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Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi

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Address: 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-gun, Yoichi-cho 046-0003 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 135-23-3131
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Well organised place to learn more about whiskey making

The exhibits are well created and some places are still operating to produce the whiskey. It also contains exhibits of the founders and history of Nikka. The bar also offers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits are well created and some places are still operating to produce the whiskey. It also contains exhibits of the founders and history of Nikka. The bar also offers tasting of whiskey. However, the stock of high quality whiskey do sell out fast at the store. You need to go early in the morning to get your hands on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Nikka Distillery in September. The weather was still warm for Hokkaido standards. If you are an afficinado of Japanese whiskey, this is a must do pilgrimage to the Stone Castle of Yochi. The grounds are quite extensive and you can see the still pots and coal fire areas, the storage bins and the house of the founder Masa... More 

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Hong Kong
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Our original plan was to visit this distillery for its history. When we arrived it was raining cats and dogs so we just stay in the tasting area on the first floor. We were stranded because of the rain, wind and thunder so it was better not to waste the time. Luckily one of us has been persuaded to be... More 

Thank HK_Jim
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Remember visit Nikka Whisky Distillery in Yoichi while u stay at Otaru, only 30 mins train/bus ride from Otaru train station, free tasting of their very famous blended whisky, guided tour only available in Japanese, but u can just take a leisure walk around or visit the museum.

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Tokyo, Japan
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Became interested in this site due to the NHK Drama about Rita (Jessie) Cowan. The Nikka distillery is one that this Scottish lady and her Japanese husband were instrumental in setting up. It is fascinating and the buildings and site can take you a good 3 hours to wander around. There is a restaurant on site too which is pretty... More 

1 Thank alison298184
Yokosuka, Japan
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Nikka whisky is a common, mid-grade spirit with it's heritage in Scotland. The factory has moved and modernized, but the old facility has been re-furbished as a tourist attraction. Located not far from Otaru, it has numerous buildings the old coal-fired pots, storage rooms, and offices. The main building is now the gift shop with some unusual items. I found... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Yoichi Nikka distillery is on a slightly off beaten path from Otaru. It is easily accessible using public transport. You can easily spend a few hours here exploring the birthplace of Single Malt whisky in Japan. For more information on our trip check supersillytraveller.com

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Visiting Otaru, we decided to go further and visit Nikka Whisky Distillery. You can walk freely around and discover the amazing story of Taketsuru Masataka and his Scottish wife. You can taste 3 different whiskies and the end of the tour. And of course buy some. This excellent whisky has received various prizes in the world.

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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Visited in the spring, so not too busy and just pleasantly snowy. Very easy to get to by train from Sapporo, with the distillery only a 100m from the station. Founded by Masataka Taketsuru who learnt whisky making in Scotland by working in several Scottish distilleries, the style of the old buildings copies the style of those in Scotland. The... More 

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Melbourne Vic
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115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was very interesting walking around and seeing the history of this brewery. We took a tour and ended up in the tasting room, WOW. We had tried all four types but settled on the last one, 48% proof whisky. Go visit only for the history but have a taste.

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