They look so delicious (Photo: Cathy Cawood)

Atago-En Vineyard

Pick your own delicious grapes in Kofu

Cathy Cawood   - 1 min read

Grapes have been grown in Yamanashi for over a thousand years. You can pick your own grapes in this beautiful Kofu City vineyard on the lower slopes of Mount Atago. It was an easy 15 minutes on foot from Kofu Station. I visited on a showery afternoon in mid-August, and was offered 5 different varieties of grape to try. The vineyard was a very beautiful place, even on such a damp, grey day. It must be wonderful when sunshine filters through the canopy of vines. As for the flavor of the grapes, they were absolutely the best grapes I have ever eaten!

Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page ha...