【Hashimoto Farm】A French lunch with freshly-picked Azuma-Shizuku grapes and the story of the Asaka Canal

Date(s): August 17 (Sat.)

Hashimoto Farm in the Mihota-district of Koriyama City has an orchard for grapes, apples, and more. It is the only grape-farm that offers grape-picking experiences. During the time of this edition of FoodCamp, the Azuma-Shizuku (a species of grapes developed originally by Fukushima Prefecture) are in season, and ready to be freshly picked from the vines. The farm is located near the Oya Aquaduct of the Asaka Canal, a symbol of the development of Koriyama City. Learn more about this story, while also enjoying the tale of culinary storyteller Chef Matsuoka, through a maginificent French-style summer lunch.

Hashimoto Farm

Chef Matsuoka (L-Marl)




Owners - Hashimoto Farms Hashimoto Toshiharu & Hiromi
Besides Fukushima's original brand Azuma-Shizuku grapes, Hashimoto Farms also grows Shine Muscat grapes and apples, as well as rice. A very popular farm, it's the only orchard in Koriyama offering grape-picking. Learn more hear about the rice-district of Mihota and the story of the Asaka Canal.
写真:Hashimoto Toshiharu & Hiromi
Chef, Restaurant L-marl Tadashi MATSUOKA
Chef Matsuoka's dishes reflect his joy at seeing the guests smiles, as well as his deep understanding of the theme of every FoodCamp. A disciple of the Japan Escoffier Association, his skill is beyond doubt, to which he adds his style of telling a moving and humorous story through cuisine.
写真:Tadashi MATSUOKA

Tour details

August 17 (Sat.)
Per person ¥18,700
*same rate applies for children/participants travelling to the venue directly with their own vehicle.
What to wear/bring
・This tour takes place outdoors. In case of clear skies, please prepare a hat or cap to protect you from the sunlight.
・Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Conditions of Participation
Participation open to everyone over elementary school-age, and able to participate on their own (no need for accompaniment by a care helper, or with permission from a doctor). Same price for adults and children.
Operating Company
Koriyama Kanko Kotsu K.K.

Tour Operator
Magonote Travel's own staff will accompany the tour.
Payment Method
Please refer to "How To Apply" for more information.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required for all tours, in case of accidents and emergencies. The insurance fee is included in the price. For this reason, we need to ask for your date of birth.
Cancellation Fee
The following cancellation fees will be charged for tours with lodging and tickets: 20 to 8 days in advance: 20%, 7 to 2 days in advance: 30%, the day before the tour: 40%, on the scheduled date before the tour starts: 50%, no-show without notice: 100%.
For one-day tours, the following fees will be charged retroactively from the day before the start of the tour: 10 to 8 days in advance: 20%, 7 to 2 days in advance: 30%, 1 day in advance: 40%, on the scheduled date before the tour starts: 50%, no-show without notice: 100%.
In case of bad weather
The tour will not be cancelled in case of bad weather. However, in case the tour has to be cancelled due to a natural disaster, you will be informed one day before the tour. In this case, you will receive a full refund.
Minimum number of participants
If there are fewer than 15 participants the tour will be cancelled. In such case we will inform you at least 4 days in advance.
Terms and Conditions of Travel
Please visit the ‘Terms and Conditions of Travel'-page.


How to apply

  1. Applications for the tour

    Please submit information (including the tour you wish to join, tour date, your full name, address, date of birth, participant phone number), and apply via fax or online.Payment may be made by credit card from our website or by bank transfer.

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    Apply online

    Please click on the “Tour sign up” button at the bottom of the tour page.

  2. Delivery of guidebook

    A guidebook will be sent by email within few days.

  3. Payment confirmation

    Your booking will be confirmed when payment for the tour has been received. Please pay within 15 days of application.

  4. Final confirmation

    The tour conductor will email you on the day prior to the tour and provide information regarding taxi pick-up times.

  5. Tour day

    A taxi will go to your house or Koriyama Station. In addition, the conductor will provide you with a guidebook (guide leaflet for the day).

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