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Ikeda Wine Castle

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On the day I visited, the production was off, just able to see the machinery stopped. In another... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Interesting but only two tastings

We loved going to vineyards and decided to check this out on our way into Obihiro. The castle... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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1 week ago
Feb 27, 2019
“Overpriced, under-tasty restaurant”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day I visited, the production was off, just able to see the machinery stopped. In another building, many kinds of goods were sold. I am not drinker of wine, cannot evaluate the Ikeda Wine, but looked it had popularity. Ikeda is a far...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NewYork5555
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Thinking that the restaurant might be less crowded after the lunch hour rush, we delayed our arrival until after one p.m. Our hunch turned out to be right, partly because the horde of Chinese tourists that several buses disgorged just as we pulled into the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hokkaidojj
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Place desperately needs help. Worst wine tasting experience. Thimble size wine for tasting. Free WiFi except it doesn’t exist. Saw maybe 2000 square feet of vineyard.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Walter F
Reviewed September 18, 2017

We loved going to vineyards and decided to check this out on our way into Obihiro. The castle section is located on the top of the hill (offering a nice scenery) and housed the restaurant, a cellar as part of the wine tour and the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank GaryY633
Reviewed January 25, 2017

I was surprised to learn about Japan's European-style wine production so had to visit this wine castle which requires a short train ride from Obihiro and an uphill walk. The castle is one big concrete edifice which overlooks the town. I walked in through the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Paul C
Reviewed October 30, 2016

On a small hill of the town of Ikeda is Chateau Ikeda or Ikeda Wine Castle. This is probably the northernmost point in Japan where grapes are grown and wine being produced. Interestingly this is a municipal winery with its history going back to 1963...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Having tasted the wine in Hokkaido from a random wine shop, we were keen to visit the manufacturer. It is the only Japanese grape wine that we have truly enjoyed, comparative to the Australian and NZ wines we normally consume. We decided to have lunch...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank markelshout
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We got to see wine production facility (which was active), vineyard, wine storage areas, a shop and nice view of the town. Hence it was a nice overall experience. Made a detour from Tomanu resort to Lake Akan to visit this place - it was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Wine growing in this area started as a town project when they experienced lean years in their major agriultural endeavors. A tour is available. And of course wine tasting. A wine of the day tasting is offered for free. You're handed a small plastic cup...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank DYA717
Reviewed May 17, 2015

was on a drive tour of hokkaido and on the way to Lake Akan ,i stop by at wine caslte...later when i went back to Sapporo i realised some of the wines i bought were retailing at half the price in 7-11 ....thats disaapointing to...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Rose P
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