Daio Wasabi Farm

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Daio Wasabi Farm
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Watermill and river at Daiō Wasabi Farm.
Area15 hectares (37 acres)
ProducesJapanese horseradish
StatusOpen to the public
Wasabi Croquette (わさびコロッケ, Wasabi Korokke)

The Daiō Wasabi Farm (大王わさび農場, Daiō Wasabi Nōjō) is a wasabi farm established in 1915[1] and located in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture near the center of Honshū, the main island of Japan.[2] It is a popular tourist spot due to its watermills and for the river that runs through it.[2]

A restaurant offers wasabi-flavoured ice cream and other wasabi-themed products.[1]

Outside Japan, the site is best known for its appearance in the 1990 film Dreams by director Akira Kurosawa in the segment called "Village of the Watermills".[2]

Daiō is one of Japan's largest farms—and its largest wasabi farm—covering 15 hectares.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Yanagi, Yuki (1999-09-17). "Wasabi farm: growing tradition". Torii Online. Archived from the original on 2005-01-09. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  2. ^ a b c d "Azumino in Nagano Prefecture..." Jiji Gaho Sha. Retrieved 2006-12-13.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Kan, Wendy (2000-07-17). "Finding Rustic Charm Down on the Farm". Time Asia. Retrieved 2006-12-13.

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Coordinates: 36°20′20″N 137°54′33″E / 36.3388°N 137.9091°E / 36.3388; 137.9091