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I am willing to be your English speaking guide while you are staying here on Nakagomi Orchard.
Kazu
 
2281-1 Iinoh, Minami-Alps city, Yamanashi pref.
400-0222
山梨県南アルプス市飯野2281-1
(NEW ADDRESS)
 
TEL&FAX 055-283-0584
cellular phone 090-3520-2635
or
 
090-1664-2921
kazu(English available)
 
From April 10th to July 30th,Oct 1st to Dec 20th
Thursday--8:30am -5:40pm
Friday--2:30pm-6:00pm
 
I might NOT be able to catch my mobile phone during hours that I showed above.
Please give me your call during the other time.
 

 
 

Public transportations

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REACHABLE WITHIN 90 min. FROM TOKYO & YOKOHAMA AREAS
ALSO REACHABLE WITHIN 2.5 HOURS FROM NAGOYA AREA BY CARS
 
 
I see many tourists from overseas carrying lots of heavy suitcases all the way from Tokyo or somewhere else. Yet, you should know that there are usually lots of lockers called "Coin Locker" here in Japan at any major JR station. So, I suggest you to put your heavy suitcases into the lockers and come over to our farm for your fruit picking.

Kazu
Nakagomi Orchard
 

By Train + Local bus/Taxi

By Train + Local bus/Taxi
 
From Tokyo and Yokohama areas
   
If you are coming from Shinjuku or Yokohama area either by train or express bus, please transfer to Yamanashi Kotsu Bus (山梨交通バス) at KOFU Station.
 
Outside the south (main entrance) exit of JR KOFU Station, you will see the bus terminal of YAMANASHI KOTSU. At the bus terminal, please make sure that you are taking NISHINO-KEIYU BUS (which is the bus bringing you through NISHINO area in SHIRANE town to this direction). The NISHINO-KEIYU (西野経由),goes to various destinations but please don't worry.
 
Nishino-keiyu starts at the no. (1) lane of the terminal. As long as you take NISHINO-KEIYU, then, the bus will come this way. After about 30 minutes' ride, the bus will bring you to SANGAI (三階) stop where you must get off. You must press the button to inform a bus driver of your getting off next when you hear the announcement telling you “Next, Sangai.” Otherwise, I suggest you to talk to a bus driver about your getting off at Sangai bus stop in advance and sit near him on the bus.
 

After you get off the bus, you will see a traffic light in a westward direction. Please walk toward the light and cross the main street (R.52) and walk straight on for about another 400 meters and you will see our blue ractangular-shape sign [中込農園 (NAKAGOMI NOUEN)] on your left.
 
From Shinjuku to Kofu, it takes about 1.5 hours by express train and takes another 30 minutes from Kofu (甲府) to Sangai bus stop (三階).
 
If you want to call YAMANASHI-KOTSU BUS TERMINAL, here is their phone number: 055-223-0821.
As for Chuo Express Bus, you can call either 03-5376-2222 or 055-237-0135 to make your reservation. For both the Chuo Line express train & Chuo Express Bus, they have coupon tickets which give you a little more reasonable fares than regular ones in case you make round-trip or come with others.
 

Train fare

Train fare
 
Type of ticket Fare Zone Time required
Regular trains
one way
2,210 yen Between Shinjuku in Tokyo and Kofu, Yamanashi about 3 hours
Express trains
one way
3,510 yen about 1 hour and half
Azusa coupon 6 tickets for express trains
One ticket is valid for just one way & one time. (Valid for 3 months)
16,800 yen
For Express, there are 3 different types,
(1)Super Azusa (2)Azusa (3)Kaiji
You can take any of them.
In case you are coming with other people, this coupon will be very economical for you.
   
