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Kirin Distillery Fuji

970 Shibanta, Gotemba 412-0003, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 550-89-4909
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Kirin Distillery Tour

Great place to visit with a group or solo. If you do visit solo you will not be able to partake in... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
VictoryVI
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Buffalo, New York
via mobile
See How Single Malt Whiskey is Made

Stopped by this place on the way to Yamanakako for a overnight trip to see Mt. Fuji. This... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
sean96823
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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970 Shibanta, Gotemba 412-0003, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 550-89-4909
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with a group or solo. If you do visit solo you will not be able to partake in the taste testing at the end of the tour. The tour is free, lasts 70 mins, and is in Japanese. The tour begins...More

Thank VictoryVI
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by this place on the way to Yamanakako for a overnight trip to see Mt. Fuji. This distillery is on the way from Mishima station. Easiest if you rent a car. They have “Free” tours and tastings too!!! If you are the driver...you get...More

Thank sean96823
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

An interesting visit to the only whisky distillery in the world producing both grain and malt whisky. Very well done free tour in English of an enormous distillery with a chance to savour their products which are not exported except to France. Very pleasant and...More

Thank Idris A
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Gotemba to visit this distillery and overall it was worth it. We got the bus there and back, 15 min each way from Gotemba and it stops outside the distillery. 370 yen each way. The staff were very friendly and helpful on...More

Thank Slapheado
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

When u are in Japan , go for Kirin Distillery tour and it’s free entrance and whisky tasting too. It’s quite an experience if one have not been to a Whisky Distillery and u can buy too.

Thank ken l
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

I have been to many Scottish distilleries and one Irish distillery. I love the individual takes they each have on the process to produce their own unique product. Kirin's Fuji Gotemba distillery was no exception to this. On arrival, we were greeted and informed that...More

Thank Kattkattkatty
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Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I had been planning this trip for 3 months and based off all of the reviews there are closed on Wednesdays. With this in mind, we chose to go on Monday. After 3 hrs commuting, we finally arrived and they were closed and we were...More

Thank Chris555555555
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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

It is a free tour about making of whisky. We went there at about 9:30am and we were the only two visitors. Since we cannot understand Japanese, the Distillery provided us with an English version of the introduction leaflet and a lady (Miss Ayumi) who...More

Thank rhwlc
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Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went there not expecting much, but ended up having a pretty good time. Although the tour was in Japanese only, some of the staff spoke English and were quite helpful. We learned about the distilling process and about the concept of "Angel's Share". Cool....More

2  Thank Canmaninjapan
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

For foreign whisky lover, this place may be not too special for following reason. 1. No English guide (not even audio guide) (and also very short explanation) 2. No photo permitted Though the good parts are ... 1. There is distillery exclusive single grain, which...More

7  Thank kuraku3826
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We caught a taxi. It was easy and the staff at the distillery ordered a taxi for our return. The staff were amazing there. I’m sure if you email to double check the hours they’ll assist you. FYI - the outlet shopping... More
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