Wasabizuke-Making Lesson at Daio Wasabi Farm
Daio Wasabi Farm : 大王わさび農場
Tour the Wasabi Farm and Learn How to Cook with Wasabi.
Curious about wasabi? Interested in learning new ways to use it in cooking besides on sushi? Visit the Daio Wasabi Farm and see the fascinating way wasabi is grown, and take a cooking lesson to learn how to make "Wasabizuke", a dish made of wasabi leaves, wasabi stems and sake lees.
Wasabi requires pristine water to grow. The famous Daio Wasabi Farm cultivates wasabi plants using crystal clear snow-melt from the northern Japanese Alps. Tour the wasabi fields and see the care that goes into growing wasabi. Then, learn more about the uses of wasabi by taking a quick cooking lesson in making "Wasabizuke". The steps include dicing the wasabi root, cutting up the wasabi stems, pounding the wasabi to release the spiciness, kneeding it with sake lees, then packaging it to take home, one for you to enjoy and one to give to a friend.
- Hours :
- 09:00-17:20 (-16:30 Nov. thru Feb.)
- Date(s) :
- Open Year-round
- Cost / Price of Admission :
- Time Required :
- Cooking Lesson 20 min
- Reservations :
- Not required(Required 1-day in advance for groups of 10+)
- # of Participants :
- Foreign Languages :
- (Instruction in Japanese. )
- Luggage Storage :
Lesson includes making 2 portions to take with you in special packaging.
Please inquire regarding cooking lessons close to opening or closing times.
tel : +81(0)263-82-2118 fax : +81(0)263-82-6930 Official site
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