If you’re looking for a new way to spend a few hours, a full day, or even a weekend, I recommend you head to Mother Farm in Chiba (part of Chiba ken prefecture). This spot is filled with activities that are perfect for families and couples.
My family and I headed here for blueberry picking; while visiting, we noticed just how many things you can do here, ranging from petting baby animals to camping. Here’s the ultimate guide to Mother Farm in Chiba, Japan, so that you can visit with confidence.
About Mother Farm
First, it should be noted that this farm is enormous. It spans 2.5 million square meters. If you want to enjoy as much as possible here, head here early in the day. Don’t worry about trying to walk the whole time.
Since the property is massive, there are sightseeing buses that can be taken on the property. They are in the shape of animals (pigs and dogs), so it is easy to recognize them. They follow two routes – one that takes you around on a farm tour (dog) and one that takes you to Waku Waku Land/Makiba Plaza.
Here are some of the available activities you and your family can partake in.
1. Pick seasonal fruit and vegetables.
You can pick fruit throughout the year based on which fruit is available in that season. We made our visit in the summer, so blueberries were ripe for the picking. A few other options here are tomatoes and strawberries.
2. Explore fields of flowers.
There are multiple flower fields you can walk through here. Petunia, nemophilia, and rape blossom fields can be seen depending on the time of year you visit. There are also hydrangeas and plum trees to see.
3. Glamp or camp here.
Take your family camping here – you’ll need to bring your tent. There are cooking stations available in this area. Or, you can spend the weekend in a yurt as you glamp next to a field of flowers. Some glamping locations even have bathrooms, terraces, and grills included.
4. Check out the theme park.
If you’re planning to spend a few days here – you can bring your kids to Waku Waku Land, which is a small amusement park area. There are rides like a Ferris wheel and a carousel. You can even find ziplines here.
5. Take a tractor to the petting zoo.
Ride a tractor train with your family to the petting zoo where you can see farm animals like alpaca, sheep, and goats. You can also feed the animals, see a sheep show, or watch a pig race here.
6. Other activities to do
There are restaurants available to eat at, shops to browse through, and classes (like butter-making) to take. Don’t forget to stop for ice cream before leaving.
How To Get Here
There are multiple methods of transportation you can use to get to Mother Farm. You can drive here, take a ferry, or head here by bus.
· By car
You can take Kimitzu IC or Kisarazu Minami IC to get to the farm. It is about 9 miles from Chiba/Tokyo using these routes.
· By ferry
We used this transportation method to get here. We took the Kurihama Ferry to Chiba, which arrives in the Tokyo Bay Port. Once you get to Chiba, it’s only about a thirty-minute drive to Mother Farm. This is the most scenic route and takes you right along the coast.
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· By train/bus
Multiple buses and train routes will take you close to the farm. The most direct way is to take the train to Kimitsu Station via JR Uchibo Line and catch a direct bus to the farm.
Mother Farm is one of the best family-friendly attractions in the area. There’s an activity for everyone in the family, and it’s pretty easy to get to. Head here for an unforgettable experience filled with breathtaking flowers, adorable animals, delicious food, and fun for the whole family.
Mother Farm tickets can be purchased directly on site.
Location: 940-3 Tagura, Futtsu-Shi, Chiba (near Boso Peninsula).