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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

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Address: 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Mishima-gun, Shimamoto-cho 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
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Best for Whisky lover!

Very interesting for whisky lover! However, dont expect to bag a bottle of 18 or 25 years whisky home. You will get to taste it over at the paid counter though. Please eat before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting for whisky lover! However, dont expect to bag a bottle of 18 or 25 years whisky home. You will get to taste it over at the paid counter though. Please eat before you visit!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have planned for the trip a long time ago but we totally forgot to make the booking for the tour. By the time we confirmed our trip, the booking online was full. It does not cost much (around Yen1,000) so I would recommend you booking online well in advance. Anyway, we tried our luck when we were on our... More 

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Thank MLB1001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For less than AUD $20 you get to learn about whisky making, mix your own highball and get wasted with strangers. I'm not into whisky but whisky fans won't be disappointed . You can also buy drinks unavailable overseas at bargain prices. Would be fun with a group of friends

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Japanese whisky is renowned in the new world. The visit to the Yamazaki Distillery is definitely an eye-opening experience. The tour includes the basic production process. You would also have the chance to visit their storage. Try your luck to see if you would find the cask from your year! The tour would end with a tasting session. Be... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This was our 2nd break-stop on the way to the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto from Kansai airport after our 1st stop-over at the Asahi Villa. Only visited the museum. Unable to tour the production floor cause we'd an under-21 teen. But nevertheless, it was still fascinating. We now understand what's "single malt" ;)

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We booked our tour on December 2016 in October (about two month back) before traveling. Booking for the tour will be highly recommended as I do not think they accept any walk in guest. The factory is the only place of interest around the area and it will be shorter traveling time from Kyoto compared to Osaka ; although the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Went with my hubby to the Yamazaki Distillery. Just a short walk from the Yamazaki station. Be sure to make a reservation in advance for the tour else you would miss out on the educational experience of making whisky. At the end of the tour, there's the whisky tasting part which was clearly the best part of the tour haha!... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Yamazaki Distillery is located between Osaka and Kyoto and is around 50 minutes train ride from Kyoto city. There are several paid and free tour but all needed to be reserved online in advance. The distillery is built along the mountain which you can take deep breathes and is really refreshing to smell the green around. I have registered for... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The reservations for the tour were fully booked on the website, but I arrived at 11 AM and they offered me an open spot. For ¥1000 it was well worthwhile. They provided English audio guides for the tour and were very friendly and helpful. The property is gorgeous, we learned how different shaped stills produce slightly different spirits, and we... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Definitely do the paid tour! By the time I wanted to book, it was all full! So... I could only check the website everyday running up to our departure to grab any cancelled spots. Luckily we got two spots for me and my husband (who is a big whisky fan). The distillery is in between Kyoto and Osaka, so can... More 

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