without permit/authorization).
http://www.ava.gov.sg/explore-by-sections/food/bringing-food-into-singapore-and-exporting/commercial-food-imports

Thailand

In Japan: Loquats and mandarin oranges cannot be exported and other fruits must pass an inspection.
In Thailand: Only fruits that have been stored at -17.8 degrees Celsius or less, or preserved foods (foods that derive from plants and have been treated for pests) can be brought into Thailand.
http://www.acfs.go.th/index.php

Taiwan

In Japan: All fruit exports are prohibited.
In Taiwan: All fruit imports are prohibited.
http://www.baphiq.gov.tw/newsview.php?typeid=1426&typeid2=&news_id=7907

China

In Japan: Quarantine conditions have not been set, and so export is prohibited.
In China: Quarantine conditions have not been set, and so import is prohibited.
http://dzwjyjgs.aqsiq.gov.cn/zwgk/zwjyjy/jjzwjcp/

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