You can get any of these tickets at a JR station. (at Midori-no-Madoguchi office)
 

Time table for Express train from Shinjuku(新宿) for Kofu(甲府)

Time table for Express train from Shinjuku(新宿) for Kofu(甲府)
 
Shinjuku(新宿) Kofu(甲府)
Departure timeArrival time
7:00am8:27am
7:30am9:07am
8:00am9:29am
8:30am10:15am
9:00am10:38am
9:30am 11:13am
10:00am11:27am
10:30am12:06pm
11:00am12:29pm
11:30am1:08pm
12:00pm 1:32pm
12:30pm 2:08pm
1:00pm2:31pm
1:30pm3:10pm
2:00pm 3:23pm
2:30pm4:10pm
3:00pm4:26pm
3:30pm5:10pm
4:00pm 5:33pm
4:30pm6:09pm
5:00pm 6:27pm
5:30pm7:15pm
6:00pm7:38pm
6:30pm8:10pm*
7:00pm8:29pm
7:30pm9:13pm*
8:00pm9:30pm
9:00pm10:39pm
10:00pm11:41pm
11:00pm12:40am
*Terminal station is RYUO right next to KOFU.
 

Time table for Express train from Kofu(甲府) for Shinjuku(新宿)

Time table for Express train from Kofu(甲府) for Shinjuku(新宿)
 
Kofu(甲府) Shinjuku(新宿)
Departure timeArrival time
7:08am 9:07am
7:22am9:12am
7:56am9:26am
8:12am9:54am
9:09am10:37am
9:26am11:07am
10:04am11:36am
10:30am12:06pm
11:06am12:37pm
11:29am 1:08pm
12:11pm1:36pm
12:27pm2:06pm
1:14pm2:38pm
1:29pm3:08pm
2:09pm3:36pm
2:28pm4:07pm
3:04pm4:36pm
3:26pm 5:06pm
4:02pm5:36pm
4:10pm 5:56pm
4:33pm6:06pm
5:07pm6:36pm
5:27pm7:09pm
6:05pm7:35pm
6:33pm8:08pm*
6:55pm8:37pm
7:42pm9:05pm
8:02pm9:38pm
8:30pm10:07pm
9:08pm10:37pm
*Train goes on untill Chiba.
 

Fare

Fare
 
By From To Fare
Bus JR Kofu Station Sangai bus stop near Nakagomi Orchard about 600 yen
Taxi JR Kofu Station Nakagomi Orchard about 5,000 yen - 5,500 yen
Shiozaki Station about 2,500
JRKofu StationShiozaki Stationabout 200 yen
   
After you arrive at JR Kofu Station, you have two choices to get to our farm.
Either you take Yamanashi Kotsu local bus by way of Nishino Keiyu and come to Sangai Bus Stop. Or at JR Kofu Station, you take local train to JR Shiozaki station that locates two stops after Kofu. By that I mean Kofu-Ryuo-Shiozaki in order.
At JR Shiozaki Station, please take a taxi and come to Nakagomi Orchard in Minami Alps City. If you have trouble communicating with a taxi driver, then, you can let me talk to him on your mobile phone or public phone at the station. Then, I can talk to him for you and give him direction to get here.
Usually, it takes 15 to 20 min. from Shiozaki Station to get here and cost you around 2,500 yen one way.
If you take a taxi from JR Kofu, then, it will cost you around 5,000 yen - 5,500 yen for one way. That's why I suggest you to come to Shiozaki Station and take a taxi Station to come to our farm.
 
Yet, the best way would be that you rent a car and come to Nakagomi Orchard. Then, besides visiting our farm for your fruit picking, you can go to Mt. Fuji area in just one hour. Furthermore, if you want, you can also visit local onsen, a nice whiskey facory, a winery, or local nice restaurants and many other tourists' spots quite easily.
 

