Apple picking tour from Tokyo

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Tinker Jem Female Thailand 2018/08/13

Good evening!

 

My husband and I will be traveling to Tokyo on October 22 – 25. I would like to know if there is a day apple picking tour from Tokyo to the apple orchard? If yes, how much?

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/08/13

Good Morning!

We don’t have any day-trip apple-picking tours to Nagano (that we know of), but you can travel here by Shinkansen and visit an apple orchard just 7 minutes on foot from Iiyama Station. The NTA Farm offers all-you-can-eat apple-picking for 1,200 yen and has English guides who can explain how the apples are grown, life around the area, and other places to visit nearby. See this recent blog post on things to do in Iiyama for more information.

The Hokuriku Shinkansen between Tokyo and Iiyama Stations takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes and costs 8,110 yen per person.

Alternatively, if you would rather save money than time, you could take a bus from Shinjuku to Ina and visit the Miharashi Farm instead. Not only do they have many types of fruit to pick, they also have many types of cooking lessons and workshops (like soba-making), and restaurants and hot springs as well. You can see more information about access from Shinjuku to Ina on this page (see the “Ina area” section). In this case, the bus would take 3 hours and 30 minutes and cost 3,500 yen per person. Apple-picking at Miharashi Farm costs 600 yen per person for 1 hour of all-you-can-eat.

I hope that helps answer your question.

-Blair

Guest 2018/08/18

Dear Blair,

 

Thank you for your reply. If I will purchase JR East Pass, do you think it is much better if we go to Iiyama rather than in Minarashi Farm? 

 

Regards,

Jem

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/08/20

Hi Jem,

If you’ll purchase the JR East Pass, then I recommend taking the Shinkansen to Iiyama instead of taking a bus to Miharashi Farm. It’ll be faster and less expensive with the pass.

-Blair

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/08/20

Hi Jem,

If you’ll purchase the JR East Pass, then I recommend taking the Shinkansen to Iiyama instead of taking a bus to Miharashi Farm. It’ll be faster and less expensive with the pass.

-Blair

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