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Learn the art of wasabi cultivation

Learn the art of wasabi cultivation

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Food
Languages:Offered in English and Japanese
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About your host

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.
David
David
David
David

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 else you should know

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.

What I’ll provide

Food
Lunch Taste of wasabi

What to bring

Sturdy footwear recommended. Waterproof footwear an advantage.

David's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

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Where you'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.

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sturdy footwear recommended. Waterproof footwear an advantage.

More tips

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.

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David
Learn the art of wasabi cultivation
185 reviews
From $136/person
185 reviews
From $136/person