Yamanashi Kotsu bus (山梨交通バス)

Yamanashi Kotsu bus (山梨交通バス)
 
Between JR Kofu Station and Sangai bus stop near NakagomiOrchard
For JR Kofu Station from Sangai bus stop near Nakagomi Orchard
(三階発甲府駅行き)
For Sangai bus stop by way of Nishino from the bus terminal of JR Kofu Station (甲府駅発西野経由白根町三階行き)
7:13am
7:09am*8:25am*
7:28am8:50am
7:46am9:10am*
10:00am
9:18am*
11:45am
10:38am
No local bus available during these three hours.
1:38pm2:45pm
2:48pm*
4:08pm5:15pm
6:33pm*6:05pm*
7:10pm*
18:337:45pm
*the ones with asterisk mark,
there is no bus on Saturdays,
Sundays, national holidays and
between Dec.29-Jan.3.
*the ones with asterisk mark,
there is no bus
on Saturdays,
Sundays and
national holidays.
   
TEL 055-223-0821
Yamanashi Kotsu Bus Terminal office
9:00am - 5:30pm open
 
Between JR Kofu station and Sangai bus stop, the fare for Yamanashi Kotsu bus is around 600 yen for one way.
 

From Nagoya area

From Nagoya area
 
If you want to come over to our farm by train from Nagoya in Aich prefecture, the best way would be taking JR express at Nagoya and head for Shiojiri in Nagano pref. and at Shiojiri first. At JR Shiojiri Station, you can transfer to either another express or local train and come all the way to Shiozaki Station.

Yet, please remember an express does not stop at Shiozaki Station. So, you will have to get off at Nirasaki Station (the one before Shiozaki) or please come to Kofu Station first as long as you take an express at Shiojiri Station.

In case you come to Kofu Station, you'll have to take another local train and go back to Shiozaki Station that locates in two stops from Kofu Station. At Shiozaki Station, you can take a taxi and come to our farm. It takes only 20 min.
 

By Express bus

By Express bus
 
From Shinjuku
 
To get here, one of the easiest ways is to take a Chuo highway bus from JR Shinjuku Station. The bus departs at 7:40 a.m. from Chuo highway bus terminal office that locates right next to the south exit of JR Shinjuku Station. You have to take the bus for Mt. Minobu(身延). The bus arrives at Shirane Michino Eki bus stop (Shirane IC West) at 9:58 a.m. and we might be able to come to pick you up if you want.
 
To go back to Tokyo, we will give you a ride to Sangai bus stop where you can catch a local bus for JR Kofu Station.
 

Highway bus fare

Highway bus fare
 
Type of ticket Fare Zone Time required
One way ticket About 2,200 yen Between Shinjuku and Kofu about 2 hours and half
Round trip ticket during week days 4,000 yen
Coupon (4) tickets About 7,600 yen
   
Furthermore, you can take JR trains and switch to Yamanashi Kotsu Bus at JR Kofu Station. between Kofu Bus Terminal & Sangaiya Bus Stop in Shirane town. That will cost you \580 one way.
 
In case you don't want to wait for the next bus at Kofu Bus Terminal,then, I can suggest you to take JR local train and go to Shiozaki Station that is located in two more stops after Kofu by local train and take a taxi to Nakagomi Orchard in Minami Alps City. That will be a lot easier if you don't want to spend too much time for waiting for the next bus. Also, that way will be a lot less expensive than coming directly from Kofu by taxi. Yet, if you don’t mind for the cost and still prefer coming here faster and in easier way, you can take a taxi at JR Kofu Station and directly come to our farm. The fare will be around 5,000 yen for one way in that case.
 

Shirane Michino Eki or ShiraneIC west and the South Exit of JR Shinjuku sta.

