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Sweet Potato Digging at Musashi No Mura | KAZO
September 19 @ 09:30 – November 14 @ 17:00
Musashi no Mura Family Land in the Green’s annual sweet potato digging farm opened on September 19th. It will stay open for as long as there are sweet potato to dig! That’s normally until around the end of October or early to mid November. In September you can also pick egg plant, green peppers, corn and okra. You can pick chestnuts on the weekends too. From the end of October you can dig for carrots, daikon, naganegi and even peanuts.
Musashi no Mura Family Land in the Green – hereafter Musashi no Mura – is a family friendly amusement park in Kazo City in Saitama. It is easily accessible from Tokyo by car as it is a short drive from the Kazo Interchange of the Tohoku expressway. It is also relatively convenient by public transport as there is a free shuttle bus (from March to November) that goes from the south exit of Kazo station on the Tobu Isesaki line.
Sweet Potato Digging Information
The sweet potato fields are in the Waku Waku Farm within the Musashino Mura amusement park. It is at the back of the farm past the central “Family Kan”. The family kan is where you can register to pick / dig fruit and vegetables in the picking farm. (You can also ask at the gate.) Please do check on the official site that the farm is open on the day you want to go. They are generally open everyday of the picking season, but as it is typhoon season and with the pandemic it is best to check. You can do that here (click).
Digging is not covered by a ticket to Musashino Mura Family land on the green amusement park. You have to pay extra to play in this seasonal attraction. Entrance to the amusement park is 1,200 yen for adults and 650 yen for children three years old or over. Rides cost extra. One ride costs 300 yen on average. You can get a free pass, that covers most rides in the amusement park. It costs 2,900 yen for an adult and 2,300 yen for a child. However, the sweet potato farm then costs an additional 750 yen per person, except for children younger than three years old. For that price you get to pick sweet potatoes and bring home five of them.
Picking is done by time slots. On weekdays there is one time slot at 1.30 pm. On weekends there are two: 11 am and 2 pm. Please note the park and farm are closed on Wednesdays.
The park closes between 4 and 5 pm depending on the time of the year and the day of the week. On average its 4.30 pm, but for the summer season it extends its hours and closes at 5 pm. During the sweet potato picking season the amusement park is open until 4 pm on weekdays and 4.30 pm on weekends.
From March to November there is a free shuttle bus that goes from the south exit of Kazo station on the Tobu Isesaki line. Out of season it takes 10 minutes by taxi from the station.
The amusement park is approximately 14 minutes from the Kazo exit of the Tohoku Expressway along route 125. There is plenty of parking. It costs 700 yen per day.
For more autumn and other events in Saitama, please see the main events calendar.
More information on Musashi No Mura amusement park:
Musashi No Mura
Kazo, Saitama 347-0042 Japan + Google Map 0480-61-4126
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