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Colourful Cherry Tomato Tasting and a Secret Photogenic Hill!

Mid August~End of September

Who knew there were this many types of tomato!
Let's compare the taste of lots of varieties!

Did you know that tomatoes are not just red and yellow? There are actually many different varieties!
There's ones with trendy names, like "Carol" or "Sun Garnet", and there's the "Tomato Berry Opera" which is exactly the same shape as a strawberry... and so on and so forth!

The farmer cooperating with us to bring you this special plan is this year growing an astonishing 16 different species of tomato!
As you taste your way through the various tomatoes, find your favorite and take it home as a souvenir!

The Bloody Tiger, with its stripy pattern!
Tomato Berry Opera, exactly the same shape as a strawberry!
Find your favourite tomato and take it home as a souvenir!

After the experience, take a commemorative photo at a secret hill...

Accepting Status
Closed
Fee
(2 people or more) Adults & Children: 3,500yen per person
※For solo participants, the price is 5,000yen
Date
Mid August~End of September
Duration
Approx. 2 hours
Language
Japanese , English
Schedule
<Included in the Program>
13:30 Meet at Shiki-no-Jouhoukan Tourism Information Centre. Tour departs.
13:45~14:30 Tasting cherry tomatoes in the greenhouse & harvesting experience
14:30~15:00 Photograph Biei's scenery from a secret hill
15:00~15:15 Stop by Shin'ei-no-Oka View Park for views and photographs
15:30 Arrive at Biei Station. Tour Disbands.

 ※Please come to Shiki-no-Jouhoukan by car. The guide will lead you to the starting point.
 If you do not have a driver's license or if you don't plan on using a rental car, please let us know at the time of booking.
 ※The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather (e.g. typhoon).
 ※Depending on the condition and cultivation of the crops, the season and duration of this experience may be subject to change.
Conditions to participate
Minimum number of participants: From 1 person (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
 ※For insurance purposes, we require the names as per passport and ages of all participants.
 ※Upon applying, please inform us of a contact phone number we can use to reach you the day before and on the day of the experience.
 ※As we will loan you gum boots, please let us know the shoe sizes of everyone in your group.
Things to bring/prepare
・Clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty (we will provide long boots, straw hats and gloves)
・Plenty to drink
What's Included?
・Guide fee
・Agricultural experience on farmland
・Tomato tasting & souvenir cherry tomatoes (x1 200g pack per person)
・Consumption tax
Venue
Shiki-no-Jouhoukan Biei Tourism Information Centre (next to JR Biei Station) Google Maps
Transportation Service
None (For those who will not use a rental car due to lack of driver's license or other reason, please inform us in the notes section when submitting your application form)
Payment
Please pay on the day (cash or card)
Terms and Conditions
・Depending on the condition and cultivation of the crops, the season and duration of this experience may be subject to change.
・Depending on the condition and cultivation of the crops, the species of tomato you can harvest will differ from day to day. There may be cases where all 16 species are not available for harvest, in which case we deeply appreciate your understanding.
・The tour may be cancelled in the event of rain. In addition, the tour may be cancelled if heavy rainfall the day before the tour causes the earth to become waterlogged, or if, due to the conditions of the field the tour needs to be cancelled even in good weather etc. We ask for your understanding in advance.
・In the event that the tour is cancelled, we will contact you the day before or on the morning of the tour so we request that you inform us of a telephone number or address that it is possible for us to reach you at.
・We regret that we cannot allow participants to just observe. Please inform us of the exact number of participants who will enter the farmland.
・Upon entering the farmland, we will ask you to change into the boots we have provided and they will be disinfected in order to prevent disease-spreading microbes on your shoe soles getting into the soil. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
・When cutting the asparagus, you will be using a bladed sickle so please handle with great care. In particular, to avoid injury to children, we ask that parents or guardians confirm safety points with their children during participation.
・There are no shaded areas in the field or the greenhouse so we ask that you bring sunhats, a towel to wipe away sweat and plenty of fluids to protect yourself against heatstroke.
・Smoking is forbidden in the fields.
・There are no convenience stores, vending machines or toilets around the fields. Please use the facilities at the Tourism Information Centre before departure.
・[For Residents of Japan] It is possible to order additional farm produce for home delivery (additional costs apply). Due to international customs restrictions, we regret that this service is not available to clients residing outside of Japan.
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Covid-19 Infection Control Measures

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we politely ask visitors coming to Biei from an area where a State of Emergency has been declared to refrain from making a reservation.

In addition, should a State of Emergency be declared in Hokkaido, we will suspend the operation of all of our tours. We deeply appreciate your understanding in this regard.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation.


・Please take care to confirm that you have not come down with a cold or a fever in the 2 weeks prior to the day of your tour.

・On the day of the tour, if your temperature measures above 37C, we will ask you to refrain from participating (if we have to cancel your tour due to a temperature or ill health, a cancellation fee will not apply). We will run each and every tour with a small number of participants in small groups, but we ask you to be mindful of the distance between yourself and other participants.

・In solidarity with customers, we are asking our guides to stay 2 metres (or, 3 large strides) apart from participants and other guides.

・Our guides will be equipped with hands-free microphones or similar, so that their voices will carry without being raised when offering guiding explanations. When offering explanations, the guides will do so without facing clients. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.

・We will do everything we can to implement Covid-19 infection control measures while on tour, but infection control measures are not infallible. We ask that you participate with this in mind.
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Cancellation / Changes:
We operate a cancellation fee for cancellations at the request of the client.
Please be aware of the below cancellation fees upon applying to join the program.
Day before: 50%
On the Day: 100%
After tour start time / no show: 100%
Reservation