Ichigo gari

Ichigo gari (イチゴ狩り) means strawberry picking in Japanese. It has become quite the trendy outing for couples and families in recent years and this season is something to do on those cold wintry days (because the strawberry houses are much warmer than the outside air!!)

Of course you don`t have to limit yourselves to just strawberries. You can enjoy momo-gari (peach picking), ringo-gari (apple picking), nashi-gari (pear picking) and much more during the year.

I saw a special section on ichigo-gari in this month`s edition of the Kansai Walker magazine (online version here). We found a strawberry farm to visit in the Gojo area of Nara. It took about 1.5 hours to get there by car, and was in the middle of nowhere.

We paid 1500yen each (little kids are free) and enjoyed an hour of picking and eating fresh strawberries. Aiden had a blast squashing the berries and licking his fingers. Paradise for a strawberry lover!!

Yum yum!!


  1. This is so great. I've been to the exact place, in Nara. It was really hard to find and we felt like we were driving into the middle of nowhere, but it was a lot of fun.

    You look great, too! I hope I can keep my figure when I have a child someday, too.



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