If you are looking for a place you can enjoy strawberry picking, look no further! This month I will be featuring places you can strawberry pick in Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Gunma and some information for Tokyo too. Today, we look at CHIBA. Where information is known about the farming practises it will be written in bold, for example "EM NATURAL FARMING". I have also added some tidbits of information where possible. Each farm listed is linked to a website with further information. However, the information on the websites is only available in Japanese unless otherwise stated. I have not quoted prices below, as they can often change. Please see the individual farm website for price information. Roman numerals are used so even if you do not read Japanese you can see the prices.
If you would like more information in English on a particular farm, please ask in the comments and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, please feel free to add your own recommendations in the comment area. Don't forget to check back for other prefectures throughout the month of December.
Strawberry Picking in Chiba
☆Roman no Mori Kyowa Koku Strawberry Farm (ロマンの森共和国いちご狩り農園）
SEASON: January 1st to the end of May
Barrier free greenhouse, accessible to buggies, strollers and wheelchairs. Toilets available. Prices quoted on their website include admission to the amusement park "Asobiland" except during Golden Week. You normally don't need to book, but for the first week of January they recommend you ring ahead.
☆Wada Farm (和田農園）
SEASON: January to April
EM NATURAL FARMING. This farm also offers other types of fruit and vegetable picking, such as melon, watermelon, grapes, rice and a variation of vegetables.
Chosei Gun Area
☆Kondou Strawberry Farm (近藤いちご園）
SEASON: Mid December to 1st week in April
There is parking, toilets and a drink vending machine. In the past they have had a 100 yen discount coupon on their website. Currently, it is not there, but keep an eye out as they may add it.
☆Futtsu Aqua Farm (富津アクアファーム）
SEASON: 18th January to end of May
WATER PURIFICATION. The strawberries are raised off the ground to reduce mold which also makes them easy to pick. They have a little playground and facilities for babies too.
☆Sodegaurashi Tourist Association （袖ヶ浦市観光協会）
SEASON: Late January to late May
Includes information for three different strawberry farms in the area
☆Tateyama Strawberry Picking Centre (館山いちご狩りセンター）
SEASON: January to March
NATURAL FARMING. Barrier free greenhouses, accessible to buggies, strollers and wheelchairs.
☆Aiba Strawberry Farm （相葉苺園）
SEASON: December to May
They have a number of different variety of strawberries.
☆Isoyama Tourism Strawberry Farm （磯山観光いちご園）
SEASON: January to mid May
Barrier free greenhouses. They have a 100 yen discount coupon on their website: http://isoyama1583.com/coupon.html
☆Narita Yume Farm (成田ゆめ牧場）
The linked website is the general page with information for all the attractions for the farm. The strawberry picking information for 2016 hasn't been added yet, but the season is expcted to open at the end of December.
PLEASE DO COMMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS and don't forget to check back for more information on other prefectures, in the coming weeks.