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Address: 1692 Hodaka,, Azumino 399-8303 , Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-82-2118

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Japanese nature and countryside, with all the conveniences of Modern-Day Japan

One train ride from Tokyo, the another short train ride through the countryside to Hotaka will land you at the main departure point for Daio Wasabi Farm. Here, there are various... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
Vince W
Greater Sydney, Australia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were very impressed and amazed at the huge cultivation of wasabi in this area. The farm is clean and neat.

Thank DorothyCheong
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Wasabi is a small plant grown in clean clear running water under netting to keep it shaded. This is a huge site - about 15 hectares, lovely walks, and of course a LOT of wasabi! Look carefully in the shrubbery to find some tiny frogs, big beetles and of course hanging in the trees are some enormous spiders! Try the... More 

Thank notTheStig
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

For the lovers of Wasabi, this is a must visit, the 15 hectares site is situated on a river and the running water kept the Wasabi plants healthy and a wonderful site to behold. Lunch is serve on site and it's pretty good. It's the largest in Japan and it's over 100 years old.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Discovering the origin of wasabi with people who have made a life style out of it. Magical place in the fall, pure air, the cutest cat in the world and wasabi ice cream! Recommend.

Thank noemicop
Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

One train ride from Tokyo, the another short train ride through the countryside to Hotaka will land you at the main departure point for Daio Wasabi Farm. Here, there are various buses and bicycle rental locations; which I would highly recommend. For a cost under 1000 yen, you have yourself a bicycle in a suburb that doesn't really have a... More 

Thank Vince W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Free entrance to this largest wasabi farm near Matsumoto (20-25 mins drive from the city). Interesting to see how wasabi is being farmed. There's a restaurant, souvenir shop, and stalls selling ice cream (selling wasabi flavoured ice cream), wasabi etc.

Thank Jon N
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The trip to to the Wasabi Farm requires a 30 minute train ride out of Matsumoto (we had a JR Rail Pass, and requires a change to a local bus). Although it was a little underwhelming, it was, never-the-less, quite interesting. We had a meal here, including "wasabi" beer.

Thank 480Douglas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took the Oita line, a short train ride to Hokata station from Matsumoto. There were some bicycle shops near the Hokata station and an old man was around touting for business. The normal bicycle rental rate is JPY200 per hour. We managed to rent it for JPY1,800 for 4 hours, for 2 Adults and 1 Child. The bicycles were... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I love wasabi so this was a must. I learned a lot about the different varieties and how not only the root but other parts could be used for cooking as well. I was also fascinated by the irrigation system of higher and lower channels to create the water flow. The setting itself is post card ready. Must tries for... More 

Thank AlexBOtaku
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Spent an hour or two there. Not very interested in the farms themselves. Everything looked about the same.. But the SHOPPING.. First, Wasabi icecream. Most of my friends didnt want to try it just based on it's name. But I did and it was AWESOME. Always been a wasabi lover but was still apprehensive at first. It was not spicy... More 

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