Photo by Moe Moeda, courtesy JAPAN Forward Living in the city? Try hand picking at strawberry farms 2022-05-24 Tue 2022-05-24 Tue Green and red, fragrant and sweet! There are so many opportunities to pick your own strawberries in Kanagawa. Here’s what we found. By Moe Moeda, JAPAN Forward. The strawberry at the farm called Nagashima Nouen, located in the Miura Peninsula of Kanagawa. Photo by Moa Maeda Recently I went to a strawberry farm called Nagashima Nouen, located in the Miura Peninsula of Kanagawa, to pick strawberries, which comes highly recommended. The plan I chose was 30 minutes long of unlimited strawberry picking. There was a signboard at the registration desk in both Japanese and English instructing participants to: Only eat the ripe strawberries Eat all the picked strawberries Stay within the greenhouse while eating, and Follow safety regulations. The strawberry farm called Nagashima Nouen, located in the Miura Peninsula of Kanagawa. Photo by Moa Maeda After receiving a plastic plate to hold my picked strawberries, the rules were explained, including advice on how to snap off the strawberries at the right angle to avoid leaving uneaten parts, There was no need to worry about the number of strawberries that would be left, as the designated space for picking berries was limited for the sake of others coming later. The strawberries were grown at an appropriate height that doesn’t require elderly people to crouch or young children to request help from parents to reach. That made it a fun experience available to a wide range of people, regardless of age. The farm where I picked my strawberries gave out free condensed milk to dip our picks in, but it was not needed ー the strawberries were so juicy, soft, and sweet. By the end of the 30 minute picking time, I felt as full as if I’d finished a full meal ー all made of strawberries. div class="box_link"> Written by Japan ForwardThe continuation of this article can be read on the "Japan Forward" site.Living in the City? Try Hand Picking at Strawberry Farms By - grape Japan editorial staff.