Matsumoto Northern Alps Area 大王わさび農場
Wasabi can only be grown in the purest, cleanest water, and Azumino is blessed with sparkling clean spring water fed by snowmelt from the Japanese Alps. The Daio Wasabi Farm takes advantage of this natural bounty and grows some of the highest quality Japanese horseradishes. The farm itself is a pleasure to stroll through and offers many wasabi-related creations including wasabi flavored soft serve ice cream. In addition, cooking lessons using wasabi are available. A popular way to enjoy the tranquil streams around the farm is to tour by clear bottom boat. In the vicinity are some romantic waterwheels made famous in director Kurosawa Akira’s movie “Dreams”.
Clear Bottom Boat Tours: Azumino Kisen
Tel: 0263-87-9828 / Fax: 0263-87-9831
09:00-17:20 (-16:30 Nov – Feb)
Farm entrance is free.
Clear Bottom Boat Tour: Azumino course (15 min) : 900 yen
Clear Bottom Boat Tour: Alps course (30 min) : 1,800 yen
Location / Access
3640, Hotaka, Azumino City
- By Train:
- 10 min bus or taxi ride or 20 min by rental cycle from Hotaka Station (JR Oito Line)
- By Car:
- 5.5 km / 12 min from Azumino IC