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Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi

Address: 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-gun, Yoichi-cho 046-0003 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 135-23-3131
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Yoichi-cho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
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Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The first bad review and I can not understand what everybody was so happy about. Me and my friend has been to quite a few destillerys in scotland and we read som reviews here and where really disipointed at Nikka. Ok the setting is nice and you can take i few nice photos, when we where there we could taste... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My family really enjoyed learning about one of the two most influential figures in the history of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru. His trailblazing journey to Scotland in the early 20th century to learn more about whisky was inspiring to read about as we walked thru the various buildings on the well-cared for property. Stepping into the 1920's home he shared... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This was a great place to visit. We came up on Christmas Eve from Sapporo. Not all the buildings were open but the English brochure was very good and I was able to explain the whole process of brewing and distilling to my fiancée. The story of the company is amazing - a Japanese man from a sake brewing family... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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120 reviews 120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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