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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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Phone Number: +81 75-962-1423

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Wonderful Whisky Tour

Good environment,wonderful views,comfortable place.. A lot of awarded best whiskey entitle to paid tasting at visitor's whiskey bar.. whiskey lovers must go

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Beh D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good environment,wonderful views,comfortable place.. A lot of awarded best whiskey entitle to paid tasting at visitor's whiskey bar.. whiskey lovers must go

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit if you want to know more about the history or the way they blend whisky, but remember to make advance book thru their homepage, limited to 25 seats per session, even it shows fully occupied, you still may check from time to time to see anyone cancel their booking, the system will release the quota right away, better... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do for whisky lovers. Make sure you go for the paid tour (Y1,000) which has to be booked in advance (online). Well worth it. They have multiple languages so nobody is left out. You get a tour of the whole whisky journey. For me the best part is the cask warehouse. They actually allow you to roam inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So easy to get to from Kyoto station. Once you get to the Yamazaki train station, there are signs every 50m or so until you turn the corner and can see the distillery in the distance. Impossible to get lost. Highlight was trying lots of different whiskies at the end (paid tastings) - great price for rare whiskies that would... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the paid tour (1000 yen). You check in at the reception which is a separate building from where the tour starts. The tour is well worth the money. You get a brief history lesson followed by the tour that takes you from from grain to bottle. The tour is then followed by a tasting of the 2 whiskies... More 

Thank SteveFromStockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For only Y1,000 (or less than Php500.00), you get to see how whisky is made, you get to see and walk around the beautiful Yamazaki Distillery, you get to see their collection of different classy bottles of whisky and you get to smell the fruity aroma of whisky while it's being made and the smell of aging barrels. Amazing! After... More 

1 Thank Celine R
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not realise that you have to book ahead for a tour, so unfortunately we missed out on doing the tour. But we still enjoyed the visit anyway, being fans of Japanese whisky sure helped. There is a small museum, the whisky library, tasting (cost), displays on whisky making and a shop. We took the local train from... More 

3 Thank ICMC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was unable to get a reservation for the distillery tour on my first try... But after a few tries and I am in. And it is worth the effort. The 1000 yen fee is really negligible considering the effort the guide and staff put in, in addition to the content of the tour. And I must say "Yamazaki exemplify... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a fan of whiskey this is a must see distillery. The museum is filled with gorgeous displays and bottle collections. The 80 minute tour itself is very informative and complete. The tasting at the end was superior, four whiskies to try where included in the tour. Book well in advance!

2 Thank Rien_-_Nancy
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to do the guided tour but the group was full. Had a nice shot of the 18 yr old yamazaki whisky and it was heavenly!!! The staff at the bar was friendly to non Japanese speaking customers but the staff at the retail shop located on the second floor was appalling.... I brought two bottles of whisky plus a... More 

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