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Tourists who arrive in Japan often eat local dishes prepared with a spicy green herb that is called wasabi (山葵). If you were wondering where in Japan this herb comes from, I highly recommend that you visit the Daio Wasabi Fields in Nagano prefecture, Chubu region. Daio Wasabi Fields is located in a beautiful mountainous area of Azumino, 32 km north from the center of Matsumoto. Its cafés and restaurants provide a variety of wasabi products, including wasabi beer, wasabi-flavored soba, and ice cream.
★Access: If coming by train, get off Hotaka station, and then take a taxi (10 minutes to the farm). Rental bikes are also available in front of Hotaka Station for ¥200/hour.
★Open hours: Every day throughout the year, 8:45-17:30 (Apr-Oct), 9:00-16:30 (NovMar)
★Website (Japanese only): http://www.daiowasabi.co.jp/
Photos & report by Enkhee Purev
* 15 JTNC Travel Reporters are currently reporting from Central Japan.