I've been wanting to do the orange picking in Sagada, but never had a chance during my previous visits. That is why, I am so happy when we were told by Cebu Pacific Air that we will be doing the orange picking at Gamagori Orange Park as part of our 5-day Nagoya Japan Familiarization Tour. Yey!
Gamagori is a seaside city situated at the coast of Mikawa Bay on the Pacific Ocean, in southeastern Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is frequented by tourists for its Gamagori Orange Park which is a fruit theme park situated among the mountains surrounding Mikawa bay.
Upon arrival at the park, we went to the park's restaurant for lunch.
We had Asari Kamamabushi Gozen set meal which is composed of Asari Kamameshi, Gamagori Udon, Sanma Kabayaki, Eggplant & Huki Hatchomisogake, Asadakiasari, Pickled Vegetables and Muskmelon.
Then we had freshly-squeezed orange juice for our drinks.
After our sumptuous lunch, we went to the vast orange farm where we had the orange picking. It's eat-all-you can! Hahaha! But if you wish to take home some oranges, you can get a small basket and fill it with oranges for around 500 or 600 Yen.
Here's how to pick the oranges:
Though it is called Orange Park, visitors can also enjoy picking of different fruits throughout the year depending on the season. They also have strawberries from January to beginning of May, melons from June to September and grapes starting at the end of June to mid-September.
Before you leave the Gamagori Orange Park, don't forget to drop by the shop at the restaurant where you could buy fresh oranges, dried fish, some souvenir items and different products made from orange.
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Gamagori Orange ParkAddress: 1-93 Ogurimi, Seida-cho, Gamagori City, Aichi 443-0002
Contact Number 0533-68-2321 / (0533) 68-1101
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Flights from Manila to JapanNagoya is the gateway to Gamagori if you're coming from the Philippines. Cebu Pacific Air, the leading airline in the Philippines, flies between Manila and Nagoya (Chubu Centrair International Airport) every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Ongoing all-in seat sale fares start from P6,388, for travel from December 17, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Book your flights through the CebuPacificAir.com. For updates and seat sale announcements, check out www.facebook.com/cebupacificair.
NOTE: This Nagoya Familiarization Tour was held in October 6-10, 2015 and was organized by Cebu Pacific Air. Thank you for inviting me to be part of this trip!
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