Sayama Berryland

Blueberry and Strawberry Picking at Sayama Berryland – not at the same time! June is blueberry season in Japan. Winter and Spring is strawberry picking season. Sayama Berryland is one of the largest berry picking farms in the Kanto Region (aka Greater Tokyo area). Sayama Berryland is quite well known in the expat and long term resident community. However, if you are a tourist or on a short term work visa you may not be so familiar with the reputable picking farms. If you are looking for somewhere to pick blueberries or strawberries near Tokyo, look no further!

Fruit Picking in Japan

If you are looking for somewhere to pick strawberries or blueberries on your visit to Japan, Sayama Berryland is a good location to consider. You can also pick mushrooms at the farm too. Especially if you don’t read / speak Japanese as they have an English language web page, with the key information except for access! But you will find access information at the bottom of this post.

Strawberry Season

The strawberry season at Sayama Berryland is from mid December to May. For the 2024 season they will open from December 2nd 2023. However, they will only open on weekends first. But they won’t be open on the New Year weekend. They also have not yet released the schedule for January. Confirmed dates:

  • Saturday December 2nd
  • Sunday December 3rd
  • Saturday December 9th
  • Sunday December 10th
  • Saturday December 16th
  • Sunday December 17th
  • Saturday December 23rd
  • Sunday December 24th

Blueberry Season at Sayama Berryland

Sayama Berryland is probably best known for its strawberry picking, but the blueberry farm is also large, with around 50 different types of blueberries. The system is eat all you can pick in 30 minutes! There are additional charges if you want to bring blueberries home. This is the most common system for fruit picking in Japan.

The blueberry picking season starts at Berryland on Sunday June 4th 2023. The blueberry season winds down after Obon (mid August) and the picking usually ends around the 28th of August. For the last week or two of blueberry season (end of August) there are beautiful sunflowers just down the road. There is a small maze among the sunflowers which kids enjoy.

Obviously summer is very hot in Japan, so a lot of people use a parasol / sun umbrella to try and keep cool. Unfortunately though, please note, that you cannot use umbrellas of any kind at the blueberry farm.

>>Another place where you can currently pick blueberries in Saitama Prefecture.<<


Mushroom season

The mushroom picking season is from early October to the end of December. Like with the blueberry and strawberry picking, they highly recommend that you book in advance or at least ring in advance to confirm that they are open the day you want to go.


Information

Event: fruit picking (blueberries and strawberries) at Sayama Berryland 狭山ベリーランドのブルーベリー狩り・いちご狩り

Date: The 2024 strawberry picking season starts on Saturday December 2nd 2023. However, at first its just on the weekends. You can already book a place for the 2024 season on the official website.

The 2023 blueberry season is from Sunday June 4th to around the end of August. The end date is usually announced just a day or two before the season ends. Generally it is the last week in August. Please note, sometimes they have to close suddenly due to rain.

Time: 10 am to 4.30 pm.

Cost: Strawberry picking costs 2900 yen on a weekday and 3000 yen on the weekend as well as public holidays. For children it costs 1900 yen on a weekday and 2000 yen on public holidays and weekends. You also have to pay for toddlers. It costs 500 yen.

Blueberry picking costs 2000 yen for anyone over 6 years old and 1500 yen for preschoolers. For the mushroom picking, you pay 100 yen into the farm and then pay for the mushrooms you pick by weight.

Venue: Sayama Berry Farm, 1262-5 Horigane, Sayama, Saitama 350-1312. View on Google Maps.

Official English language website

Access

The picking farm is about a 30 to 35 minute walk from Shin-Sayama station. You can get a bus from Shinsayama Station, bound for Shin Sayama Heights and alight at the Shin Sayama Heights 『新狭山ハイツ』. The farm is about a ten minute walk from the bus stop. By car, the farm is about a 20 minute drive from the Ken-o expressway Tsurugashima and Sayama-Hidaka interchanges.

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