Shirane Michino Eki or ShiraneIC west and the South Exit of JR Shinjuku sta.
 
the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station in Tokyo Shirane IC West bus stop
Departure Time Arrival Time
7:45am 10:03am
9:45am 12:03pm
4:25pm 6:43pm
5:45pm 8:03pm
7:15pm 9:33pm
8:55pm 11:13pm
   
At JR Shinjuku Station, find the South EXIT, please. Across the street, after you get out of the ticket barrier of the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station, you will see a very new building. That is a Chuo Highway Bus terminal office where you can buy tickets and ride the bus for Mt. Minobusan. The bus goes all the way to Mt. Minobusan but you have to get off at the bus stop called "Shirane IC West".
It usually takes 2 hours and twenty min. to get to Shirane IC West. Before the bus arrives at Shirane IC West, there is an announcement telling you,"Next, Shirane IC" as well as showing you on TV screen, then, you are supposed to press the button above you to inform a bus driver of your getting off next in advance.

After you get off the bus, you will see "VERY MODERN BUILDING WITH BLUE COLOR ROOF"right next to you within 5 meters distance. That is our information center for the tourists of this city. In case you don't have a mobile phone with you, you can go into the building and ask a lady to make a call for you to me. Then, she will help you to call me for free. There is a toilet that anyone can use and also PCs to use inside the building.

As long as I am available, I try to come to pick you up and bring you to our orchard as free service. In case you decide to walk, it takes about 10-20 min. Possibly, it takes about 15 min. to get to our farm No.2 on foot and about 30 min. to get to our farm NO. 1, I suppose.
 
*VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE*
CHUO HIGHWAY BUS TERMINAL OFFICE will be moved to the new building called “Buster” that is right outside the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station.  On April 4, 2016, Chuo Highway Bus terminal office will be moved to right outside the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station. After you go out through the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station, you will see the new building called "Buster Shinjuku" right in front across the street. Please cross the street and go inside the building and go to the fourth floor where you can buy tickets and get on the bus.
*Please notice that you are already on the second floor when you are at the South Exit.
 
 

Between Shirane Michino Eki (ShiraneIC west) and South Exit of JR Shinjuku

Between Shirane Michino Eki (ShiraneIC west) and South Exit of JR Shinjuku
 
Shirane Michinoeki(白根道の駅) or Shirane IC West the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station
Departure Time Arrival Time
6:53am 9:11am
7:28am* 9:46am
8:33am 10:51am
10:13am 12:31pm
2:13pm 4:31pm
4:13pm 6:31pm
6:13pm 8:31pm
*Only on Saturdays, Sundays, and National holidays, the bus runs.
   
Information Center in Kofu, Yamanashi is open between 7:30 am & 6:00 pm. For any further questions, you can dial 055-237-0135.
 
Please feel free to ask us if you have any further questions.
090-1664-2921 English Available
NAKAGOMI ORCHARD (NAKAGOMI NOUEN)
 

Chuo Highway bus for Minami Alps City

Chuo Highway bus for Minami Alps City
 
To make your reservation & also if you have any further questions, you can dial 03-5376-2222 at (Shinjuku Information Center for Chuo Express Bus) between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
 
   
* If you come to (Shirane IC West bus stop) Shirane Michino eki, we can possibly come to pick you up.
If you need a ride, please give me your call before taking a bus. It takes about 5 min. drive for us to get to Shirane IC West bus stop.
090-1664-2921
Kazu
 

Fare

Fare
 
Type of ticket Fare
One way 2,200 yen
Round trip 4,000 yen
 

By Torenta Kun

By Torenta Kun
 
JR's Torenta Kun
 
(JR express + rent a car as a set)
 
 
THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL IN YAMANASHI
 as long as you can drive a car.
   
Here I am writing the best way for you in case you are willing to rent a car and drive here in Yamanashi prefecture. It is called "Torenta kun"It is a mixed word that comes from train plus rent a car.
When you buy the tickets for any express at Midori no Madoguchi" office, JR ticketing office, please tell JR staffs that you want to have the ticket for "Torenta Kun". They will discount the fare for express and rent a car. The fare is very reasonable as long as you want to take an express and rent a car as a set.
When you get off JR Kofu Station, you can go out through South exit and walk downstairs toward the main entrance of the station building. After that, please turn right and walk forward and you will reach to the rent a car site right next to the police box.
 
