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IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide Hamamatsu

Japan Melon Picking

You can taste Shizuoka muskmelons, a brand famous in Japan, and feel rich!

You can enjoy melon picking from July to August at Kashima Harvest in Kurematsu-cho, Chūō-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is closely located to the Kanzanji area, which is a popular place around Lake Hamana.
The muskmelon, with its beautiful round shape and lovely mesh-patterned rind, is known as the king of fruits, and its cultivation requires a high level of skill and know-how. Visitors will experience melon picking while hearing directly from farmers about their carefully cultivated melons. You will pick one of the melons, which are raised in greenhouses and have a strong sweet taste, as a souvenir. After that, you can eat a cold, half-cut melon under the grapevine trellis.

This plan is available to foreign residents and tourists.
For all others, please make a reservation directly on the facility's official website.
The 2023 season is fully booked.
Availability From July to August
Please contact us to confirm as it is subject to melon growth conditions.
Deadline Up to 7 days in advance
Duration Within an hour
Language Japanese
Interpreter available (English/Chinese)
Capacity 2〜20 people

Melon Picking ¥4,400/ person
Included in Cost/ Melon picking (one melon to take home), half a melon for tasting, booking fee
※Harvested melons will be ready to eat after 7 to 10 days of ripening.
Tasting only (Half-cut) ¥1,320/ person
※Available only if someone in the group is picking melons.
Interpreter available (English/Chinese)
2〜10 people ¥12,000/ group
11〜20 people ¥20,000/ group

Method of Payment
Advance payment/ paypal
Cancellation Charges
7 Day to 3 Day Notice:¥3,000
2 Day to 1 Day Notice:50%
Cancel on the day of the tour or fail to show:100%

How to Reserve
Please send the following information to at least 7 days in before to make a reservation.
  • Desired Date (up to three requested dates)
  • Desired Start Time
  • Requested Number of People
  • Main Guest's Name
  • How you can be reached on the day of reservation (cell phone, email, hotel, etc)
  • What transportation you will use to get to the site on the day of the tour?
  • Nationality (for purpose of our tourism survey)
  • It is quite hot in the melon greenhouse. (Depending on the weather, the temperature can reach as high as 40°C (104°F).
  • The ground in the greenhouse is somewhat difficult to walk on. Please avoid wearing high-heeled shoes.
Kashima Harvest
ADDRESS 3624 Kurematsu-cho, Chūō-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka
PHONE 053-487-0875 (Japanese only)
OPEN From July to August
※ You can enjoy strawberry picking from the beginning of January to the beginning of May.
CLOSED No fixed holiday (need to confirm)
TRANSPORT [BUS] Take the "Kanzanji Onsen" line bus (40 minutes ride) at bus stop #1 of the bus terminal to "Toriisaki" then walk 5 minutes ※The bus leaves every 10 to 20 minutes
[CAR] Around 5 minutes from the Tomei Expressway Kanzanji S.I.C
Other Fruits Picking
mandarin picking
Strawberry picking
Persimmon picking
Blueberry picking
fig picking
Apple picking comming soon
Grape picking comming soon

2024.4.21 update
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