You can sightsee, stay at a luxurious hotel, and enjoy strawberry picking all at the same place!
Six greenhouses used for strawberry cultivation lie on the hotel grounds from which Amanohashidate, one of the three scenic spots of Japan, can also be seen stretching majestically across Miyazu Bay. It is definitely a sight worth seeing!
The strawberries are grown at a height of a few dozen centimeters above the ground making it easy for both adults and children to pick. There are 8,000 strawberry bushes. They are all “Akihime” strawberries, a juicy sweet type of strawberry with low acidity. Both the soil the strawberries are grown in and the bees used to pollinate the strawberries are handpicked by the hotel making the strawberries 100% hotel made.
The restaurant located within the hotel uses the strawberries grown at the greenhouse in combination with local food products to make a special gourmet dessert menu. There is also a strawberry buffet popular among men as well as women.
At the hotel lounge located on the first floor you can eat strawberry desserts, strawberry cocktails, and strawberry smoothies while enjoying a gorgeous view of Amanohashidate.
For those of you who like to take pictures of your food, strawberry desserts with Amanohashidate in the background make for great photos!
“It`s one more reason for people to come to Miyazu” ~says a local resident.
But the point is not just for people to come and stay in Miyazu. The idea behind the strawberry greenhouse was to create “a hotel that people want to stay at for a reason”. This goal was realized with the creation of “Royal Strawberry Park”, the only hotel in an affiliated group of 28 large hotels operated across the nation to open a strawberry picking facility. The opening of the strawberry greenhouse marks the discovery of yet another way to sightsee in northern Kyoto Prefecture.
◎Royal Strawberry Farm
Strawberry Picking ≪Open Season≫ Mid December～Early June
≪Price of a one-night stay at Royal Hotel+ Strawberry Picking≫ 10,500 Yen～（Includes service fees, sales tax, and a one-night stay with breakfast included; bathing tax not included）
◎Royal Strawberry Buffet（Reservations Required）
≪Open Days≫ Saturday January 20th, 2018～Sunday March 11th, 2018: Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays only
Saturday March 17th, 2018～Sunday April 1st, 2018: Everyday
≪Open Hours≫ （First Session）11：30 am～1：30 pm （Second Session）1：30 pm～3：00 pm
Inquiries: Miyazu Amanohashidate Royal Hotel（TEL）0772-25-1800 (Representatives: Kumagai and Koike)