The largest of the farms that are developed by station entertainment company Ekipara together with JR East trains is built on top of the JR Ebisu station in Tokyo. The farm is open to anyone, not matter if they’re skilled gardeners or not. People can rent a three-square meter garden at JR Ebisu station for ¥100,440/year. This will include tools and gardening equipment.
The decentralized Soradofarm gives a new meaning to urban farming as a strategy. One thing that sets this farm apart from others is that it uses urban cores to plug in the DIY component of urbanism. Another special aspect of this unique idea is that it recognizes the fact that urban farming plays a great role in the personal well being of the urban farmer himself/herself. Other urban farms, to the contrary, focus on the food production and the educational role of their farming activity.