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Koiwai Farm is a popular tourist spot in Iwate. It is the biggest private farm in Japan spread across approx. 3,000 hectares containing more or less 300 sheep walking freely. You can also enjoy a horse ride as pure bred horses and miniature horses are also raised here. On top of that, there are in total 2,000 cows raised in Koiwai Farm. As a result, you can taste dishes prepared using fresh milk and beef in the restaurant situated inside the farm.
- 36-1 Maruyachi, Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate-gun, Iwate
- Contact No.
- 35-min bus ride on Iwate bus bound for Koiwai Farm/Amihari Onsen from Morioka Station on JR Line. Get off at the last stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed: Feb 22-29. Several closed days for maintenance
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 min
- Admission fee
- Adults (over 13 years old) 800 yen, Children (5-12 years old) 300 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Sheep and dog show
From the middle of April to early November, a sheep and dog show takes place twice a day in the sheep field. You can see a great performance of the shepherd, dogs and sheep. You will see how a shepherd and a dog tactfully lead sheep to move.
The Playing Field has various fun playground equipment, swings and slides! On top of that, you can also enjoy activities in water including riding an electronic boat or children's boat. A paradise for kids!
Bokujo Kan, a restaurant specializing in lamb and beef barbecue
Bokujo Kan is situated inside the farm. Here, you can try tasty dishes made of good quality meat produced in the farm. I particularly recommend the lamb barbecue often referred to as "Genghis Khan" in Japan! Try tasty dishes made using fresh ingredients that come directly from the farm.
Gifts unique to the farm
There is a souvenir shop in the farm, where you can find cheese or sweets made using fresh milk. There are many products that you can only find here. Koiwai Farm Cheesecake is a particularly popular product. It is the best selling product in Koiwai Farm! You will know how tasty it is once you try it.
Biggest illumination in Tohoku
In the Nobi-nobi Hiroba (square) in the middle of the farm, Koiwai winter illuminations take place from the end of November to the beginning of January. The place is illuminated with a total of 1.2 million light bulbs. It is the biggest illumination in the Tohoku area. You can see the "light tunnel" created using colorful lights, in addition to the 20 m high Christmas tree.