Half way along our trip riding the Tenhama private Railway Line the other day we decided to pay a visit to the Fruits Park of Hamamatsu City.
We had only one hour until the next train and the walk to the Fruits Park takes 10 minutes.
We knew we would be limited in time and the blistering heat didn’t help!
At least looking at the pavement we knew we couldn’t lose our way!
The main entrance
The park is truly enormous and the car park is even bigger.
We realised that we had to limit this visit to the main attraction, the Tropical Fruit Dome!
The hall leading to the dome was full of information but the air-conditioning did not prepare us to the heat inside the dome!
By the way if you can read japanese check their HOMEPAGE as it will help you recognize some very strange fruit!
What is this fruit?
The temperature inside must have been well above 30 degrees with an incredible humidity.
The sweat prevented me to jot down notes and I’m afraid I don’t remember the names of some fruits! Let’s see if you can help me!
Fortunately there was plenty of running water to help cool down the dome!
Not only tropical fruit, but also plenty of beautiful flowers!
All in all, 80 varieties for 300 trees and plants!
Start of the quizz!
What’s the name of those flowers?
What’s that fruit?
And what are these?
I’ve seen these flowers before…
It’s not a pineapple. What could it be?
Limes/ I doubt it…
Now, this a lime!
I’ve seen that one before, too!
Beautiful orchids there!
What are these fruit?
Insects and pests had better beware!
And another pineapple!
Outside the dome a cafe/restaurant will welcome you inside a beautiful park.
But actually the Tropical Fruit Park and the big park with ponds outside represent only one fourth of the whole complex!
You will have to plan half a day for a complete visit even with the help of a mini train!
Among others, you will discover fields of plum trees, orange trees, apple trees, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, kiwi fruit, almond trees, figs, peach trees, pomegranate trees, a field of nut trees including chestnuts and a lot more inside greenhouses and experiment fields!
This park will warrant a least a couple more visits to describe it all!
HAMAMATSU FRUITS PARK
431-2102 Hamamatsu City, Kita Ku, Miyakoda Cho, 4263-1 (get down at Fruits Park Station on the Tenhama private Railway line. 10 minute walk)
Business hours: 09:00~16:30 (October~April), 09:00~17:00 (May~September)
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10 thoughts on “Hamamatsu Fruit Park!!”
Looks pretty! But to be honest, I don’t recognize many of those fruits! We don’t have them at home. Just today I also saw a strange exotic fruit. It was yellow and made me think of clay with fingerprints on it.
LOL! That’s a great description!
Haha, yeah but it really does look that way!
And I just found out that none of the locals know what they are either. Apparently they only came into town this season and come from a nearby village. I didn’t buy one though because I’m travelling and don’t have any knives on me. The inside is supposed to be very hard.
Thanks for the pointers!
The fruits-park-5.jpg seems to be a Graviola, a very common fruit here in Brazil. The photo 20 seems to be some kind of Mango (the leaves are very similar to the mango tree my mom has in her back yard)
Cheers, dear Marcello!
Even the outdoor photos don’t look as if they have been taken in Japan! Very interesting post. I would love to taste the rad bananas and pineapple. I suppose they don’t serve what they grow…
My, I stoll have a lot to see!
Maybe another report…
What a fun place to explore. Thanks for sharing.
And to thinks I have seen only one quarter of it! LOL