Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Day 4 In Japan - Fruit Picking In Akita

Day 4 saw us traipsing the countryside and made a journey to a fruit farm. It was  just a 25 minutes train ride from Akita Station and another 20-25 minutes walk from Detohama station to the fruit farm.
Detohama Station is a small, unmanned station and no taxis or bus in sight nearby it!  We bought our ticket for our journey back to Akita Station using the machine. Despite being unmanned, the station and the public toilet nearby were well kept.
Another unmanned place - fruits for sale by the roadside. Just put 200yen in the slot in the centre of the table and bag the fruits yourself. Plastic bags were even provided.
Kagaya Farm which was our stop for the day. 

There were pears, grapes, apples and kiwis at the farm. The farm were doing pretty brisk business when we got there, and there was a kindergarten outing and the children get to pick one fruit for themselves.
Our bounty

26 comments:

  1. Murahnyer 200yen je ker? ishh ishh ishhh

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  2. Hehehehe Lina. Its like some part of sabah where the seller just put a fruits at thier stall and a wooden box for you to put the money. Normally people will pay because they afraid that they will get sick if they don't pay.

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  3. Wow, this looks gorgeous! And only serves to remind me just how difficult it is to find good fruit here in Japan! At least where I am in Joetsu. The fruit that I have been able to find is only available in supermarkets and very expensive. This disappoints me because I love my fruit and miss the street stalls in China where you could buy fresh fruit for next to nothing.

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  4. The pears look so juicy! So fresh some more. yum yum

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  5. I hear about unmanned newspaper stand in Switzerland. I guess this is possible only in certain parts of the world.

    M'sia is not one where you can have unmanned stalls selling anything!

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  6. Waaaa waaa! So nice... I want suc experiences too.

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  7. So much fruit for 200 yen! Everyone is so trusting for visitors to pay. It must have been a wonderful experience.

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  8. @Su,
    memang murah. tapi yg jual x berjaga tu, buah dia x cantik sangat.

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  9. @zezebel,
    bukan hanya sakit zezebel, dpt dosa mencuri kan? :D

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  10. @Luke,
    Yeah, it's way more expensive at the supermarkets. :(

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  11. @ECL,
    It was.... and eating it right after it was picked tastes so much sweeter and juicier. :)

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  12. @Mei Teng,
    I agree with you abt you can't do this in Malaysia - which is kinda sad, isn't it? Are we Malaysians so untrustworthy? :(

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  13. @LV,
    It was nice. Eh... can pick fruits in Malaysia oso wat. Go Cameron and pick strawberries. XD

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  14. @AVCr8teur,
    It was a great experience. I loved the sweet smell of the grapes too.

    All those grapes in the basket cost us a mere 250yen. Imagine that!

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  15. There is nothing more fun than spending a day on a fruit farm and picking your own fruit.

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  16. @LR,
    I totally agree. :)
    Though I've come to realize fruit picking and ffarm visit may not be everyone's cup of tea. :(

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  17. Oh my! This is why I love Japan so much! They are so civilized that they can just leave their stuff like that without worry people will run away with their goods.

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  18. @VanillaSeven,
    And one of the reason we love this country too. :)
    No kiasuness here too! XD

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  19. What? Unmanned fruit stall? Can meh? I can't imagine this happening in Malaysia!

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  20. Wow! I want those grapes!!! Yum!

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  21. @foong,
    Take what you want and need, and no more. I see this even at the buffett line herein Japan. No piling up food that's gonna be wasted later!

    The grapes were divine.

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  22. Hahahaha.., that totally true lina. Eager to wait your next picture in Japan.

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  23. Hmmm, nothing beats freshly picked fruits!

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  24. Ahhh... the grapes look pretty! How I wish I can hv some, lol!

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  25. @Ayie,
    Yup, nothing beats it!

    @sofj,
    Thanks. ^^

    @Alice,
    Can... come, we go to Japan. ;)

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