Various orchards around Japan offer fruit-picking experiences by weight, per piece or all-you-can-eat for a fixed amount of time depending on the fruit. It’s a popular weekend activity with Japanese people and great for families with small children.
Available year-round although the best season is begining of January-May. Recommended varieties include Akihime and Tochihime, which have a fine balance of sweetness and tartness. Regions famous for strawberry production: Yamanashi, Tochigi.
Where to go fruit picking: