“Kobe” always calls to mind images of juicy beef, but did you know that you can also go fruit picking in Kobe? On Sunday 11th February, the PR Ambassadors took a trip to Kita Ward’s Ozo-cho, around 30 minutes’ drive north of Sannomiya, to try their hand at picking strawberries on the final tour of 2017-2018.
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!
Enjoying nature and learning about Kobe, Japan history in the first 2017-2018 PRA tour