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Sweetcorn picking in Kobe

The word “Kobe” might bring to mind images of beautiful waterfront scenery, lush green mountains, succulent beef or cosmopolitan cityscapes, but the city has another string to its bow- many delicious fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, grapes, persimmons and sweetcorn are grown here. After just a short drive away from the city centre you will find yourself in the rolling countryside, peppered with Japanese-style buildings and rice fields, reminding you that you are in fact still in Japan.


It is there that you can try your hand at picking your own fruits and vegetables, and mid-July to early-August is the time for you to pick sweetcorn so sweet that you can eat it raw, right there and then in the field. You don’t get much fresher than that!


On Sunday 9th July, the Kobe PR Ambassadors visited the “Smile Farm Fujimoto” in Ozo, Kita-ku to find out for themselves just how delicious the corn is.


Farmer Mr. Fujimoto explains how to pick sweetcorn

See below for more pictures and their accounts of the experience, and if you want to try it yourself, make a reservation!

Sweetcorn Picking at Mr. Fujimoto’s Farm
Open mid-July to early-August
1,000 yen for 5 sweetcorns
Take the Kobe City Subway to Tanigami, and change to the Kobe Dentetsu Line Arima/Sanda line bound for Sanda. Get off at Okaba station, and get a taxi to “Smile Farm Fujimoto” (roughly 30 mins train from Kobe Sannomiya, and 15-20 mins taxi ride)
Reservations- +81 (0)78 954 0087, lines open 1-3pm

Location Map:

A total of 9 farms offer sweetcorn picking in the area. For full details, see here and check availability here (websites in Japanese only, sorry).

You can also find out more about Kobe’s agricultural tourism and find out about picking strawberries, Japanese pears (nashi), grapes and persimmons at the Harvest Kobe website.

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Corny business!😜Oops I meant sweet corn picking😂at Smile Farm Fujimoto in Ozo, Kita-ku is satisfyingly swell specially when you could eat it raw or have it roasted and ready to eat right after! And to experience this,  no long tiring rides are necessary as it's within the parameters of our beloved Kobe! Check out their rates and times here: or ที่ Smile Farm Fujimoto "ใน Ozo, Kita-kuการเลือกข้าวโพดหวานเป็นที่พอใจโดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่งเมื่อคุณกินมันดิบหรือมีคนย่างข้าวโพดสำหรับคุณและพร้อมที่จะกินทันทีหลังจาก! และเพื่อประสบการณ์นี้คุณไม่จำเป็นต้องใช้เวลานานในการเข้าถึงเนื่องจากอยู่ภายในพื้นที่ของ Kobe ของเรา! ตรวจสอบราคาและเวลาของพวกเขาที่นี่่ หรือ ਔਜ਼ੋ, ਕਿਟਾ-ਕੁੂ ਵਿਚ ਸਮਾਈਲ ਫਾਰਮ ਫੁਜੀਮੋਟੋ ਵਿਖੇ "ਮਿੱਠੇ ਮੱਕੀ ਦੀ ਚੋਣ ਖਾਸ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਸੰਤੁਸ਼ਟੀਜਨਕ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਕੱਚਾ ਖਾਓ ਜਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਵਿਅਕਤੀ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਬਾਰਬਕਯੂ ਕਰੇ ਅਤੇ ਸਹੀ ਸਮੇਂ ਖਾਣ ਲਈ ਤਿਆਰ ਹੋਵੇ! ਅਤੇ ਇਸਦਾ ਅਨੁਭਵ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ, ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਲੰਬੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੱਕ ਪਹੁੰਚਣ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਇਹ ਸਾਡੇ ਕੋਬੇ ਦੇ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ! ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਸਮਾਂ ਇੱਥੇ ਵੇਖੋ ਜਾਂ Kobe PR Ambassadors KOBE Photo 365 #Kobe_PRA #Kobe #kobeprambassadors #kobe_pra #sweetcorn #corn #picking #nature #greenery #fields #fresh #raw #roast #KobePort150

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