Saitama Strawberry Picking

A selection of 12 Strawberry Picking farms in Western Saitama, for the 2021 strawberry picking season.

Western Area

There are five areas in Saitama: Central, Eastern, Western, Northern and Chichibu. The Western area of Saitama has more cities and towns than the Central, Northern and Chichibu areas combined. The cities and towns in the south of the Western area border Ome, Hamura, Higashimurayama, Kiyose, Nerima and Itabashi in Tokyo.

Cities: Kawagoe, Tokorozawa, Hanno, Higashimatsuyama, Sayama, Iruma, Asaka, Shiki, Wako, Niiza, Fujimi, Sakado, Tsurugashima, Hidaka and Fujimino. Towns: Miyoshi, Moroyama, Ogose, Namegawa, Ranzan, Ogawa, Kawajima, Yoshimi, Hatoyama and Tokigawa. (Saitama’s only) Village: Higashichichibu
The towns, cities and village in Western Saitama

Strawberry Picking Saitama

The Strawberry picking season starts as early as mid-December in parts of Saitama, but it is not until the end of January that all the strawberry picking farms are open daily. In 2020 several of the strawberry picking farms closed just weeks after opening for the season on account of the Coronavirus. However, with this “new life with Corona” it is expected that most (if not all) of the strawberry farms will open for business as usual for the 2021 season. Strawberry picking farms generally require that you book in advance, but even those that used to allow walk-ins now require advance reservations too (due to the Coronavirus). Please bear this in mind when making plans for Strawberry Picking in 2021.

The system and cost

Strawberry picking farms in Saitama are all indoor, in temperature regulated greenhouses. The system is, generally speaking, a fixed price for a half of hour of all-you-can-eat as you pick. You pay extra – by weight – to bring strawberries home.  The prices per farm differ greatly, some start as cheap as 600 yen for children, but adult costs are usually around 1,800 yen.  Most (but not all) farms do not charge for children two years old and under. I have not added the cost to each farm below, because the prices change frequently. Also, as the weather warms, it is not unusual for the farms to lower the price from April. So please do check with each individual farm for the most up-to-date costs (and information). Parking is typically free.

Strawberry picking farms by area

  1. Yoshimi (#1 for strawberries in Saitama), Imanishi Strawberry Picking Farm
  2. Kawajima, Strawberry Hunt
  3. Namegawa, Yatsu no Sato
  4. Higashimatsuyama, Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park
  5. Sayama, Berryland
  6. Moroyama, Ichigo no Sato
  7. Sakado, Shimura Strawberry Farm
  8. Kawagoe, @Farm
  9. Kawagoe, Strawberry fields Sujino
  10. Tokorozawa, Kitada Farm Marche of Strawberry
  11. Tokorozawa, Arai Farm Happy Strawberry Garden
  12. Hanno, Hoya Fruits Farm

Yoshimi 

1. Imanishi Strawberry Picking Farm

Imanishi strawberry picking farm Yoshimi

According to Saitama Prefecture, Yoshimi is number one for strawberries in Saitama. However, while they maybe number one for volume, even taste, please note the picking farms are quite basic. Yoshimi Imanishi Strawberry Picking Farm is just one of several strawberry farms in the area. It has two greenhouses. One is barrier free.

🍓Imanishi Strawberry Picking Farm
Address:745 Shimohosoya, Yoshimi, Hiki District, Saitama 355-0118
Phone:0493-53-1530
Season:January to May
Hours:9 am to 4 pm
Online:Official website
Map:On Google Maps
In the area:Ichigo No Sato Roadside Station
Luminous Moss, Military Factory and the 100 Caves of Yoshimi
Hatchoko Park | YOSHIMI

Back up plan: Imanishi farm is part of a Coop of strawberry picking farms. Information in English for other nearby strawberry farms here (click). There are also strawberry picking farms in neighboring Kawajima Town which are only a ten minute drive away:

Kawajima 

2. Strawberry Hunt

The farm also sells Koshihikari rice at a reasonable price. You can get 5 kilo, 10 kilo and 30 kilo bags of Koshihikari Rice at this strawberry farm. It is close to the Kawajima Interchange of the Ken-o expressway. Please note this farm often closes for the day at lunch time.

