Update:Apr. 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting JPFA homepage, we are happy that there is an increasing interest in Japan Plant Factory Association. We are proud to announce the study tour in English will finally be provided.

Next Study tour with Lecture/Discussion in English is 15th of June 2017 10:00 AM
We may offer a study tour with Lecture/Discussion in English every two months. As soon as we confirm the date for tours, we will announce it on this homepage.

The Topic of 13th of April was "An accademic perspective on progress of indoor faeming" by Dr. Kozai.

Plant Factory Study Tour (Reservation required!)
Study Tour with Lecture / Discussion in English
 You can see some of the greenhouses for tomato, etc. and some models of artificial light plant factories. Also, before or after the tour, you will receive reference materials and take a lecture or have a discussion with our specialized Doctors.

 Dr. Toyoki Kozai, CEO of Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), Emeritus Professor-Chiba University
 Fee: 3000 YEN including tax (Cash ONLY. An extra fee will be added if you have special requests.)
 Time: about 2 hours
 Number of participants: min 10 people

<How to Reserve Study Tour in English>
Please apply from here.
1) Please fill out and send the application form EXCEL File to us;
2) If you would like to apply for an unscheduled date or with an interpreter, please contact us; with the application form Excel file with your 3 preferred dates and times.
*If you are students, the fee is FREE. Please make sure to choose “student” on your field and bring your student ID when you come.
3) After submitting the application form, you will receive the answer via email from us within 7-10 days.We will do our best to adjust the schedule with everyone’s requests and hope that we can live up to your expectations.

We appreciate your understating and patience.
*If you will come in a group bus, please let us know to secure the parking space. Coming by individual cars is not preferred.
*Please view the following notice: PDF File
*While following the tour, we will walk outside about 60 mins, please prepare umbrellas, drinks or clothes as needed.
*In event of bad weather or special occasion, we may cancel the tour.
*If you would like to cancel the tour, please email us: at least 1 week before the tour.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us;

How to Reserve Study Tour in Japanese
If you prefer to take part in the tour in Japanese, click here.

How to Reserve Study Tour in Japanese with an interpreter
If you prefer to take part in the tour in Japanese with an interpreter, click here.

Accommodation info nearby
 For those who need hotel accommodation to visit Plant Factory, the following hotel is recommended.
  Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha
  Reservation at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha: +81-47134-3131 (Reservation Only)

How to access JPFA
 Please access
 From the Tokyo area, take the Tsukuba Express (TX) for Tsukuba / Moriya at Akihabara Station (JR) or at Kitasenjyu Station (JR Joban Line / Hibiya Subway Line / Tobu Line) to the Kashiwanoha- Campus Station. It is a 30 minute train ride from Akihabara and a 20 minute ride from Kitasenjyu.

Head Office
Center for Environment, Health & Field Sciences of Chiba Universite
6-2-1 Kashiwa-no-ha Kashiwa, Chiba 277-0882 JAPAN
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