Wakayama Kishu-Kan, the antenna shop of Wakayama prefecture in Yuraku-cho Tokyo, invited 17 publishing companies from the Kanto area (eastern area of Japan) for a press tour to various Wakayama cities.
The tour visited Akitsuno Garden in Tanabe city. The Akitsuno Garden is a refurbished wooden school which was closed for many years. At Akitsuno Garden you can experience regional life via local foods, handicrafts and agriculture.
There is also a cafeteria where you can enjoy home-style cuisine lunch buffets made with local fresh ingredients. All of the Chefs are mothers from the surrounding neighborhoods.
After lunch the tour visited nearby orchards to experience picking oranges firsthand. Tanabe is well known for orange production because of its temperate climate. In fact, over 70 varieties are grown in the area.
Now it is the harvest season of “Kiyomi” oranges. After harvesting some fruit we squeezed them to make fresh juice back at Akitsuno Garden.
Some of press was having nostalgic feelings for the wooden structure of the old school. Others were pleased with the sweet taste of the fresh oranges.