Narita may be known for its international airport, but it is also the home of Narita Yume Bokujo, a self-described sightseeing ranch. The farm makes products like ice cream and yogurt using the milk from its dairy cows. Although a legitimate farm, Narita Yume Bokujo operates like a small theme park, with several restaurants and attractions for visitors. And since it’s cherry blossom season, the many sakura on the grounds are in bloom.
The cherry blossoms are definitely blooming. But let’s go check out the ones who make all the chedda for the farm.
Some of the cows wander around a big outdoor area.
Preparing to feed the cows some yummy grass.
Like most animals in these types of situations, they know who’s got the snacks.
Lots of grass doesn’t make it to the cows’ mouths.
Sneaking in a couple of pets while the cows are distracted.
This little guy is hungry too, but I don’t think it wants grass.
The milking school offers visitors the chance to learn how to squeeze cow udders for milk.
Once the cow is secure in the pin, everyone forms a line to begin milking.
Wife learning the art of udder squeezing.
After the milking school, we stroll around the grounds for a bit.
Then we hop onto the tractor ride for a quick tour of the back-lot area.
Lots of cherry blossom trees line the perimeter of the farm.
The farm has a miniature railway with its own train yard.
The railroad looks like it’s under construction at the moment.
The sakura pair nicely with the farm buildings and equipment.
Our tractor ride ends just in time for the baby animal parade.
Kids meeting kids.
The baby animal parade is quickly followed by duck feeding time. This may be a clever distraction by the farm staff to draw the children away from the baby animals.
Ducks waddle from person to person looking for handouts.
After snack time, the ducks return to the water bucket.
Next up is the petting zoo.
Pretty standard petting zoo setup with lots of goats running around.
There are a few lambs and sheep onsite too.
Some of the goats like to climb up a special platform. Maybe it allows them to practice their mountaineering skills.
But enough about the goats. The middle of the petting zoo has perhaps the most exciting event at the farm.
People chase their designated ducks around the track to the finish line.
This duck-racing prodigy dominates the other racers; look at that lead!
A little relaxation with a guinea pig after all that excitement.
Bunny walks are part of the spring events at the ranch.
We opt for a night walk with our bunnies. At this time of the day, some bunnies were more energetic than others.
Our bunny, Greg, happily wandered around in the grass until time was up.
Tonight the farm also has a special event where the cherry blossoms are lit up with flood lights.
Our day at Narita Yume Bokujo was well spent with plenty of things to see and do. And if you like cheese, the restaurants here will hook you up. The biggest drawback is that it’s difficult to get here without a car. Check it out if you want something a little off-beat from the typical amusement parks.