Saitama Strawberry Picking

A selection of 10 Strawberry Picking farms in Western Saitama, for the 2024 strawberry picking season. Some of these farms are open from December 2023, which is included in the information below.

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 also.

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. In 2021, they opened later than normal due to a State of Emergency in the first two months of the year. In both 2022 and 2023 there was a mix and match – some that opened as normal, some that opened later and / or with restrictions. In 2024, finally, things are more like before the pandemic. HOWEVER, even farms that used to allow walk-ins before the pandemic, now require advance reservations too.

Strawberry picking in the Chichibu area and Northern Saitama here.

The system and cost

Strawberry picking farms in Saitama are all indoor, in temperature regulated greenhouses. The system is generally 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, but expect to pay at least 1800 yen for an adult in 2024Children’s prices are usually cheaper. 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. Kawagoe, @Farm
  8. Kawagoe, Strawberry fields Sujino
  9. Tokorozawa, Arai Farm Happy Strawberry Garden
  10. 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 very 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:as of December 31st 2023 they still haven’t decided the start date. They usually run until around mid May.
Hours:9 am to 4 pm. It is strongly recommended that you ring in advance, to make sure they are open. They don’t work to a solid schedule.
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 is only a ten minute drive away:

Kawajima 

2. Strawberry Hunt

This farm was pretty much closed throughout the pandemic. In 2024 they hope to offer strawberry picking from January, for the first time in four years. This 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 also. Furthermore, it is close to the Kawajima Interchange of the Ken-o expressway. Please note this farm often closes for the day at lunch time. Moreover, in 2022 they have decided to wait until spring to choose an opening date for the 2022 season.

Farm:🍓Strawberry picking at Strawberry Hunt
Address:1072 Kamiomino, Kawajima, Hiki District, Saitama 350-0106
Phone:049-297-7909
Season:They still haven’t decided the opening date for 2024, but they are selling strawberries currently (December 2023).
Hours:the farm generally only operates in the morning
Online:Official website
Map:On Google maps
In the area:Kinbue Soy Sauce Park at the innovative Fueki Shoyu
Arakawa Tarouemon nature park and Honda Airport
Japan’s longest rose tunnel at Heisei no Mori in 2020

—— 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. This year, for the first time in four years, it is not essential to book in advance, but it is still recommended. Because, like with all strawberry picking farms, people with an advance reservation are prioritized over walk-ins. Also, please note, they request that you use a hand sanitizer entering the greenhouse.

🍓Strawberry picking at Yatsu no Sato
Address:2132 Fukuda, Namegawa, Hiki Bezirk, Saitama 355-0803
Phone:+81-493565055
Season:January 2nd to early May 2024.
Hours:10 am to 3 pm
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Hilltop farm cafe
Shinrin Park
Off the beaten path agritourism spot

Higashimatsuyama

4. Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park

The strawberry picking farm at Higashimatsuyama Park was upgraded just before the pandemic. And as part of that upgrade they put in a very popular cafe, and a play area, in the park. As it is a municipal facility it is one of the cheapest places to pick strawberries in the Western Area of Saitama. It is also one of the earliest to start their season. Priority is given to people with an advance booking.

🍓Norin Park
Address:〒355-0008 Saitama, Higashimatsuyama, Oya, 4212−1
Phone:+81-493390150
Season:December 15th 2023 to early May 2024
Hours:9 am to 5 pm
Online:Official web page on Higashimatsuyama website
More information in English
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. Moreover, 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. The season start for this farm differs greatly from year to year. Sometimes it starts as early as November! As was the case in 2021. However, the 2024 picking season will start in December 2023, initially on weekends only. This farm also offers blueberry picking in summer.

🍓Sayama Berryland
Address:1262-5 Horigane, Sayama, Saitama 350-1312
Phone:090-5411-7314
Season:Weekends in December 2023, January 2nd to 4th, 6th, 7th, 13th to 15th 2024. The schedule hasn’t been decided past January 15th yet.
Hours:10 am to 3 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 which has a beautiful wintersweet garden in bloom in January / February.
Santome Konjaku – outdoor theme park

Moroyama

6. Barrier free Ichigo no Sato Moroyama

strawberry picking at 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 session and they offer all-you-can-eat toppings for free. It is a popular strawberry picking farm that features on TV often. Moreover, it is normally one of the first to open, but that has not been the case since the pandemic began. You normally need to book in advance. From February, the 11th of the month is “Wanko no Hi” and dogs are welcome for the afternoon sessions.

