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Hotaka 穂高

A small mountain town now merged into greater Azumino city in Nagano Prefecture, Hotaka is most famous for its Dai-Ō Wasabi-nōjo - Japan's largest wasabi (Japanese horseradish) farm. Also pictured here is a bit of scenery around Kizaki-ko, a freshwater lake further north of town.
Local train pulling up beside Lake Kizaki
Local train pulling up beside Lake Kizaki
Tiny JR Inao station
Tiny JR Inao station
Small road along the lakeside
Small road along the lakeside
Hills and summer sky over Kizaki-ko
Hills and summer sky over Kizaki-ko
Lakefront houses on the hillside
Lakefront houses on the hillside
Rowing down a stream in Dai-Ō Wasabi-nōjo
Rowing down a stream in Dai-Ō Wasabi-nōjo
Violet blossoms in Dai-Ō Wasabi-nōjo
Violet blossoms in Dai-Ō Wasabi-nōjo
Above the wasabi farm
Above the wasabi farm
Wasabi plants along a freshwater stream
Wasabi plants along a freshwater stream
Peeking beneath the screens
Peeking beneath the screens
Carp in a farm pond
Carp in a farm pond
Curving row of wasabi fields
Curving row of wasabi fields
Summer blossoms in the farm
Summer blossoms in the farm
Crate of freshly cleaned wasabi
Crate of freshly cleaned wasabi
Trimming the fresh wasabi
Trimming the fresh wasabi
Kids at a small shrine on the farm site
Kids at a small shrine on the farm site
Sculpture of a Japanese horseradish
Sculpture of a Japanese horseradish
Menu of wasabi-related dishes
Menu of wasabi-related dishes
Fresh wasabi roots for sale
Fresh wasabi roots for sale
Wasabi ice cream shop
Wasabi ice cream shop