In case you get lost at JR Kofu Station, you can ask any station staff at either ticketing gate or Midori no Madoguchi office. 
 
The phone number of the Kofu branch is 055-235-1705.
The fare of rent a car is around 4520 yen to 12600 yen per day. It depends on the size of the car you want.

TORENTA-KUN includes JR express & Eki rent a car.
You can apply for TORENTA-KUN at JR SHINJUKU ticketing office. That way, you can get discounted fare.
   
* You must bring your international driver's license.

*You can depend on GPS or the map that I made in English.

*When you use GPS system to get to our farm, please make sure that you put our home address instead of our phone number. 山梨県南アルプス市飯野 2281 or 2281, Iinoh, Minami Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture.

If you ask anybody at a rent a car office (Eki Rent a car) of JR Kofu Station, he or she will help you with setting GPS, I believe. Please tell them that you want to go to Nakagomi Nouen (中込農園) (Nakagomi Orchard) in Minami Alps City. Otherwise, you can give me your call to my mobile phone and let me talk to them.
 

About Yamanashi

About Yamanashi
 
* In Yamanashi, there are many nice spots for tourists that I can recommend to visit, such as very spacious flower garden, Suntory' whiskey factory, Takeda Shrine, Shosenkyo Gorge Yatsugatake Range, Minami Alps trekking route and so on. Yet, as long as you are coming by public transportation, you can't visit many places in a day.
 
In case you want to visit many nice tourists' spots here in Yamanashi, the best way would be making use of Torenta kun service. Before you come to Yamanashi, you should go to any JR ticket office and apply for this set service of rent a car and JR express. Yamanashi is a resort prefecture and has many nice spots to visit. As for where to visit here in Yamanashi, I can give you some advices when you get here.
 

From Narita Airport in Chiba prefecture

From Narita Airport in Chiba prefecture
 
If you are taking JR train, there is Narita Express departing from Narita Airport for Shinjuku, Toyo. It takes about an hour and 15-20 min., I guess.
 

Fare

Fare
 
Express bus From To Fare
One wayNarita AirportKofu (甲府) & Ryuo Station (竜王駅)Around 4,300 yen
   
Narita Airport Information Office 0476-34-8000

In case you want to make a reservation for express bus, the phone number is 055-223-5711.
It is open between 9:00 a.m.- 20:00 p.m.
 

Time table for Express bus

Time table for Express bus
 
Narita Airport
Terminal Building 2
Terminal Building 1 JR Kofu Station JR Ryuo Station
8:50am8:55am12:15pm12:30pm
1:30pm1:35pm5:05pm5:20pm
2:50pm 2:55pm 6:25pm 6:40pm
4:20pm4:25pm7:55pm8:10pm
5:50pm 5:55pm 9:25pm 9:40pm
8:30pm 8:35pm 11:35pm 11:50pm
   
JR Ryuo Station JR Kofu Station Narita Airport
Terminal Building 2
Terminal Building 1
3:50am4:05am7:05am7:10am
5:00am5:15am8:35am8:40am
6:30am 6:45am 10:20am 10:25am
8:40am 8:55am12:25pm12:30pm
11:00am 11:15am 2:35pm 2:40pm
2:00pm 2:15pm 5:45pm 5:50pm
 

From Haneda Airport in Tokyo

From Haneda Airport in Tokyo
 
If you are coming from Haneda Airport, take monorail at the Airport and go to JR Shinagawa Station. At Shinagawa Station, please switch to JR Yamanote Line and to Shinjuku Station as long as you need to go to Tokyo. From Shinjuku, you can take either Chuo Highway Bus and come to Shirane IC West bus stop or JR Chuo Line and come to Kofu.
 

