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Things to Do in Yokohama, Japan- Tour Japanese Farm Food in Totsuka Ward

Updated on November 20, 2016

Yokohama bay bridge

There are several interesting things to do in Yokohama, Japan. Visiting a farm in this region of the Asian country gives you an opportunity to experience more of the culture of this nation.

Farms in Yokohmaa produce more than 50,000 tons of vegetables each year.

Yokohama farms possess characteristics which are unique to the ward in which they are located. However, they will give you an idea of what it is like to be involved in the agricultural sector in Japan. Yokohama is a city which is known for the usual attractions that can be found in any Japanese metropolis but several thriving, large farm are also located within its boundaries.

20 ESS having fun at Bark farm, Yokohama

Why Visit a Japanese Farm?

A visit to a Japanese farm will give active children and fit adults alike the opportunity to enjoy picking many of the crops which are grown on the farm. Crops which are reaped on these farms include:

  • Satsuma oranges
  • Peanuts
  • Blueberries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Figs
  • Persimmons

Delicious Nippon #5 (Japanese Fruit)

Learn More About Japan's Agricultural Sector and the Tsuzuki Harvest

People who live in Yokohama have a fresh supply of fruits and vegetables. This gives them an advantage over residents of other area where there is not so much of a focus on agriculture. Quite a few Japanese dishes depend on the freshest fruits and vegetables and you will be able to sample some of these while you are in the city. Whether you are visiting from overseas or another Japanese province, you will find that there are several regional Japanese dishes that are unique to Yokohama.

Farmers play an important part in the economy of Yokohama. Most of them practise organic farming to some extent. However, they do not all rely solely on these methods, although they try to implement those sustainable practices as far as possible in order to have less of a negative impact on the environment. They produce many different types of crop and there is no single emphasis on one type of fruit or vegetable across all the farms in the area.

Farmers in Yokohama sell a fair amount of the crops that they produce at their local farmer's markets. This is a steady source of income in addition to what is sent to other parts of Japan. This means that if you do not have the time or inclination to walk around a farm, you can still get as much fresh food as you wish by visiting one of these markets.

The Tsuzuki Harvest at Minami Station is just one of the farmer's markets which are popular among residents of Yokohama and visitors to the area. You should also visit the Mercato Kita and the Fureai Asaichi to get good deals on fresh vegetables and fruits. The Mercato Kita is located next to the Japan Agricultural Cooperatives in Yokohama.

Ofudamaki Festival . Totsuka ward . Yokohama , Japan

Yokohama's Farmers Are Good Sources of Information on the Crops That They Grow

Residents of Yokohama enjoy chatting with local farmers while choosing their vegetables. If you are visiting from overseas and some of the fruit or vegetables look unfamiliar to you, feel free to ask about them. Residents and visitors can spend time at a farm in Yokohama in warmer seasons in order to experience farm life and many young Japanese children who are used to being in the city can learn more about how the food that they enjoy is produced.

Yours Garden is one of the farms in Yokohama, Japan that regularly allows visitors to tour their facilities. Pets are not always allowed. Yours Garden caters to individuals and families, so you can feel comfortable traveling to the farm, even if you have several kids in your group. The people who want to spend time on this farm will find that it is conveniently located in Totsuka Ward. Yours Garden has a website, YoursGarden.net, that you can visit for more information on scheduling tours and their opening hours.

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    • jtrader profile imageAUTHOR

      jtrader 

      3 years ago

      They really are vibrant and they have festivals so often.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love japan festivasls, they are full of colors and vibrant

    • jtrader profile imageAUTHOR

      jtrader 

      4 years ago

      It' a good educational activity.

      Thanks DDE.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome! Sounds like a wonderful experience with many interesting activities. A very different kind of life.

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