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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

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Address: 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Mishima-gun, Shimamoto-cho 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-962-1423
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If you are a single malt whiskey lover this tour to Japan's first single malt whiskey distillery is a must. Getting there is not difficult, even for a non-local - the instructions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are a single malt whiskey lover this tour to Japan's first single malt whiskey distillery is a must. Getting there is not difficult, even for a non-local - the instructions provided on their website is more than clear. The tasting session includes not just the whiskey but also the water used in the distillery process (you have to... More 

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Antwerpen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nice short tour with helpful audio guides(although guide doesn't tour it in English) with a tasting of 1 single malt and 2 basic whiskeys(only mixed with soda or water- no neat tasting allowed!). Then we went to the shop tasting area and bought 150ml of some of the nicer bottles- 25 year+ yamazaki, or try the smokey flavor that they... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After 2 failed attempts due to the typhoon, we finally made it to the distillery. The shuttle service doesn't run too often so we took a taxi for a short 15 minute ride. The distillery is located in the beautiful countryside of Kobuchizawa and in an actual bird sanctuary. When you arrive you must fill out a survey explaining how... More 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The booking of the tour is a bit troublesome since you need to call in and reserve a spot, but it's well worth it. English speakers are provided with free audio guides. We went there on a pitstop between moving from Osaka to Kyoto to continue our japan trip. They stored our bags for us, no problem. The tour itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A visit to the distillery located in Shimamoto is both enjoyable and educational. The most convenient way to travel from central Osaka to the distillery is by taking JR (Japan Rail). From Umeda Station to Yamazaki Station, the ride takes approximately 40 minutes. Once out of Yamazaki station, it is another 10 minutes walk. As there are clear posters and... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Arriving at Yamazaki station, it's obvious that whisky is a big deal with adverts as soon as you step off a train. The signposts to the distillery are in Japanese, but obviously form a path which matches the map on the website. It's about a 10 minute walk to the distillery. Before you get to the distillery, you need to... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It is an educational free tour of whisky distilling. The tour guide is in Japanese, but you can get an audio guide in English. The tour lasts about an hour including the tasting at the end. During our tour, it was a bit difficult to follow due to many people and hard to see which station we were. The guide... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Free tour of the distillery steeped in history and free tasting of some of the world's best whiskey. You can also buy all of their brands in the factory shop or pay to taste. Worth a visit for whiskey fans, easily accessible from station (just follow the arrows from the station, about 10mins away).

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Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I briefly stayed this place. But I could enjoyed. It was interesting to know the history of Japanese whisky. There were many kinds of publishing posters in a museum. I tasted a glass of unblended malt whisky. It was so sweet. It is possible to book and see process of making whisky in the factory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It was my first time in a whiskey distillery and it turned out to be very interesting. The grounds are very pleasant and the tour is easy to find. We took a cab from the train station but had we realised how close it was we would have walked. They provided a English translation via an electronic device you hold... More 

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