A large-scale dream farm created by founders Gishin Ono, Yanosuke Iwasaki and Masaru Inoue
The huge 3000ha pastoral lands of Koiwai Farms is a famous historical farm symbolic of Japan representing the fine Koiwai brand. At the time of the opening of the farm in 1891, barren wasteland was developed through long years of cultivation and afforestation. The name of the farm was derived from the first characters of each of the founders’ family names, and the Koiwai brand is now something that can be seen in all of the supermarkets in Japan. Coming to Shizukuishi, you can spend time at Koiwai touring the farm while admiring the wonderful view, enjoying the attractions at Makiba-en Park and participating in the nature walks. Spend a relaxing day at facilities which include a direct sales shop of Koiwai products and restaurants which boast fine cuisine.
Spend a whole day at Makiba-en Park with its many attractions
On the wide pasture in the park with Mt. Iwate in the distance, a quiet scene of freely roaming sheep and cows plays out. There are also plenty of attractions such as performances by sheepherding dogs, horseback riding and archery. As well, visitors can take part in workshops such as crafts using wool and butter making. It’s also fun to participate in walks on the nature trails through forests in the park with trees that are over 100 years old.
Enjoy the cuisine at Koiwai Farms which boast quality and taste
At Koiwai Farms, you can sample farm fare which uses ingredients such as fresh milk. Sanrokukan Farm Restaurant is famous for its Western dishes such as steaks, stews and omelettes which feature ingredients from the farm. There is also a corner for light meals with a menu including pizza and ice cream. For people in the know, there is the dish of Milk Ramen which is popular for its unusually good taste. Elsewhere, there are still plenty of other places to enjoy such as the Makibakan Jingisukan Hall for barbeque lamb and beef, and the Tenmon Café which is attached to the astronomical viewing center of Tenmonkan.