Industrial Tourism in Japan
Chikuma City of Nagano Prefecture is known for its ANZU production. It is Japan's top ANZU producing area, and was selected as the first private trip destination for the Japanese Emperor and Empress. Our farm, "Kyouhouen," has the largest production capacity of the apricot farms in the area. At Kyouhouen, we use organic fertilizer and a minimal amount of pesticides. Anzu are picked and selected by hand to be processed or consumed fresh, as the harvesting period is short and the skin of the fruit is fine and delicate. We have our own factory near the farm, so that ANZU products can be carefully and individually produced.
Many people are often surprised that ANZU taste completely different from apricots. It is characterized by a rich acidic flavor. Please try our ANZU and experience this unique taste for yourself!
1092-2, Wakamiya, Chikuma-shi, Nagano, 389-0813, Japan
Car: 5 minutes From Obasute SA, Nagano Expressway
20 minutes from Koushoku exit, Nagano Expressway
Train: 20 minutes by car from Togura Station of Shinano Railway
|Working days and hours||9:00 - 17:00|
Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays
*The apricot garden is open throughout the year; however, the best time to see apricot blossoms is usually from early to mid-April while harvesting of apricots takes place from mid-June to mid-July (depending on the weather that year).
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|Time required for a tour||Please contact us|
|Other conditions||Tours of the farm and the production factory are available throughout the year. However, it is not possible to pick apricots even during harvest time. Our apricot products can be purchased at any time.|