Mikan Orange Picking
When the mountains from Oku-Yugawara to Hakone are embellished with multicolored autumn leaves, golden mikan oranges, imbued with salty sea breezes on the hillsides along the ocean, reach their peak level of ripeness.
The secrets to the deliciousness of Yugawara’s mikan are sunny hillsides and the warm sea. In order to grow sweet mikan, plenty of sunshine and a warm climate are key.
Yugawara’s mikan grow quickly. Please savor the taste of freshly-picked mikan to your heart’s content.
“Mikan picking,” while viewing Sagami Bay, is an experience unique to this area.
◆ Mikan picking can be enjoyed in many mikan groves in the town.
◆ The Mikan Picking Association Information Office will guide you to and from the best mikan orchard at the time of your visit, free of charge.
◆ In the mikan orchards, you can also enjoy barbecuing. ※Reservations are required for barbecuing, so please contact the Mikan Picking Association Information Office by phone in advance.
Location of the information offices
The information office, which is open every day during the period mentioned below, is under the JR overpass along the Chitose River
(Turn right at the Chitose River intersection, and walk straight down the road along the Chitose River. It is under the JR overpass.)
Another information office, which is open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays during the period mentioned below, is inside Yugawara Station, on the right hand side of the Yugawara Station ticket gate.
About the information offices
※The offices may be closed due to weather conditions (rain, etc.), even during normal operating hours.
※Reservations are not required for mikan picking. Please feel free to drop in at the information office, but please contact us a day in advance if you are coming on a large-sized bus.
※Free shuttle services between Yugawara Station and the mikan orchards are available. Please contact the information office if you wish to use them.
|Information office dates and hours of operation||October 10th (Sat.) – December 20th (Sat.), 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|Fees||Adults: 400 JPY
Children: 350 JPY
Infants: 300 JPY (all-you-can-eat special)
※There will be additional charges for souvenir mikan.
|Inquiries||Yugawara Mikan Picking Association Information Office
Phone: 0465-63-1920 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
※The phone will be answered only during operating hours.