Ogasawara Farm Agricultural Experience and Organic Lunch

Ogasawara Farm is an organic farm in Makubetsu Town that produces over 30 different kinds of vegetables. In this tour, you will visit the farm and experience real farm work while learning about their farming methods. Afterwards, you will enjoy a lunch made with organic vegetables in the farm’s cafe. It’s a tour that tells a unique story from farm field to table.

Ogasawara Farm is managed by Tamotsu Ogasawara, the farm’s 3rd-generation owner. He will explain all about his farm and the farm work you will try out.

After changing into work clothes, you will enter a farm field to experience farm work. The actual work you will do depends on the season and the day’s weather (photo above shows leek harvesting).

Another task you may experience is onion trimming and sorting.

After the farm work experience, you will proceed to the farm’s cafe situated beside the farm fields. The stylish cafe is managed by Ogasawara-san’s wife and daughter. Here you will enjoy a delicious and healthy meal made with the farm’s fresh vegetables.

Before the tour ends, you can get some fresh vegetables grown by the farm. The specific vegetables depends on the season and availability. You can also have the vegetables shipped to a domestic address in Japan (shipping costs charged separately).

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


9:20 Meetup at Ogasawara Farm

Farm introduction


Farm work experience


Change of clothes

12:00 Lunch at cafe
13:00 Tour finish
Tour name Ogasawara Farm Agricultural Experience and Organic Lunch
Available period August to mid-October 2024
Time 9:30-13:00 (3 hours 30 minutes)
Participants Minimum 2, maximum 10 persons
Fee Age 13 and up: ¥7,000 per person
Age 6-12: ¥3,000 per person
Free for children under 6 years
Activity fee, lunch, vegetables, tour insurance
Not included Transportation to and from the venue, personal expenses, shipping costs for vegetables
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, towel, drink
Meetup Location

Ogasawara Farm
Address: Nansei 181, Makubetsu-cho, Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido
Access: From National Route 38, turn southwards in central Makubetsu, then follow Hokkaido Route 15 for around 9 kilometers.
Mapcode: 369 313 036*41
Notes ・Please reserve at least 7 days in advance.
・Rental of rubber boots available (please indicate your foot size in the reservation form).
・Depending on the availability of the guide, we may not be able to accommodate your preferred tour date.
・The tour may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellation fees:
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to start: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare

Reviews of the Tour

The overall experience was excellent and very smooth
The overall experience was excellent and very smooth. Mr. Ogasawara showed his enthusiasm in farming and shared his knowledge and experience in organic farming. We are very limited in Japanese speaking but the translation was superb and we had no difficulty in understanding the tour explanation and everything. The photos taken for us were also very impressive.
Aug 2023 by C (Hong Kong)