The climate is getting warmer in Hokkaido and we are all looking forward to the summer season. In this blog we would like to introduce and recommend a great tourist location called ‘Zenseien’, a farm where you can go and enjoy picking cherries. The farm boasts an impressive 1500 trees that produce cherries with perfect sweetness. Jams made without preservatives and additives are also sold on site.
Speaking of cherries, there is a well-known variety in Japan called ‘Sato Nishiki’ but there is also a very sweet, delicious variety called ‘Gombei’. They both have different balances of sweetness and tanginess so you should have fun comparing them until your belly is full of cherries!
Other than enjoying cherries, there are also many things to do around the large farm such as relaxing in hammocks for adults, or playing on the swings for children. It makes for a great family day out.
Address: Horo 403-1, Hamamasu-ku, Ishikari
Business Hours: 8:00～17:00
Parking: Free parking available
Access: 2 hours by car from Sapporo
Adults: 1000 JPY
Children (6-11 years): 500 JPY
Preschool (4-5 years): 300 JPY