Farm:🍓Strawberry Hunt
Address:1072 Kamiomino, Kawajima, Hiki District, Saitama 350-0106
Phone:049-297-7909
Season:Sales – from mid December
Picking – usually from mid January to Mid May
Hours:the farm generally only operates in the morning
Online:Official website
Map:On Google maps
In the area:Dog cafe Bokuranote
Arakawa Tarouemon nature park and Honda Airport
Japan’s longest rose tunnel at Heisei no Mori in 2020

Back up plan: there is another strawberry picking farm very close to Strawberry Hunt called Ichigo Factory. On Google Maps here.

—— Strawberry Picking Western Saitama ——

Namegawa

3. Yatsu no Sato

Yatsu no Sato strawberry picking hilltop farm namegawa

For a real country / rural experience, Yatsu no Sato is the place to go. They have several different farming and picking experiences throughout the year. Moreover, there are horses and goats in the area and it has a great little café and antique shop.

🍓Yatsu no Sato
Address:2132 Fukuda, Namegawa, Hiki Bezirk, Saitama 355-0803
Phone:+81-493565055
Season:Early January until early May
Hours:10 am to 3 pm
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Hilltop farm cafe
Shinrin Park
Hanami BBQ at Shinrin Park| NAMEGAWA

Higashimatsuyama

4. Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park

strawberry picking and play area at Higashimatsuyama agriculture park saitama

The strawberry picking farm at Higashimatsuyama Park was recently upgraded. There is now a cafe and a play area. As it is a municipal facility it is one of the cheapest places to pick strawberries in the Western Area of Saitama.

🍓Higashimatsuyama Norin Park
Address:〒355-0008 Saitama, Higashimatsuyama, Oya, 4212−1
Phone:+81-493390150
Season:End of December to May
Hours:9 am to 5 pm
Online:Official web page on Higashimatsuyama website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Botanen Playground | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA
Best of Saitama: Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
Garden and Cafe Prunus | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA

Sayama

5. Sayama Berryland

The Sayama Berryland farm is probably the best known among the foreign community. It is the largest strawberry picking farm in all of Kanto (the Greater Tokyo area). Apart from strawberries, this farm also has blueberries and mushrooms.

🍓Sayama Berryland
Address:1262-5 Horigane, Sayama, Saitama 350-1312
Phone:090-5411-7314
Season:January to May
Hours:10 am to 4.30 pm
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Sayama Municipal Museum, Inariyama Park and Kome To Cha Cafe | SAYAMA
Best of Saitama: Chikozan Park | SAYAMA
Santome Konjaku – outdoor theme park

Moroyama

6. Barrier free Ichigo no Sato Moroyama

Barrier Free Ichigo no Sato Farm Moroyama

Ichigo no Sato has two different farms AND an all year round shop Strawberry Garden. This information is for their farm in the Nishiokubo area of Moroyama. Picking at Ichigo no Sato is a 50 minute season and they offer all-you-can-eat toppings for free. It is a popular strawberry picking farm that features on TV often.

Address:〒350-0438 113-1, Nishiokubo, Moroyama, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0433
Phone:+81-90-64744115
Season:Usually one of the earliest to open, around mid December.
Hours:10 am to 3 pm
Online:Official website
More detailed information in English
Map:On Google Maps
In the area:※The farm’s all year round Strawberry Garden Cafe
Greenfinger Cafe
Garden Cafe Greenrose 2020| MOROYAMA

Sakado

7. Shimura Farm

Strawberry picking Saitama close to Tokyo

Our favorite place to pick strawberries when the kids were toddlers also has a detailed blog post all of its own: Strawberry Picking with a play area | SAKADO

