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Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi

Address: 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido 046-0003 , Japan
Phone Number: +81 135-23-3131
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Yoichi-cho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
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Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The distillery is set amid really beautiful scenery, including gorgeous trees throughout the grounds. Depending on which end of the distillery you arrive at, you either start at the tasting room or the visitors' lounge. We began at the tasting room, yums! Three types of whisky are available for sampling - apple flavour, 10-year single malt and 17 year blended... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had taken a day trip to Otaru and decided to hop over to Yoichi to see the Nikka Whisky Distillery which was only a few stops away on the local JR Train (360yen). Do note that the trains run at intervals of either 1 hr or 2 hrs apart from Otaru so you might want to time your sightseeing... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
30 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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