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Odoroki-no-Mori Blueberry Picking and Jam Making

Summer is the season for blueberries in Hokkaido! At Odoroki-no-Mori in Shiranuka Town, the owner Yoshinori Yokota grows around 50 different varieties of blueberries. In this tour, you can experience blueberry picking while comparing the tastes of the different varieties. You can also try making your own blueberry jam and enjoy it as is or as a topping for soft serve ice cream.

Yokota-san spent many years learning about blueberries, and he grows them without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Many visitors come to learn about his techniques for growing organic blueberries.

Yokota-san will tell you about the different blueberry varieties, and you can pick and taste them on the spot!

After picking the blueberries, you’ll get to try making them into a jam. You’ll place the blueberries in a pot together with cane sugar and lemon slices, then heat the pot up slowly to make the jam.

The freshly made jam has a vibrant purple color and an exquisite balance of sweetness and tartness. You can enjoy it as a topping for soft serve ice cream at the Odoroki-no-Mori Labo cafe.

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.

Schedule

13:00 Meetup at Odoroki-no-Mori Labo
13:05 Tasting of different blueberry varieties
13:30 Blueberry picking
14:00 Blueberry jam making
14:45 Blueberry jam and soft serve ice cream tasting
15:30 Tour finish
Tour name Odoroki-no-Mori Blueberry Picking and Jam Making
Area KUSHIRO / AKAN
Category NATURE FARM/INDUSTRY FOOD
Season SUMMER
Available period 3 August 2019 to 7 September 2019 (Saturdays only)
Time 13:00-15:30 (2 hours 30 minutes)
Participants Minimum 4 persons, maximum 20 persons
Fee Adult (age 13 and up): ¥5,500 per person
Child (age 3 to 12): ¥3,500 per person
Infant (age 2 and below): Free
Optional
Services
Included
Services
Guide fee, activity fee, snack, blueberry jam souvenir, tour insurance
Not included ・Transportation to and from the venue
・Souvenir purchases
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, hat
Meetup Location

Odoroki-no-Mori Labo
Address: Kamicharo Nishi 1-sen 67-1, Shiranuka-cho, Shiranuka-gun, Hokkaido
Access: From the Doto Expressway, exit at Shiranuka IC then drive northward along National Route 392 for around 7 km.
Mapcode: 942 033 802*57
Notes ・Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.
・Tours may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare