It is latest information of the sightseeing of Okayama.
Okayama is blessed with soft and delightful climate.
Thanks to that, we can harvest various kinds of fruits all year round.
My favorites are peaches and grapes which have a good reputation nationwide
Speaking of fruits from Okayama, strawberries are in season at the moment
So I’ll show you some spots where you can taste fresh strawberries
I highly recommend a strawberry picking if you’d like to taste fresh strawberries.
We visited ‘Yasuhara kanko ichigoen (strawberry farm)’.
It takes about 40min by car from Okayama station.
You can eat strawberries as much as you like within 40munites (1500yen).
As you can see, strawberries are grown on the shelves in this greenhouse, so you don’t need to stoop to pick them
Fresh strawberries are juicy and sweet
I got a big one
In this greenhouse, there are four types of strawberries, and each of them has different taste.
Personaly, I’m fond of ‘Akihime’ and ‘Beni-hoppe’ which has rich flavour.
Apparently, tasty strawberries have four distinctive features.
By the way, this farm closes if it runs out of strawberries.
So maybe you’d better visit there in the morning
Yasuhara kanko ichigoen
Address: 433 Hayataka, Kurashiki City
Opening time: 10:00
Close: please check on the website
Price: adults 1500yen (40min)
Access: 10min by car from Hayashima IC
Why don’t you try it
Apart from that, we have fantastic local specialty of fruits produced in Oakayama.
It’s a fruits parfait, a glass of fruits in season and ice cream
http://www.okayama-cci.or.jp/fruitparfait/ (fruits parfait of Okayama)
So, shall we try it
We headed for a sweets shop in Okayama City, ‘gelateria Misao’.
It takes about 50min by car from Okayama station.
The way to there is a bit complicated, but it should be ok if you follow small signboards on the road.
Such a lovely shop
This shop belongs to Misao farm, and it’s known for its freshly-made ice cream and other sweets.
Strawberries are so sweet
Uhh, they are so good
By the way, there’s a cage behind the shop, and you can see unusual birds like white peacocks
And it goes without saying that there are many other animals in this farm
So, it's the best place for sweets and animal lovers
Address: 628 Kitananaku, Minami Ward, Okayama City
Opening time: 10:30-18:00 (May-September)
Close: Mondays (October-April)
Menu: a fruits parfait 650yen, ice cream (double) 350yen
Speaking of strawberry, don’t forget ‘ichigo daifuku’
It’s a Japanese popular sweets, rice cake with whole strawberry in it
Each daifuku (a rice cake) has bean-paste inside.
The flavour is varied, white bean, red bean, chocolate, green tea, pumpkin…
Finally we made up our mind.
The rice cake is so soft
Sweet bean-paste matches a fresh strawberry...
Pumpkin flavoured bean paste was also nice, and as well as tomato one.
They are delicious
Address : 1-7-34 Shimonocho, Kojima, Kurashiki City
Tel : 9:00-18:00 (it closes if daifuku sell out)
Close : Mondays (it opens if it’s a holiday), the first Tuesday of the month
Menu: daifuku from 158yen
Access: 5min by car from JR Kojima station
I hope you enjoyed our story full of fruits from Okayama
Please try them when you come to Okayama! I’m sure you’ll like them
A: Yasuhara kanko ichigoen B: gelateria Misao C: Kangetsu-do