Karuizawa Garden Farm
The Hochi area, a 15-minute drive from Karuizawa Station, is a rich natural environment blessed with clean water and air, where fireflies fly around in summer. The clean air and water of Karuizawa ripen the strawberries to a deep red, and the difference in temperature between day and night produces a mild sweetness and a beautiful acidity. Manual bud picking (thinning) reduces the yield, but it is the only way to produce strawberries with a rich flavor.
Rare white and black strawberries are grown in winter and spring, and from July onward, richly fragrant summer and autumn (Kashu) strawberries are grown.