Learn the art of wasabi cultivation

Wellness experience
Hosted by David
The host of this experience
4 hours total
1 meal
Offered in English
Prices may vary depending on the date you select.
About your host, David
Following a career in journalism, I moved from inner Tokyo to the hills of Okutama in 2014. Always interested in wasabi, I helped local growers at their wasabida and have revived an abandoned patch.
What we’ll do
We'll meet at Kawai station and walk 20 minutes uphill to the wasabida. I will explain local flora and fauna and the history of the forest, as well as how I came to be in the position of Australian wasabi grower in Okutama. I'll explain how the plant is grown and share some delicious freshly ground wasabi with a tasty and simple lunch.
What I’ll provide
Lunch 󴀁
Taste of wasabi
Sturdy footwear is recommended, and being waterproof is an advantage. Please note that conditions in the forest may be quite harsh during the winter. Also, this is a strictly "no smoking" experience.
Where we’ll be
After meeting at Kawai station, we'll walk about 20 minutes mostly uphill to my once-abandoned wasabi patch in Okutama, Tokyo. I'll also show you nearby former wasabida that have been neglected for decades.
$126 per person
Prices may vary depending on the date you select.