There are a lot of beautiful plants and delicious foods at the Salad Farm.
The Salad Farm is a soothing theme park where visitors can enjoy various activities throughout the year.
Enjoy the foliage at Hachimantai Flowerland
During the summer, many flowers bloom over the spacious grounds of Flowerland. This theme park is the largest of its kind in Iwate, and mainly features flowers unique to Japan, blooming in diverse colors.
Try picking strawberries in the strawberry forest.
The “strawberry forest” at the Salad Farm offers two enjoyable options for visitors, a strawberry picking plan and an all-you-can-eat strawberry plan. This white building is warm during the winter in Hachimantai, and you can leisurely enjoy your time with the delicious strawberries.
There are animals here that visitors can pet including alpacas, rabbits, and ponies. Visitors can also take pictures with the animals and feed them.
Hananomori Restaurant (Italian)
Enjoy dishes made utilizing the flavors of local vegetables and seafood. We also do our best to serve those with special dietary needs including vegetarians and people with food allergies.
Salad House Shop
We have a full line of sweets including our original product made by flavoring boiled eggs. They’re ideal as souvenirs.
Gardening goods specialty shop Garden Marche
We have many flowers grown in Hachimantai as well as a full line of garden equipment. You can also find the widest array of succulents in all of Tohoku here.
Our resident green advisor will answer all of your questions and requests allowing you to enjoy shopping to the fullest.
The Salad Farm is in the central area of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park.
From the spring to the summer, you can experience the fresh green of the virgin beech forests and other natural areas as well as the animals that inhabit them. While temperate, there is relatively low humidity. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful fall colors, and during the warm months this location is a very appealing place to escape from the summer heat.
There is a lot of snow during the winter. Visitors can enjoy the excellent powder snow while doing winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, and this is also one of the leading areas in Japan for experiencing various activities throughout the year.
The Salad Farm operates mainly during the warm months, and serves as a stopover in the Towada-Hachimantai area, and is also a center for food and culture of the Hachimantai area that is very accessible to visitors.
Hachimantai National Park
The Towada-Hachimantai National Park is a national park located in northern Tohoku.It spreads over Aomori, Iwate, and Akita prefectures, and includes the Towada Lake and the volcanic area of Hachimantai.
It started on February 1, 1936, when the Towada area was designated as the Towada National Park, and the Yoshino Kumano National Park, Fuji-Hakone National Park (present-day Fuji-Hakone Izu National Park), and the Oyama National park (present-day Oyama Oki National Park) were established. On July 19th in 1956, the Hachimantai area was added and the current Towada-Hachimantai National park was formed.
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Located in the rich natural area at the foot of Mt. Iwate in the cool climate of Tohoku, visitors can enjoy relaxing amongst the plants and animals here. There are various services including meals at the restaurant, walks through the garden, and shopping. Many groups also visit from overseas.
How to enjoy the area
Visitors can enjoy various activities including walks through Flowerland, meals at the Hananomori Restaurant, petting animals, picking strawberries, and shopping.
It’s a subarctic humid climate with four seasons, where the temperature reaches 35 degrees during the summer. In the winter there is snow, and the temperature dips to as low as minus 20 degrees. The weather is basically calm throughout the year, and many people from the big cities move here to escape the hot summer and enjoy nature.
Hachimantai is located around the foot of Mt. Iwate. It is at an elevation of 300 meters. Located on the east side of the Ou Mountains, it is relatively close to Morioka, the capital of the prefecture. There are many farming communities in the mountainous region, and many wild animals can be seen.
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Distinctive climate with four seasons and Japanese culture
This region is surrounded by the ocean, and perfect for fisheries. Two thirds of the land is mountainous, and there are few plains.
The northern climate is a subarctic zone (cold zone) with very cold winters. On the other hand, Okinawa is a subtropical zone that is warm throughout the year. The central highlands (Nagano, etc.) and Setouchi (Hiroshima, Ehime, etc.) do not have much rainfall throughout the year.There are four seasons, and you can feel various changes in the weather throughout the year. Many aspects of Japanese culture originate from customs and terms that were born from the activities of people throughout these four seasons.
Safe and clean climate
This is a very hygienic environment with a high level of safety and security, and a very low instance of harmful infectious diseases. The rate of serious crimes, terrorism, and the like is low. It is also relatively safe to go out at night. Public facilities are clean and rather well managed.
Japanese temperament is brimming with warmth and kindness
Japanese people are also kind to foreigners, and polite. They put great importance on communality over personal interest.They can be introverted and poorly socialized, but many people are very gentle.
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