Pick Your Own Blueberries
Handpick fresh berries at farms in Tokyo
There are few better places to go blueberry picking than Kodaira, a city that prides itself on being the first area in Japan to cultivate blueberries. Just 30 minutes by train from Tokyo's Seibu Shinjuku Station, it even has its own blueberry mascot, Bluebey, a rotund purple berry, smiling broadly with joy.
Kodaira's soil has just the right acidity to produce bountiful harvests of blueberries. Pick them in-season — July through Septemeber — enjoy them at the farm, eat them fresh, or take them home to freeze to use as compote or make jam.
Blueberry picking is just one of several seasonal pick-your-own activities in Japan that helps support local farms while offering fresh fruit and vegetables in bulk. Kodaira houses many farms that allow you pick your own blueberries, including the recommended Misono Fruit Farm and Ben’s Farm, both of which also offer other seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Be sure to check the individual farms’ websites to confirm peak seasons.
【Misono Fruit Farm】 https://misono.tokyo/en/
How to get there
Misono Fruit Farm: From Seibu-Shinjuku Station take a 30-minute train ride to Kodaira Station. The farm is a 5-minute walk from the North exit of Kodaira Station.