Wasabi Farm & Nature Tour In Okutama

Learn water-grown wasabi cultivation from an Australian wasabi farmer in the mountain forests of Okutama. Learn about the forest and issues facing Japan's wasabi growers as your explore rich nature, and relish the rare treat of freshly ground wasabi

Just 90 minutes from downtown Tokyo, discover the mountain forest of Okutama, Tokyo and visit a farm producing water-grown wasabi along the Tama River.

Your host will be David, a former journalist from Australia who now lives in Okutama where he farms water-grown wasabi and helps revive the local community. David will take you to one of his forest wasabi farms to show you how water-grown wasabi is cultivated.

On the hike from the train station to the farm, David will teach you about the mountain forests of Okutama as well as local reforestation efforts. On the wasabi farm, you can taste freshly ground wasabi, an experience with no comparison – sure to be one of your most lasting memories of Japan.

No matter how much Japanese food you've enjoyed, the simple truth is that most people have never tasted authentic wasabi. Authentic wasabi does not come out of a tube. Authentic wasabi is freshly ground – most pungent within 3-5 minutes of grinding, and most delicious within 30 minutes. In short, authentic wasabi is likely to be far more aromatic than anything you've experienced before.

Amid an aging and shrinking population, many of Japan's traditional water-grown wasabi farms in the mountain forest of Okutama have been abandoned. David has been actively involved in improving the forest and re-establishing local wasabi farms, and is the perfect guide to introduce this little-known side of Tokyo.


  • 13:30 – meet at Kawai Station in Okutama, Tokyo
  • 13:45 – hike through the forest to the wasabi farm
    • Your guide will explain the various flora and fauna along the way
    • Learn about wasabi cultivation and taste freshly ground wasabi
  • 16:15–16:30 - Return to Kawai Station where the tour will end


2 Working Days
3 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Duration: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

What You Get

Wasabi Farm & Nature Tour in Okutama


  • Guided tour
  • Freshly ground Wasabi tasting
  • Lunch
  • Transport
Additional information:
  • Lunch is not included in this half-day tour. As there are no restaurants or convenience stores around Kawai Station, we recommend eating lunch elsewhere before meeting at Kawai Station
  • Please come dressed in comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for hiking

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting point: Kawai Station in Okutama, Tokyo

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