Wasabi fans will love exploring a working wasabi farm, but dare you try wasabi ice cream?
What would Japanese food be without a dash of wasabi? Similar to horseradish, wasabi is a root plant used as a condiment for sashimi (slices of raw fish) and sushi. To better understand wasabi, a day trip from Matsumoto to Daio wasabi Farm is a must. The farm, one of the largest of its kind in Japan, has many large wasabi fields with a pristine network of irrigation canals, larger rivers, and traditional water mills. Strolling through the fields is a good way to soak up the atmosphere of rural Japan. Of course, you will also want to try the wasabi from the farm and the farm shop and restaurant offer all kinds of wasabi flavored products, including wasabi ice cream.