VIDEO: Exploring Okinawa: Picking strawberries at Chura Strawberry

VIDEO: Exploring Okinawa: Picking strawberries at Chura Strawberry

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Chura Ichigo Farm, or Chura Strawberry Farm, is brimming with strawberries out of its three greenhouses on site.

The farm is in Nanjo City close to many tourist attractions, so it is a good addition to a fun day trip.

Chura Strawberry farm is in Kakinohana District and is one of the biggest farms on the island.

At the entrance, I was handed a plastic plate to hold picked strawberries and shown how to properly pick the berries without damaging the stem.

Inside the greenhouse, many folks were busy finding ripened ones and picking them. While some were focused on harvesting by quietly picking one after another, others were cheering with joy and eating them as soon as they picked them.

If you still haven’t tried strawberry picking, you’re definitely missing out!

Also, MCCS Tours+ and Kadena ITT are offering tours to Ginoza Village in the north for strawberry picking.

Strawberry picking at Chura Ichigo Nanjo Farm

*Reservation through the website required.

*Please put on a mask except when you eat the strawberries. Stay hydrated because the greenhouses get warm. Use sanitizer, and measure body temperature at the entrance. Refrain from visiting the farm if you don’t feel well. Maintain proper social distance. 

*On that day, the admission cost me a little less than $20 for 40 minute-all-you-can-eat. For detailed info on the fees, hours, and reservations, please check out the link below. 


GPS Coordinates: N 26.157737, E 127.789188

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