Naturally Cultivated Shiitake Mushroom Picking
Hosted by Nagashima Nouen
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Number of Guests
2 - 20 guests
Pick your own shiitake mushrooms under the guidance of expert cultivators at a mushroom farm. Then, enjoy your harvest at a farm-style barbeque with Japan’s famous green tea.
Enjoy mushroom “hunting” rain or shine in the thoroughly developed greenhouse space.
Taste your harvest in an outdoor barbeque experience. The hands-on fun doesn’t end with picking your shiitake; you’ll get to cook them too!
Pair your grilled mushrooms with a sample of delicious Japanese tea.
For 500 years, this mushroom farm has been adapting its business to suit the times. As needs change, the farm experiments with new ways to bring life to the farming industry. The farmers form close bonds across the country, spreading their techniques and experience. Now, they are redefining agro-tourism by inviting you, too! Lively barbeques, a natural-cave, and gardens of rare plants where you can pick your own produce are just a few of the specialties at this farm. Enjoy hand-choosing and harvesting shiitake mushrooms in a carefully planned greenhouse while farmers explain the tricks of their trade. These shiitake are the pride of the farm: deeply savory mushrooms with a scent so delicious it’s even been known to convert mushroom haters. The greenhouse is solar-powered, and mushrooms are raised without any pesticides or fertilizers, mimicking the ideal natural environment for shiitake. Roast your shiitake and pair it with a few sips of Japan’s famous green tea, courtesy of the farm’s close regional ties. An eco-paradise, the mushroom-picking experience shows off the future of agriculture through unique, hands-on experiences and delicious food.
Mushroom picking experience at the farm
Barbequed mushroom-tasting experience
Japanese green tea
Additional purchases or add-ons at the farm
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for working in the greenhouse, and please be aware that this is mostly an outdoor experience (you may get dirty)
Harvesting vegetables is a seasonal event; the experience may change based on growing conditions throughout the year e.g. from May to the end of October, we'll harvest kikurage (wood ear mushrooms)
Nestled below the bustling city of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is as diverse in its environment as its food is delicious; Kanagawa offers Chinese street food and craft beer in Yokohama and fresh seafood from Kamakura and Enoshima, as well as natural beauty and mountainous produce in the hot spring town of Hakone near the base of Mount Fuji.
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Select at least 2 guests
Select at least 2 guests
(18 - 120)
(1 - 17)
Earliest available date: September 25, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.