Japanese cherry season! – Cherry Jam recipe

This weekend, I and my husband went to our granma’s house,  Japanese cherry orchard.

The cherry season is only 2-3 weeks and it’s quite busy season for them to pick them up and place in the box etc, so we went there to help her (she is 82 years old!)  but most of the time we just pick up ant ate them… 🙂

Hope we could help some!



It takes time to place cherry in a box!


Her house is at Yamanashi, next to Tokyo province, and I love country side in Japan very much. Great atmosphere-

Breakfast (I know Japanese people eat a lot!)


Old houses in their town


They usually don’t sell bad shape ones, so she gave us a lot of them and I made cherry Jam and some sweets after we came back home.

– Cherry jam recipe


1kg of Cherry ( I removed seeds by hand in advance, and keep the juice also)

400g of sugar

50g of lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons)

1. Place cherry and half sugar in a bowl and leave it for 30 minutes.

2. Place (1) and lemon in a pan and cook it for 1 hour. Remove harshness if there’s. Keep Skimming scum until it’s gone.

3. Add the lest of the sugar and boil it for 30 minutes.

4. Place the Jam in a jar during it’s hot and upside-down until it cools down.


Can’t wait to use them to make some sweets..!! ❤


16 thoughts on “Japanese cherry season! – Cherry Jam recipe

  1. I love your blog! I think your Grandma’s house in Yamanashi is great! How many cherry trees are there??! Thanks for the tips on making jam!

  2. Yamanashi produce is so delicious. Last October I worked there and was amazed by the vegetables. I wonder if it’s because the water is so good there or because of how nice the people are?

    • Happy to hear that you are there! I agree with you that the people there is very nice. In addition, the climate like the summer is very hot and humid and winter is cold grow the fruit and vegetables well. Thank you for your comment.

  3. I’ll have to try your cherry jam recipe next cherry season. There’s a huge cherry orchard a couple hours away from my house that I try and go to every year. I always get a lot of cherries and mostly I eat them fresh. But I’d like to find different things to do with them. By the way, that Japanese breakfast looks amazing!

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