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Toyohashi Station 

[Jiro Persimmons]

Feel the coming of autumn through Jiro persimmons, a Toyohashi fruit of renown

Persimmons are nutritious fruits which contain plenty of vitamin C, vitamin B and potassium. People have been eating them since ancient times as a fruity panacea which will keep the doctor away. Among all the different kinds of persimmons out there, Jiro persimmons are distinguished by their square shape, hard texture and relatively small amount of juice. Toyohashi City boasts the highest production of these persimmons in all of Japan. Of course, eating the persimmons just as they are is a great way to enjoy the taste of autumn, but there are also other products to try, such as persimmon wines with fine bouquets and jellies made with generous helpings of persimmon flesh.

Places where Jiro persimmons are produced

● Jiro Persimmon Bell Farm
Address 31 Aza Shimokirita, Ishimakionoda-cho, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-532-88-2932(Japanese only)
Access Take the Toyotetsu Bus bound for Wadatsuji-higashi from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 26 minutes, and alight at "Wadatsuji-higashi". Take the Kakinosato Bus bound for Ishimaki-Nakayama for approx. 23 minutes, alight at "Narusawa" and walk for 5 minutes.
URL http://homepage3.nifty.com/bellfarm/

Stores where you can purchase Jiro persimmons

Honokuni Department Store, Syokusaimura Farmers' Market

updated on Oct 23, 2015

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