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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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Great tour with ample samples

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As we were in Osaka for a couple of days, I convinced my other half that we should visit the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery. We organized with the concierge who called the distillery to make a tour booking for 10am. We left at the appointed time, but we think that the concierge read the instructions on the website wrongly. Our 15min... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Nice tour with included tasting and a bar with extended tastings at own cost. All personell was kind and the tour took about 1 hour. I wished that they would schedule one tour every day with english guides since it was tricky to follow with the audio guide provided.

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