DAIO WASABI FARM (大王わさび農場) is located in Hotaka area in Azumino city, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Visitor can enjoy eating wasabi food, touching the rich nature of Azumino walking around the biggest wasabi farm in Japan. Azumino city has the field of really beautiful water that is sprung out from the Northern Alps (Japanese Alps) which is located from Daio Wasabi Farm. In addition, there is a walking course to look at the biggest wasabi field. Visitor can fully enjoy Nature in Azumino.
|ADDRESS||Nagano, Azumino, Hotaka, 3640|
|HOURS||opening hours 9:00 – closed hours 17:20 (until 16:30 from November to February)|
|CLOSED||Every day open|
ACCESS FROM TOKYO
From the Nearest Station
Approximately 30 minutes’ walk from Hotaka Station (Ooito JR Line)
Access from Haneda Airport
1, Approximately 40 minutes, Haneda Airport No. 1 terminal to Shinjuku Station West Exit (1,230~2,000 yen/ Haneda-Airport Limousine Bus Airport Shuttle Bus towards Hyatt Regency Tokyo)
2, Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, Shinjuku Station to Matsumoto Station (6,500 yen/ Chuo Line-Limited Express Limited Express Azusa towards Matsumoto)
3, Approximately 30 minutes, Matsumoto Station to Hotaka Station (320 yen/ Ooito Line Local)
Access from Narita Airport
1, Approximately 35 minutes, Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station to Nippori Station (2,470 yen/ Skyliner Toll Limited Express Skyliner)
2, Approximately 20 minutes, Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station (200 yen/ Yamanote Line Local towards For Ikebukuro / Shinjuku (Counter-Clockwise))
3, Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, Shinjuku Station to Matsumoto Station (6,500 yen/ Chuo Line-Limited Express Limited Express Azusa towards Matsumoto)
4, Approximately 30 minutes, Matsumoto Station to Hotaka Station (320 yen/ Ooito Line Local)
DAIO WASABI FARM TRIP ADVISER
POINT TO ENJOY DAIO WASABI FARM
The plant species, called Wasabi japonica, is in the same family as horseradish and mustard. Just like those other condiments, wasabi paste gets its sharp, spicy taste from the root of this plant family.The Daily Meal “What is Wasabi” https://www.thedailymeal.com/what-is-wasabi
The burn is short and sweet, travelling through your sinuses and igniting the senses. Its aroma is so intense that Japanese scientists have been working on a fire alarm for people who are deaf that uses the scent from wasabi to wake people quickly from deep sleep.
Wasabi is a special product in Azumino. There is a small and large wasabi farm in Azumino. Especially, Soba as an other special product is eaten with wasabi. Visitor can eat wasabi dishes at a restaurant in the Daio Wasabi Farm
You should not forget to eat “Wasabi Soft Serve” if you visit the Daio Wasabi Farm. This is reported in a lot of media. Visitor can buy at the takeout corner. The reason why it is famous soft serve? I think there are 3 points.
1, Wasabi taste’s soft serve is very very rare food.
2, Maybe you think wasabi soft serve is spicy and pungent, But this is sweet taste and a little bit wasabi’s flavor.
3, This is green color’s soft serve, So it is instagrammable.
THIGS TO BE CAREFUL OF DAIO WASABI FARM
The nearest intersection of the Daio Wasabi Farm and the road from Azumino interchange to the Daio Wasabi Farm is crowded while summer vacation, consecutive holiday, Golden Week. However, a visitor can’t avoid the traffic jam because there is only one road from Azumino interchange to the Daio Wasabi Farm. If you have free time, we recommend using a rental bicycle from Hotaka station, about 15 minutes.
AROUND DAIO WASABI FARM
GOOD TO KNOWNagano prefecture is dotted with 51 roadside stations. Road Stations (道の駅) has been transformed into a unique and interesting space not only as a resting place for long-distance driving but also by handling local specialties and operating stores.
DESTINATIONSShirahone Onsen (白骨温泉) is located in halfway up to a hill of Norikura Mountain that is a sacred mountain in Matsumoto city. Shirahone Onsen lies near the famous and popular alpine nature area such as Norikura plateau and Kamikochi.
DESTINATIONSMaruyama coffee Matsumoto coffee stand start the new gelato that is many variations. Maruyama Coffee (丸山珈琲) is a famous Nagano’s coffee company which was established in 1991 at Karuizawa.
DESTINATIONSHave you ever heard the Japanese word “Konyoku”? It is a traditional culture and a little bit of strange culture in Japan. Konyoku is mixed-gender bathing (hot spring)!
DESTINATIONSDAIO WASABi FARM (大王わさび農場) is located in Hotaka area in Azumino city, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Visitor can enjoy eating wasabi food, touching the rich nature of Azumino walking around the biggest wasabi farm in Japan.
DESTINATIONSTsumago-juku post town (妻籠宿) is located in Nagiso town in Nagano. During the Edo period, traveler, merchant, administrator used transport Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto. We can look a state of remaining Japanese traditional townscape and feel a historical atmosphere.