Matsumoto, Japan

Walk through the fields of pristine Daio Wasabi Farm

Located in the peaceful outskirts of Hotaka town, Daio Wasabi Farm is Japan’s largest such farm and a popular tourist destination for those in search a fun side trip from Matsumoto. Left behind ancient castles and shrines, visitors to Daio will soak up the welcoming atmosphere of an old Japanese village with quaint watermills and thatch-roofed houses that were part of a set for Akira Kurosawa's 1990 film “Dreams”. Steeped in history since 1915, the farm now occupies 15 hectares of land, featuring multiple large fields and a meticulously maintained network of small streams providing clear water from the Northern Alps for each wasabi plant. Following walking trails between the fields and learning how wasabi in your sushi is cultivated in Japan is surely an educational and fun experience. Besides, you cannot miss out the chance of tasting some of the intriguing wasabi concoctions at the onsite restaurants and shops, including wasabi pickles, wasabi soba, wasabi juice, wasabi beer, wasabi soft cream and wasabi chocolate, etc.

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A Fusion of Japan

Tokyo→Matsumoto→Kiso valley→Takayama→Kyoto→Koyasan→Osaka
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Visit a Tokyo’s Sumo Stable in the morning training session to see the strongest guys practice from up close

Discover the different allures of Tokyo in Asakusa and Harajuku, from old temple of Sensoji to trendy streets of Omotesando

Find memories of the Edo era while visiting Matsumoto Castle and Nakamachi-dori district

Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere and idyllic scene of Japanese countryside in Daio Wasabi Farm

Take a scenic hike through Kamikochi valley’s spectacular sightseeing spots and the surrounding Japan Alps

Get off the beaten path in Kiso valley with ancient nature trails surrounded by verdant forests and nicely preserved post towns

Savor your time in the beautiful old town vibes of Takayama with century-old streets, traditional ryokan, vibrant local markets and museums

Experience laid back rural lifestyle in the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Be immersed in Japanese culture, exploring some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places

Head to the 8th-century capital of Nara to visit the deer park, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha shrine

Explore Koyasan, the sacred mountain of Shingon Buddhism with its holy temples, extraordinary cemetery and moving morning prayers

Uncover the foodie heaven in Osaka with ample chances of tasting local dishes

Tokyo→Matsumoto→Kiso valley→Takayama→Kyoto→Koyasan→Osaka

Northern Trail of Japan

Matsumoto→Hakuba→Sado Island→Dewasanzan→Yamagata
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Find memories of the Edo era while visiting Matsumoto Castle and Nakamachi-dori district

Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere and idyllic scene of Japanese countryside in Daio Wasabi Farm

Participate in many trekking opportunities along the Shionomiti road and down the Hakuba lake

Explore the local lifestyle at the old folk house of Hakuba

Take in the charming nature and breathtaking landscapes of Sado isolated island

Conquer the sacred mounts of Dewasanzan, from Yudonosan to Gassan and Haguro with an overnight stay at the mountain hut

Climb thousands of stairs to admire the ancient beauty of Yudensan shrine, Dewasanzan shrine and Yamadera temple

Experience the Japanese hospitality of some of the best onsen ryokan in the country, such as Rengeonsen and Ginzanonsen

Matsumoto→Hakuba→Sado Island→Dewasanzan→Yamagata

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