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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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whirlwind tour to the distillery

- free - 5min walk fr train station - English speaking (& English map) staff at the front gate (not the car park side) - nice walk in the complex - both free (limited to 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

- free - 5min walk fr train station - English speaking (& English map) staff at the front gate (not the car park side) - nice walk in the complex - both free (limited to 3 shots per person, & sorry not to those under 20yo or drivers) & pay-for sampling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Japanese make good Whisky, so let's try Nikka ! Maybe a little far from Sapporo but it worths it to go there. At this time snow everywhere is beautiful! You have free tasting with generous glasses and you can buy it after. Indications in English there and it is very popular for Japanese people.

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Kamisu, Japan
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just 3min away from Yoichi stn, this is a lovely theme park of whisky. Guided tour takes approx 40min followed by complementary tastings of several kinds of single malt. You may also try lots of different grade of shots at a bar with a reasonable charge. Souvenir shop was filled with tourists who was in serious mode in choosing bottles.... More 

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Iwakuni, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The distillery is easy to get to from Otaru or Sapporo. We combined it with a trip to the Otaru Snow Light Path festival in Feb. While the train was packed full heading toward Otaru, only a handful of people got off at Yoichi Station for the distillery. It was nice to be away from the crowds and enjoy the... More 

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sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Singapore
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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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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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