A wonderful fruit picking experience

Tomomien Fruit Farm

akaiwa city, okayama prefecture, visitwestjapan
Photographer | Takuma Kimura

Akaiwa City is one of Okayama Prefecture’s greatest agricultural treasures because of the variety of fruit and vegetables there. While peaches, grapes and strawberries are the fabled fruit of the region, you can find just about any kind of farm fresh produce that you could imagine.

Tomomien has come up with a way to bring the farm to the public, providing fruit picking experiences throughout the year. The time restricted all-you-can-eat plans and visitor-picked peach take-away activities are popular. Don’t forget to visit the onsite shop for a range of local fruit-related delicacies.

Best times for eating:

White peaches:late June – late August
Pione grapes:late April – late November
Muscat grapes:late May – mid-November
Strawberries:December – May

Fruit Picking

White peaches:early July – late August
Pione grapes:late August – mid-September
Muscat grapes:early September – mid-October
Strawberries:December – May

From 8:30 to 18:00 (in 7/1 – 8/15, 8/16 – 10/31 is open until 18:30 until 19:00)
Tuesday closed (September second week from June third week , seven days a week) Farm
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Open throughout crop seasons)
It is equipped fully with the large-sized parking lot with space for up to 30 buses.

About the Area

Akaiwa City is located just outside of Okayama City and is easily accessible by train from Okayama Station. Besides wonderful fruit picking experiences, Akaiwa is well-known for its Doitsu-no-Mori (German Forest) theme park, where you can find locally-made sausage and beer as well as pizza and other goodies.

Doitsu-no-Mori really shows off the diversity of Okayama Prefecture’s environment, with a climate that ranges from Mediterranean to highland plateau. The landscape is just as diverse, possessing beautiful mountain passes, rivers and valleys.

Although it is generally classified as a rural part of the prefecture, the city center city has all the amenities that you could want. There are convenience stores, department stores, supermarkets and even farm fresh egg vending machines.

Access: Take the Sanyo Line from Okayama Okayama Station to Seto Station. It is about a 10 minute taxi ride to the fruit farm from Seto Station. Alternatively, it is about a 47 minute walk.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee