Agriculture is at the heart of Okayama Prefecture’s cultural, historical and commercial experience. Farming is a tremendously respected occupation, with families engaging in the occupation from generation to generation.
Even when the next generation chooses to pursue other careers full-time, it is not unusual for them to help out in during planting and harvest time. It is not unusual to see three or four generations in the fields, orchards or vineyards at the same time.
Kibichuo Town is well-known as a rice producer as its pristine waters are said to be the reason that this staple Japanese food is so good. The town, like much of Okayama Prefecture is highly regarded for its fruit production. They grow everything from grapes, to melons and peaches at such a high quality that they are sold nationally.
Blueberries are considered to be one of the world’s power foods and over time, an increasing number of people are trying blue and people across the globe swear by it for good health. Okayama has also added this super fruit to its line-up.
You could easily buy blueberries at any supermarket bur why do that when a local farm allows direct access to its crop. The Fujiwara Blueberry farm provides a fruit-picking experience where you can take your harvest home.
Let your imagination run wild and feel what it is like to be a farmer in one of Okayama Prefecture’s most established agricultural communities.
About the Area
Kibichuo Town is a located within the Chugoku Mountains and is comprised of fertile highland farmland and expansive forests. Its natural scenic beauty has long attracted the attention of visitors from around the country and in recent years, international travelers have followed suit. Easily accessible from both Okayama Station and Okayama Airport, Kibichuo Town is the perfect getaway.
Access: Take the Tsuyama Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Fukuwatari Station. Take a 40 minute taxi ride from JR Fukuwatari Station to Fujiwara Blueberry Farm.
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|