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Daio Wasabi Farm, Nagano, Japan | by davidkosmos
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Daio Wasabi Farm, Nagano, Japan

So I made sure we went to this place during my last visit to Japan. This was on my top 3 list. It's the Daio Wasabi Farm in Nagano. This river and setting was used in Akira Kurosawa's film Dreams, during the Village of the Watermills story. I really wanted to see this place in person, and I didn't realize how big of a tourist attraction it was until we got there. It's basically a gigantic wasabi farm. They have all kinds of different products made from wasabi for sale there.... wasabi ice cream, wasabi croquettes, wasabi lemonade. All of it was pretty damn good too. This place was absolutely gorgeous and I would definitely recommend it to anyone if you're in the area.

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Taken on May 25, 2009