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Stay at a Farmhouse and Enjoy Many Different Fruits Available 365 days a year in Kinokawa

Regional: Kinokawa

Kinokawa developed as a fruit production area from long ago owing to its mild climate and the fertile soil brought down by the clear waters of the Kinokawa River. As a “city capable of offering fruit throughout the year,” the charm of fruit farming, the passion of the farmers engaged in growing fruit, and the value of the fruit the city boasts to the world have been widely promoted.

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Local food: Tea Rice Porridge

Together with the clear waters of the Kinokawa, tea rice porridge which is a big part of the farmers’ daily diet, has contributed to the development of local agriculture. The pleasant bitterness of the tea and the taste of rice together make this dish very flavorful. Also known as okaisan, tea rice porridge has been handed down and can be found as an essential dish on the dining tables of the Kishu people.

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Local food: Fruit Pasta

At farm shops and U-pick farms visitors can enjoy fresh and flavorful produce. Processed products such as jam, and original sushi, pasta and sweets using fruit are also available. Kinokawa City enhances nutritional education using its many different fruits, and organizes various events to promote the benefits of fruit.

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Scenery: Blooming Peach Trees

The view of blooming peach trees along the Kinokawa River has been selected as one of the 100 best aromatic landscapes by the Ministry of the Environment. The hazy pink color of the peach blossoms and the slightly sweet scent that fills the air enthralls visitors. The Kokawadera Temple garden features a variety of carefully arranged stones. This unprecedented design of the Japanese garden is eye-catching.

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Experience: Peach Jam Making

Year-round U-pick fruits and vegetables, paragliding in the largest flight area in western Japan, canoeing in the Kinokawa River, and fresh fruit jam making; a lot of different types of hands-on attractions are on offer in Kinokawa.

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Sightseeing route: Peach Picking

If you are planning a visit to famous sightseeing areas like Osaka, Wakayama Castle, Koyasan or Nanki Shirahama, or if you use Kansai International Airport for travel, why not take a little side trip to Kinokawa City? You can enjoy fruit picking and local dishes here in Kinokawa, and experience the charm of Japanese agriculture firsthand!

Inquiries

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Name KINOKAWA Green Tourism Promotion Council
URL http://www.ja-kinosato.or.jp

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