Perhaps there’s nothing more refreshing than biting into some juicy fruit on a hot summer day. Similarly, taking a garden stroll or surrounding yourself with the colors and gorgeous scent of flowers might also be what you need to beat the heat. Well, there’s a place for just that, only 20 minutes from Kochi Station by car. Welcome to Nishijima Horticultural Park!
At the cafe, you can enjoy everything from a satisfying melon ‘bowl’ filled with soft-serve ice cream, fresh mango parfait and fruit-topped pancakes to savory choices like tomato curry, Japanese hamburger steak, and more! In addition, Nishijima Horticultural Park is home to over 200 different varieties of flowers, rejuvenating all of your senses and enriching your experience even further
But the main event you must try is...to come pick the sweetest, juiciest strawberries to your heart’s content (available until early June or whenever the season's batch has finished growing). It’s an all-you-can-eat style for a duration of 40 minutes, which makes for a very fun activity, especially when shared with friends and family