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 - a traditional Japanese dish[1]

The Daiō Wasabi Farm (大王わさび農場, Daiō Wasabi Nōjō) is a wasabi farm established in 1915[2] and located in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture near the center of Honshū, the main island of Japan.[3] It is a popular tourist spot due to its watermills and for the river that runs through it.[3]

A restaurant offers wasabi-flavoured ice cream and other wasabi-themed products.[2]

Outside Japan, the site is best known for its appearance in Akira Kurosawa's 1990 film Dreams during the film's final chapter, named "Village of the Watermills".[3]

Daiō is one of Japan's largest wasabi farms — covering 15 hectares.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Wasabi Croquette - Japanese dish recipe", Asian Inspirations
  2. ^ a b Yanagi, Yuki (September 17, 1999). "Wasabi farm: growing tradition". Torii Online. Archived from the original on January 9, 2005. Retrieved December 13, 2006.
  3. ^ a b c d "Azumino in Nagano Prefecture". Jiji Gaho Sha. Retrieved December 13, 2006.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Kan, Wendy (July 17, 2000). "Finding Rustic Charm Down on the Farm". Time Asia. Archived from the original on May 26, 2001. Retrieved December 13, 2006.

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