Four Seasons Bamboo Forest Wakayama Farm 若竹の杜 若山農場 

Wakayama Farm is a farm where bamboo has been cultivated with the aim of pesticide-free and organic farming for approximately 80 years over three generations of parent and child. The 24-hectare bamboo forest on this farm has also been used as the location for various movies and commercials. 

In addition to taking a stroll through the bamboo forest, you can pick bamboo shoots in spring, pick berries in the summer and search for chestnuts in the fall.

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Basic Information

Address 2018 Takaragihoncho, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi
Telephone Number 028-665-1417
Business Hours The opening hours vary depending on the season and day, so please check the official website. (The forest is illuminated from around sunset on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.)
Days Closed for Business December 31 to January 4 and other irregular holidays (The farm may temporarily close due to the weather because it is outdoors. Confirmation required.)
Price ■ Daytime: 500 yen / Nighttime (when illuminated): 1,000 yen
■ Bamboo shoot picking (April to June): 500 yen to 1,000 yen per kg
■ Blueberry picking (July and August): 1,000 yen to take one pack (200 g) home with you and eat-all-you can on-site
■ Searching for chestnuts (September and October): 1,500 yen per kg
■ Guide: 5,000 yen
DirectionsIt is approximately 30 minutes from JR Utsunomiya Station to "Nozawatera-mae" on a Kanto Bus heading to Sanno Danchi or Ishinada. Get off there and it is then approximately 10 minutes on foot.