Fruit-picking

Strawberry

December to June

The sun shines many hours, and the moderate difference of temperature between day and night is in Ibaraki. So here is the perfect place for strawberry to grow up.

Melons

May, June, September and October

There are Hokota-shi, Ibaraki-machi and Kashima-shi near Oarai-machi. They are facing Kashima-nada coast. This area is mildly warm all year around and has the difference of temperature between day and night. The ground is volcanic ash and the drainage is very good. Indeed there is suitable for growth of melon.

Asian Pears(Nashi)

August to October

Japanese aka-nashi pear "Ko-sui" and "Ho-sui" are very popular because they are juicy and sweet. Then Ibaraki is the second best and one of the oldest producing center of them in Japan. People in Ibaraki have been growing them since the Edo Period.

Grapes

August to October

You can taste various kinds of grapes. For example 'Kyoho' of Japanese origin, and the grapes of European kind which you can eat skin and all, etc.

Apples

September to November

In Daigo area located in the north of Ibaraki, a lot of fresh, sweet and good-smelling apple can be tasted . There are also accommodations in which you can enjoy taking a bath with apples.