Umami wagyu
Toriyama cattle are born and raised in a pristine natural environment, with lush forests, clean water, and clear skies.
Toriyama Farm is located in Gunma Prefecture, among the most mountainous and forested regions in Japan. One of the most famous mountains in the prefecture is Mt. Akagi. That’s where our farm is situated. Reaching around 1,000 meters in height, Mt. Akagi is cool in the mornings and evenings, even in the summer when the temperature can exceed 30˚C. Cattle are sensitive to hot weather, so it’s an ideal environment for them. It is our belief that the changes in temperature throughout the day and clear differences between each season are essential for producing top-quality, tender, umami-rich meat.

We have about 400 cows at our farm ─ around 1,300 heads in all if you include cattle still in the fattening stage. Each one is relaxed, friendly, and sleeps a lot. The reason they are so laid-back and good-natured is they have been cared for attentively by our expert staff every day since even before they were born.
They live stress-free lives thanks to this healthy and comfortable environment.
Umami wagyu
Umami wagyu
We do our best to make both cattle and people happy.
In March 2018, Toriyama Farm obtained Farm HACCP* certification, which recognizes businesses that carry out safe agricultural production practices and have implemented a system for monitoring and recording those practices. In March 2019, we obtained JGAP Livestock and Livestock Products (for beef cattle) certification, which recognizes businesses that prioritize animal welfare and engage in environmentally friendly initiatives. We are one of the few wagyu cattle farms in Japan with both certifications. We will continue efforts like this to ensure both cattle and people can live happy and healthy lives.
*Farm HACCP is a method to ensure the safety of livestock announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan in August 2008. It aims to control hazards at the production stage by incorporating the HACCP approach (an international standard that stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) into the management of hygiene when caring for animals, setting control points to prevent hazards (such as the presence of microorganisms, chemicals, and foreign substances), and continuously monitoring and recording practices to improve hygiene management at livestock farms.