🍓Shimura strawberry farm and flower fields
Address:〒350-0202 Saitama, Sakado, 小沼102
Phone:+81-8050281062
Season:Mid January until the strawberries run out!
Hours:Closed on Mondays. It depends, but generally from 9 am. You can ring from 8 am and check the hours for the day.
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Sumiyoshi Sakura Kawazu Cherry Blossoms in Saitama
The majestic wild tundra swans of Kawajima
Fueki Shoyu Kinbue Soy Sauce Park | KAWAJIMA

Kawagoe

8. @Farm

At or @ Farm is a new and trendy strawberry picking farm, but an initiative by Sankyo-Mokko who’ve been operating in Kawagoe for more than a 100 years. The farm also grows tomatoes for picking and they have a lovely cafe on the grounds that is open all year round.

🍓@Farm
Address:1043-3 Imafuku, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1151
Phone:+81492488130
Season:Early January to early May
Hours:From 10:30 on weekdays and from 9:30 on weekends.
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Kamifukuoka Kid’s US Land | FUJIMINO
Nishinohara Central Park| FUJIMINO
Santome Konjaku – outdoor theme park

9. Kawagoe Strawberry field Sujino

Combine a trip to the historic “Edo” period Kawagoe town with some strawberry picking. Located just outside the tourist area in the rural part of Kawagoe, yet close to the site of the old Kawagoe castle and several other attractions.

🍓Kawagoe Strawberry field Sujino
Address:Saitama, Kawagoe, Matsugojyoukamachi 680‐1
Phone:090-4619-0039
Season:Early January to early May
Hours:10 am to 4 pm
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Miyoshino Shrine 三芳野神社 Hatsukari Park, Kawagoe
Isanuma Bouken No Mori Adventure Forest Kawagoe
28 Things to do in Kawagoe with kids in 2021

Tokorozawa

Tokorozawa is the new hot spot in Saitama with the opening of Sakura Town, Kadokawa Culture Museum and the EJ Anime Hotel. It also has several other notable attractions such as the Seibu Amusement Park (temporarily closed for renovations), Sayama Indoor Ski Resort and the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park and Aviation museum.

10. Tokorozawa Kitada Farm Marche of Strawberry

Large sized BGM strawberries. There is a nice rest area in the greenhouse.

🍓Kitada Farm Marche of Strawberry
Address:1168 Shimotomi, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0001
Phone:+819087781504
Season:January to May
Hours:Closed on Mondays. 10 am to 3 pm
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Environmental School and Storyteller Museum, Santome
Santome Konjaku – outdoor theme park
Cats Eye Play and Sports Centre | SAYAMA

11. Arai Farm Happy Strawberry Garden

Only an hour from Tokyo and accessible by public transport – a bus from the east exit of Tokorozawa station to Shiro bus stop.

🍓Happy Strawberry Garden
Address:515 Shiro, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0013
Phone:+81429443315
Season:January to end of April
Hours:Closed on Mondays. 10 am to 3.30 pm
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:TeamLab Acorn Forest, Higashi Tokorozawa Park
Tokorozawa Sakura Town Kadokawa Restaurant
The complete guide to the Kadokawa Musashino Museum

Hanno

12. Hoya Fruits Farm

I have not been to this one myself, but it has a very good reputation. They have grapes and pear picking in the Autumn too.

🍓Hoya Fruits Farm
Address:〒357-0021 Saitama, Hanno, Namiyanagi, 1484−3
Phone:+81429732910
Season:End of December to the middle of May
Hours:9 am to 3 pm (last entry 2.30 pm)
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Moomin Valley, Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest
Asu Sports Park, Hanno City
Metsä Village – a Finnish leisure park in Hanno

—— Places to pick strawberries in Saitama ——

If you would like more information in English on a particular farm, please ask in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Also, please feel free to add your own recommendations in the comment area.

Strawberry Picking in Saitama was first published on January 18th 2014. Six and a half years later and still going strong in 2020. It is actually one of my all time favorite pieces to date and one of the most successful ‘evergreen’ posts on the blog 🙂 . Thank you very much for your continued support. It was moved to the events section of the blog in January 2019. It was completely revamped and moved back to the main section of the blog in October 2020!

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