We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 7-6 Kurokawa-cho | HOKKAIDO Yoichi-gun Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Yoichi-cho 046-0003 , Hokkaido
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 135-23-3131
Website
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description:

--is at Lat.43 10'N.Lon.14045'E,

or about the same Latitude as the middle of...

--is at Lat.43 10'N.Lon.14045'E,

or about the same Latitude as the middle of New York State, Toronto Canada, Vladivostok Russia.

--rests about 50km west of Sapporo City in southern Hokkaido, which is the northernmost of Japan's four principal islands, and was one of the last Japanese frontiers to be developed.

 

--has three sides surrounded by mountains, and one side on the coast (Sea of Japan). --is blessed with the things that really matter to great whisky.

However, Scotch whisky captured the young man's imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 547 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Excellent half day visit

Very well set out trail for visitors showing not only the distilling process but the history behind Nikka whiskey. A very touching story dealt with sensitively without being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda_Laleston
,
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

547 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 69: English reviews
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
216 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well set out trail for visitors showing not only the distilling process but the history behind Nikka whiskey. A very touching story dealt with sensitively without being sentimental. The tasting of up to three whiskies is also popular. This is a free activity but if you are like us we ended up spending lots in the shop for whiskey... More 

Helpful?
Thank Linda_Laleston
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the beautiful facility in the afternoon eager to get to the tasting room and sampling area. After the tour guide's 45min walk through of the production facility and history of the founder, we finally arrived at the tasting room where Nikka offers their full range of whiskey labels for around 400 yen per 15cc shot. We had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chrisimperial
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

There are no English speaking tours but sufficient signs in English and information that can be accessed on your mobile phone to complement the experience. I learned alot about Taketsuru and the origins of Japanese whiskey making which were fascinating. It was also quite an experience to see where and how Yoichi whiskeys are made. If you are making a... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Gajahgoogoo
Boynton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was a nice pit-stop on our road trip in Hokkaido. We learned a lot about the Nikka distillery. Very beautiful in the snow.

Helpful?
Thank Cattitude_561
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My friends brought me here. Apparently, nikka products are very famous and of high quality. I liked the apple wine. There are some free tasting and I was as impressed with the taste as I can be, being a non-connoisseur of whisky. Certainly worth the trip from Sapporo city.

Helpful?
1 Thank tmithomas
Japan
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The tasting was great as I got to try 2 good whiskeys, apple wine, tea, and delicious apple juice while enjoying the view of sakura and snow capped mountains surrounding the distillery. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves whiskey or just wants to try some. The gift store was great and you can buy whiskey here at... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank thebumblingtraveler
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place from Sapporo before going to Otaru. It was a scenic train ride and and we  enjoyed it. Note: please check the train timetables ftom Yoichi to Otaru/ Sapporo bec there aren't many trains. It's just walking distance from Yoichi station. (You can actually see it from there). No entrance fee which is great. We spent 2 hours... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank nobtravels
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Great stop for whisky fans and people who like industrial history. You can visit the facilities throughout all the process of whisky making and understand the importance of the different elements which bring a good whisky. There is free tasting for three of their drinks and a very well-priced tasting at the museum of their top whiskeys and some "experiments"... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex B
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Fun distillery - clean and English friendly. Free tastings. Has a shop and restaurant. Quite informative and great for photos!

Helpful?
Thank Jayson L
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
183 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The short train ride from Otaru (about 30 mins) is quaint and relaxing as you travel further inland. In winter, it is also cold. Make sure you check the train timetables before you go as well as the trains back to Otaru and/or Sapporo as there aren't many trains. We spent just under 2 hours at the distillery after debating... More 

Helpful?
Thank wanderlust_rambler

Travelers who viewed Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi also viewed

 
Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun
Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun
 

Been to Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?