Ichigo no Sato Moroyama 毛呂山町イチゴの里
Address:〒350-0438 113-1, Nishiokubo, Moroyama, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0433
Phone:+81-90-64744115
Season:January 3rd to either mid or late May 2024.
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
Izumo Iwai Shrine, the Yabusame shrine in Moroyama

Kawagoe

7. @Farm

At or @ Farm is the newest and trendiest strawberry picking farm on the list. They only started their strawberry picking in 2020. But it is an initiative by Sankyo-Mokko who’ve been operating in Kawagoe for more than a 100 years. In 2022 they only opened Tuesday to Friday. (That is, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays). But for the 2023 season they are aiming to open every day but Mondays. Moreover, this year they are offering picking from mid December on select dates. Booking is already open for the December dates. The farm also grows tomatoes for picking and they have a lovely cafe on the grounds that is open all year round. They also have a cafe in U_place.

🍓@Farm
Address:1043-3 Imafuku, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1151
Phone:+81492488130
Season:Mid December to early May.
Hours:There is one session a day on weekdays (except Mondays) at 11.30 am. On weekends – either 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm or occasionally 2.30 pm.
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Trampoline center Airjoy for some serious fun in Kawagoe!
Nishinohara Central Park in neighboring FUJIMINO
Santome Konjaku – outdoor theme park

8. 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 still 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 mid May. They take a couple of days off a month – they post the dates to their website at the start of the month.
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
Things to do in Kawagoe with kids

Tokorozawa

Tokorozawa is the new hot spot in Saitama that opened while Japan was closed to the rest of the world. Sakura Town and Kadokawa Culture Museum are among the new facilities that opened during the pandemic in Tokorozawa. It also has several other long standing notable attractions too, such as the Seibuen Amusement Park, Sayama Indoor Ski Resort and the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park and Aviation museum.

9. Arai Farm Happy Strawberry Garden

Arai farm is right on the border of Kiyose in Tokyo and accessible by public transport – a bus from Higashi Tokorozawa station to Shiro bus stop. Or you could walk from the station in 20 to 25 minutes. This farm used to have 40 minute picking sessions, but they are 30 minute sessions in 2024. They offer free cream in-house for your strawberries. They start selling strawberries from early December and picking will start mid January 2024. You need to book in advance, either by phone or online.

🍓Happy Strawberry Garden
Address:515 Shiro, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0013
Phone:+81429443315
Season:From mid January until about the end of May 2024.
Hours:Closed on Mondays. 10 am to 3 pm.
Online:Official website
Map:Google Maps
In the area:Tokorozawa Sakura Town
The complete guide to the Kadokawa Musashino Museum
Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park

Hanno

10. Hoya Fruits Farm

I have not been to this one myself, but it has a very good reputation. They also have grape and pear picking in the Autumn. Both grape and pear picking seasons are from mid August to around mid October at Hoya Fruits Farm in Hanno City, Saitama (near Tokyo). You can book on Jalan net for this (and many other) strawberry picking farm in Hanno.

🍓Hoya Fruits Farm
Address:〒357-0021 Saitama, Hanno, Namiyanagi, 1484−3
Phone:+81429732910
Season:December 23rd 2023 to until around mid May 2024, but they are closed from December 31st to January 2nd for New Years.
Hours:9 am to 3 pm (last entry 2.30 pm). However, sometimes they only offer morning sessions – it depends on the condition of the strawberries.
Online:Official website | Online Booking on Jalan.
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 ——

Please, do always check with the official website or ring ahead for the latest information. 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. Nine years later and its still going strong. 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! Last update: December 2023 at which time two of the farms where removed from the post; Shimura Farm and Tokorozawa Kitada Farm. They were both removed, because they both made big changes to the farm that I need to check out.

2 Comments

    1. Author

      Actually its all indoors! I’ve yet to find a picking place outdoors which is crazy because in Japan’s climate you could easily grow strawberries naturally

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