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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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It was very interesting walking around and seeing the history of this brewery. We took a tour and... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2015
Arthur P
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Melbourne Vic
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

Many years ago, I used to drink a cheap version of Nikka Whisky when I was a university student... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2015
Chuzaa
,
Vancouver, Canada
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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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  • Average6%
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“tasting room” (23 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
“free tasting” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun 046-0003, Hokkaido
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was very interesting walking around and seeing the history of this brewery. We took a tour and ended up in the tasting room, WOW. We had tried all four types but settled on the last one, 48% proof whisky. Go visit only for the...More

1  Thank Arthur P
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

Many years ago, I used to drink a cheap version of Nikka Whisky when I was a university student. That one, together with more expensive ones, was from this Yoichi Distillery. For a long time I wanted to have a visit to this place in...More

1  Thank Chuzaa
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

(early July-2015) We managed to squeeze out time on our way back to Sapporo from Shakotan to visit this place, being made famous by the NHK drama, Massan. The passion lives on. Yes, if you liked to taste the sampling, DO NOT DRIVE there. Take...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2015

Many people visit there , so it is crowded If you like whisky it is a very interesting place to visit At the end of the tour there is free tasting , 10 year old whisky and 12 year old whisky. Limited to 2 glasses...More

1  Thank Robert V
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Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We travelled by car from Kutchen to visit this distillery on the way to Otaru. I recommend that you take the trip via the Shokatan Peninsula to Yoichi. The drive via the coast is spectacular and includes a great tour of the civil engineering that...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We stopped off for a quick visit. The plan had been to take the tour and try some samples before buying some whisky. However as I was the one wanting to visit and also our only driver, it wouldn't have been possible to try some...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2015

I visited the Distillery as a bus tour group. If you've every visited any brewery before its all the same. Barrels and barrels of old used barrels... A lot of the breweries I've visited they only give small samples. This place gave out UNLIMITED free...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2015

I went to Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi in April 2015 with my husband and our 11 years old son and I thought it was really a nice place. We had booked the guided tour (only in Japanese) in advance for 2pm, but as we arrived...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2015

I really enjoyed the Nikka whiskey factory. Me and my husband watched the Japanese TV show called "Massan" which told the story about how the founder (Mr. Taketsuru) and his Scottish wife (Rita) built and made the Nikka brand. The factory is still functioning today...More

Thank Whirled P
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Reviewed February 23, 2015

- free - 5min walk fr train station - English speaking (& English map) staff at the front gate (not the car park side) - nice walk in the complex - both free (limited to 3 shots per person, & sorry not to those under...More

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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
Train times varying from 51 minutes to just over one hour.
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Thank you for contact us. Actually we have some coinlockers but it's a limit to the number, and there is no baggage strage in the station. I'm afraid if you have some big baggages, please leave them at the hotel. Thank... More
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Dear Sir. Thank you for contact us. Yes seven days a week. We are looking foward to seeing you.
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