Fare

Fare
 
Express bus From To Fare
One wayHaneda Airport (羽田空港) Kofu (甲府) & Ryuo station (竜王駅) About 3,000 yen
2 ticketAbout 5,000 yen
You can buy the ticket at both Haneda Airport terminal and Chuo highway bus terminal office that is located right in front of JR Ryuo Station.
   
Haneda Airport Information Office's phone no. is 03-5757-8111
 
In case you want to make a reservation for Chuo highway bus, the phone number in Kofu is 055-223-5711.
They office is open between 9:00 a.m.- 20:00 p.m.
 

Time table for Express bus

Time table for Express bus
 
Haneda Airport
International Terminal
Terminal Building 2 Terminal Building 1 JR Kofu Station JR Ryuo Station
1:40pm1:50pm1:55pm4:50pm5:05pm
5:55pm6:05pm6:10pm9:05pm9:20pm
7:30pm 7:40pm7:45pm 10:40pm 10:55pm
8:55pm9:05pm9:10pm12:05am12:20am
   
Haneda Airport
International Terminal
JR Kofu StationTerminal Building 2 Terminal Building 1 Haneda Airport
International Terminal
3:45am4:00am6:57am7:02am7:09am
5:15am5:30am8:42am8:47am8:54am
6:45am 7:00am10:12am 10:17am 10:24am
8:55am9:10am12:22pm12:27pm12:34pm
 

From Mt.Fuji/Fuji-Q Highland Resort area

From Mt.Fuji/Fuji-Q Highland Resort area
 
Since many customers from overseas ask me how to get to our farm from Lake Kawaguchiko (河口湖 one of the five lakes around Mt. Fuji) , I'm putting the following information.
   
How to get to our farm from Lake Kawaguchi of Mt.Fuji area by bus.
 
If you want to take a bus to get to JR Kofu Station (甲府駅), you can take Fujikyu bus (富士急行) at Mt. Fuji Station (富士山駅).
Actually, it is much faster and less expensive than taking trains.
 
 
How to get to our farm from Lake Kawaguchi of Mt.Fuji area by Train.
 
(1) First, take Fujikyu Line(冨士急行線) at Lake Kawaguchiko Station to JR Ohtsuki Station(大月駅).
(30-40 min.)
around 1,110 yen for one way

(2) Then, at Ohtsuki Station, transfer to JR Chuo Line and come to Kofu, the capital of Yamanashi.
(1 hour by local train, 30 min. by express)

(3) There are two ways for you to get to our farm at Kofu(甲府) Station.
Either you continue taking Chuo Line and come to JR Shiozaki Station that locates in next two stops after Kofu. At Shiozaki, after you get off the train, you can take a taxi and come to our farm.
(10 min. from Kofu to Shiozaki and 20 min. from Shiozaki to our farm by taxi)

Or at JR Kofu Station, you get off the train and come out through south exit and walk down the station building. Right in front of the station building, you will see Yamanashi Kotsu(山梨交通) bus terminal. You can take any NishinoKeiyu (西野経由) bus and come to Sangai (三階) bus stop. We will come to pick you up at Sangai bus stop.

*If you are coming from JR Kofu Station directly to our farm by taxi, it might cost you about 5,000 yen for one way while it will be 2,500-3,000 yen from Shiozaki Station to our farm. The fare for the train between Kofu and Shiozaki is only around 200 yen. So, practically, you can save lots of money with this way. As long as you are taking a taxi, you can make your call to my mobile phone and I can talk to your taxi driver and give him the direction to get  to our farm.
 

Fare

Fare
 
By From To Fare
Taxi JR Kofu Station Nakagomi Orchard about 5,000 yen
Shiozaki Station about 2,500 - 3,000 yen
JR Kofu Shiozaki about 200 yen
<<Nakagomi Orchard,Fruit Picking in Japan>> 400-0222 2281-1 Iinoh, Minami-Alps city, Yamanashi pref. TEL:055-283-0505 FAX:055-283-0505