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Fruit Picking in Kaminoyama

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Relish the best of nature: fruit picking in Kaminoyama, the fruit kingdom

Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture



Kaminoyama is a historic hot spring resort that opened in 1458 and is also known as a fruit-growing region with large, sweet and delicious fruit throughout the year. The city is dotted with about ten tourist orchards where visitors can experience cherry picking from mid-May to mid-July and autumn fruit picking (such as grapes and apples) from late August to late November. In addition, in Kaminoyama, visitors can enjoy unique seasonal experiences such as the folklore event known as the Kasedori and getting dressed up in kimono, making it a place that can be enjoyed throughout the year.


How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa for about 2 hours and 35 minutes.

From Haneda Airport, take a flight to Yamagata Airport (about 1 hour), then about 1 hour by car.


Minazawa, Kaminoyama-shi, Yamagata-ken


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