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Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi

7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido 046-0003 , Japan
+81 135-23-3131
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Yoichi-cho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A great day of enjoying the historic buildings, learning from the displays and production spaces, and many spots to take some great photos. There are free tastings - but there's also a very dapper space to enjoy a wider range of their offerings for a fee - English menu available. Chose not to eat at the restaurant, really didn't fit... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Tasting session was very good. It was nice to have a dedicate driver. You can taste improved/excellent quality of Japanese single malt.

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Alberta, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took a long train ride to visit this distillery but it was worth it (it is a very short walk from the train station). You can really feel the Scottish influence in the buildings (you will read why!). There is a museum, tasting room and gift store. We had a great visit and the only regret was that we... More

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you love whisky, surely you should come Nikka Whisky Distillery. Located a 5-min walk nearby the JR station, you don't need to worry about tasting too much wine. Besides understanding the process of distilling whisky and plenty of information about whisky, you can also enjoy tasting at least three kinds of whisky there. With beautiful scenery at the restaurant,... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a wonderful park and museum!Do you know the name Mr.TAKETSURU Masataka? He is the father of Whiskey in Japan. He learned the producing process of Scotch whisky. Here,we could study about whiskey and Mr.TAKETSURU and taste whiskey, wine and juice. Never did I dream,the name Nikka (a corporate name) means" Ni"hon "Ka"juu company, Ni and Ka!!!!!. Many people enjoy... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you visit Otaru, be sure to go further to Yoichi to visit this Nikka Whisky Distillery. This distillery is amazing from the building to its whisky. Great self guided tours with english catalogue. You'll learn the whole process of distilling a whisky, I mean Scottish Whisky. Well, the whisky isn't that good, taste a bit spicy than the real... More

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Singapore, Singapore
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I never knew how much history the Nikka brand was steeped in till we got here. The entire distillery is really quaint. I can't put in words how surreal the experience is - you've just got to see it for yourself. It was definitely worth the freezing cold and arduous train journey! We has a wine and whisky lamb hotpot... More

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On a sprawling property 5 minutes max from the JR station, where you can train or bus from Otaru, the Nikka distillery is a great place to visit if you have any interest in whisky. Don't bring kids, as I don't think they are allowed in. They have about 8 positions throughout the distillery with English (and other languages) videos... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We are whisky lover so naturally we chose to visit Nikka Whisky factory at Yoichi. 15 mins drive from Otaru or 50mins from Jozankei, the whisky factory is located at the rural realm of Yoichi. The site offers guided tours to introduce the making of whisky and provided us lots of useful info to choose the suitable whisky for ourselves.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My husband I love whiskey and the visit was quite exciting! It is a bit inconvenient to visit from Sapporo as you have to go to Otaru, then switch the train to get to Yoichi station. A limited trans go by there, so make sure you check the schedule before you leave Sapporo. Free whiskey at the end was really... More

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