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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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Pioneer of Japanese Whisky

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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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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Brisbane
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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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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I were staying in Kyoto, and were pleased to learn that the Yamazaki distillery was only about 30 minutes away. It was a quick train and walk from the Kyoto station. The whisky museum and tasting room were fun to look around before the tour started. We don't speak any Japanese, so we had been given an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A fan of yamazaki, we decided to visit the distillery. Make sure to pre book beforehand for entry (free entrance) . You will be given an English audio guide and a tour around the distillery for free. To finish, you will be served a glass of highball yamazaki and hakushu. There's also a bar where you may sample various brands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We came in with the impression the tours were booked out, possible miscommunication with concierge on our part. There were spots available when we arrived which was great, tours every hour FYI. There are no english tours however a audio guide is available, bring earphones if you can so you can listen to it carefully. They are fine with photos... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

When in Osaka and Kyoto a short but interesting tour of the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery is certainly worth the effort if your a whisky drinker. Reservation is apparently required but I showed up without one the staff were more than obliging. The tour guides conduct it in Japanese ONLY but English speakers can obtain from staff an English audio guide(... More 

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Additional Information about Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Address: Address: 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Mishima-gun, Shimamoto-cho 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-962-1423
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Mishima-gun  >  Shimamoto-cho

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