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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun 046-0003, Hokkaido
+81 135-23-3131
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Visit to a beautiful Distillery

The distillery at Yoichi is either a short train or bus ride from Otaru. The information desk at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexx_10
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Silicon Valley, CA
Home of the Father of Japanese Whisky

Pros - Deep history and well-presented story of the founder and his wife - Easy to understand the... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Harry Francis D
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--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.
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“gift shop” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun 046-0003, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The distillery at Yoichi is either a short train or bus ride from Otaru. The information desk at the Otaru train station can help you decide which one to take depending on the time of day. Once you get off the train or bus, it...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Pros - Deep history and well-presented story of the founder and his wife - Easy to understand the whisky-making process - Freedom to wander the site at your own pace - Stunning views and picturesque distillery - Free to visit the site, with complementary whisky...More

2  Thank Harry Francis D
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

It is a distillery of Nikka Whiskey, famous as Japanese whiskey. Here three kinds of the whiskey were provided for tasting at free. Rare Japanese whiskey were offered at a tasting counter at affordable price. As these whiskeys were already little, so I recommend that...More

1  Thank mat_mak
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

The distillery is an easy train ride and walk from Otaru station. Make sure you buy a ticket because the IC card (Kitaca, Pasmo etc) can't be used for this leg of the journey. However if you didn't, you can still pay at Yoichi station...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Hubby is a whiskey drinker / collector. We allocated an hour thinking this is just a distillery building with tasting room. Nikka Yoichi is more than that and there are many buildings in a garden/campus like surroundings. Had a leisurely time taking photos and visiting...More

Thank Genevieve L
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

A short drive out. The trail starts at the opposite end of the location from the gift shop and carpark. You get to walk through the actual active brewing, distilling, and aging sites of the whisky. Interesting exhibits abound. If you collect a card at...More

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

This is coming from a person who likes her occasional good whiskey. The museum is quite informative and the short tour was pleasant. Whiskey tasting is free and it was good. They provide 3 different drinks and teach you how to mix them, which was...More

1  Thank Joanne L
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Yoichi is a small town all built around this Distillery. Easy to get to by train on your way to Niseko or Sapporo. Friendly and informative with a good restaurant and a tasting room. The history lesson is worth the stop. Very picturisk and very...More

2  Thank Bill S
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

If you want to enjoy a tasting, visit the museum, walk around the domain or buy some exclusive whiskey this is the place to be. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Dominick999
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We stayed in Otaru and took the train for 25 mins to get there. Well set up. Most signs are in Japanese however there is a free app and free Wifi to follow English language tours. The guided tour is only in Japanese. The location...More

1  Thank Slapheado
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2fewpassportpages
June 15, 2018|
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Response from sayakasaito | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us. We have these regular products: ・Super Nikka ・From the Barrel ・Taketsuru etc... and Limited ones are ・Yoichi Single Malt "WOODY&VANILLIC" "PEATY&SALTY" "SHERRY&SWEET" Please note... More
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LoveDWorld
May 15, 2018|
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Response from sayakasaito | Property representative |
Thank you for contact about your visit. The cost from Otaru to Yoichi is 360yen. I'm looking forward to seeing you.
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peisiho
May 3, 2018|
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Response from sayakasaito | Property representative |
Thank you for contact us. You can visit here with your kids. We prepare juice for kids. We are looking forward to seeing you.
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