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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Must-do for Whisky Lovers

We didn’t know what to expect, as the distillery tour was fully booked. Our concierge told us to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Thoroughly engaging and interesting

Wow this was such a good distillery tour. Not only do you get a guided tour, but for English... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect, as the distillery tour was fully booked. Our concierge told us to go to the museum tour in any case, as there was a gift shop and whisky tasting. We were very impressed with the quality of the museum,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 66grahamh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been a few times and the tour is informative and the tasting a nice enjoyable experience. The big letdown is that there aren’t any vintage whiskies to be had.Even the non vintage Chita is not to be found.People come from all over the world...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

The tour was good, so was the tasting. After all, I was looking forward to buy some single malt bottles, but amazingly it was sold out. Make no sense at all. They show you all the process, and you want to bring some home, there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EduardoMSimoes
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Wow this was such a good distillery tour. Not only do you get a guided tour, but for English speakers you have your own audio guide as well, then at the end you sit in the sample room where you they talk you through how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Walker1066
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The wife and visited just the museum, which we both found very interesting. I have been to several distilleries and I enjoyed more. A fine selection of different whiskeys to sample, and at a fair price. To get the we used the JR line, track...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Bush B
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Actually, I'm not big into whisky, but my husband is, his favorite, Yamazaki 18. The tour was interesting and informational; and the tasting at the end of the tour was delicious and fun even for a non-whisky lover. I enjoyed learning how to make a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank hkh18
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Tip #1: Make reservation online Tip #2: Bring cash for whisky tastings I was really looking forward to this distillery!!! Biggest highlight of my trip! Lots of history, a gift shop, and also tasting area! HIBIKI 30 and Yamazaki 25 pouring for 30 USD each.OMG!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank donnypusawong
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Well worth the time to visit and learn about the distillery, and it's history. The whisky tasking at the end of the tour was a great learning experience too. English audio service works very well too. Well worth the 1000 jpy

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed October 27, 2018

My friends and I enjoyed our Yamazaki distillery visit. My Notes: - You have 2 options - a paid tour for around 1,000 yen or a free "tour." I use the word tour loosely because it basically just gives you access to the museum and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kerry A
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Made my way to the Yamazaki distillery from Osaka. Did not take the tour but booked to check out the museum and also try some whiskies. They have some whiskies available to taste by the glass which are pretty decent value for the insane prices...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 23, 2019|
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Response from MsNinaG | Reviewed this property |
It is a very short train ride from Kyoto.
December 5, 2018|
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Response from Belinda_H2047 | Reviewed this property |
you can book online, spaces open up 3 months out and fill up very quickly
October 4, 2018|
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Response from 66grahamh | Reviewed this property |
You can turn up without a reservation to visit the museum, gift shop and whisky tasting. The museum is free, the whisky tasting is according to the number of whiskies you taste. Budget for JPY 1500. Cash only for the whisky... More
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery (3 Replies)
My husband has booked a tour around the whisky distillery during our visit as he is a huge fan of the spirit. My question is, is there anywhere for me to go/sit during his 1 hour tour to fill in my time? Thanks Kat
June 11, 2017|
Response fromJapanCustomTours|
It is actually quite an interesting tour, but if you really don't want to go you can sit it out, or as suggested, have a short look around the small town.
Celine C
Train route from Suntory Yamazaki to Suntory Hakashu? (7 Replies)
I'm trying to visit both Suntory Yamazaki distillery and Suntory Hakashu distillery in one day. I'm staying in Shinjuku with my husband and planning to go early to Suntory Yamazaki in the morning by train and Suntory Hakashu on the way back to Shinjuku and eat at their restaurant as well. But is there a train route from Yamazaki to Hakashu? Thank you!
September 05, 2017|
Response fromNao H|
it is not possible in practice to visit both Suntory Yamazaki distillery and Suntory Hakashu distillery in one day. There are a handful of tourist attractions around Kyoto/Osaka & Yamanashi. Allocate 2 days
Seattle, Washington
3 nights Osaka help (4 Replies)
Hi, We will be in Osaka in 3 weeks and staying at Intercontiental Osaka hotel for the first 3 nights before we travel to Kyoto and Tokyo. Please let us know if it's doable to do all of these sightseeing. Any other must see sights that we miss? We purchased JR rail pass already and planning on buying ICOCA for local transportation. Day 1: arrive at 4pm to KIX - Umeba sky building - Hozen temple for night illumination - Dontonbori and Namba night life Day 2: Osaka castle Shi...More
March 31, 2015|
Response fromvickymta|
Thank you Dave148 and Seo_hayami for your comments.