Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
While the city of Osaka is known as a thriving metropolis, the southern part of Osaka prefecture is deeply enveloped in nature, surrounded by mountains and sea. The region is a lush farmland, growing the fresh ingredients that give rise to Osaka’s well-known status as the Nation’s Kitchen. Izumi, a city only an hour away from bustling Osaka, offers a chance to immerse yourself in the Japanese outdoors and experience the thriving, agricultural side of Osaka.
Traveling up to a particular mountaintop farm grants unforgettable views and a true breath of fresh air. This expansive farmland, known as the Izumi Fureai Nou no Sato (‘Community Farming Village’), offers the opportunity to connect with the welcoming farmers and harvest seasonal fruits and vegetables, ranging from strawberries and blueberries to corn and sweet potatoes. At the farm’s kitchen, dine and connect with the locals while grilling the fresh foods you harvested yourself at an Osaka-style barbeque.
This farm is also dedicated to sustainable initiatives by recycling resources and minimizing food loss.
With other outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling, Izumi offers the chance to take in the Japanese outdoors and get to know Japan’s agriculture, and is your fresh air destination.
60 minutes by car from central Osaka city; Or 40 minutes by car from Kansai International Airport.
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