Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Osaka Prefecture  /  Mishima-gun  /  Shimamoto-cho  /  Breweries  /  Yamazaki Distillery

Yamazaki Distillery, Shimamoto-cho

4.6
#1 of 96 in Breweries in Japan
Distillery Factory Tour
Learn about the history of and techniques employed at Yamazaki Distillery, Japan's first commercial distillery. Built in 1923 outside the country's former capital Kyoto, due to the favorable climate and access to clean water, the company went on to achieve the largest market share for a single malt whiskey in Japan. In the distillery's "whiskey library" displays 7,000 bottles of unblended malt whiskey. You can also take a tour around the distillery to see the processes in action. You'll have the opportunity to try whiskeys of 18, 21, 25, and 30-year vintage, and, of course, you'll also have the opportunity to purchase your favorites in the gift shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Yamazaki Distillery and many more Shimamoto-cho attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Shimamoto-cho vacation planner.
Create an itinerary including Yamazaki Distillery
map

Plans in Osaka Prefecture by other users

3 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND October, culture, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM POLAND August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM HONG KONG August, kids, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM HONG KONG August, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Shimamoto-cho

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Shimamoto-cho

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
315 reviews
Google
4.6
  • There was four of us that went on the tour we booked it a couple of month ahead (recomended). Two didn't drink whiskey a very informative multi language tour finished with a tasting of 4 whiskeys. All...  more »
  • Took the train from Osaka n after reaching the station just follow the signage n it will get u to the distillery. We booked the tour online 2 months ahead n is recommended to avoid disappointment. The...  more »
  • My son got us in at the last minute thanks to a cancellation! Only later did I understand what an accomplishment it was that he scored tickets. We got there after a 10-15 minute walk from the train st...  more »
Google
  • A must visit experience for any whisky lover. Booking ahead for the tour is required, but it is a great experience. You are taken through the entire production process with a tasting at the end. It is conducted in Japanese with some English thrown in, but there are audio guides available. They have a great selection of local whiskies to try. The only disappointment is the limited selection to actually buy and take home
  • Make your tour reservations in advance because they will sell out! You have to book it online, you won't be able to book it there. You can still visit the museum and tasting room though. The tour was awesome, they give you 4 whiskey tastes at the end and some snacks. Learned so much about whiskey! I'm a fan of Yamazaki now.
  • I loved the tour. For non-Japanese speaking people, they have a small electronic guide for the tour. I recommend bringing headphones to plug into it. You punch in the number corresponding with the location you are at and it explains it. At the end, there is a whiskey tasting event if you are of age and are not driving. I used the Japanese website to reserve my spot on the tour. They have an English site with a phone number to call for reservations. The souvenir shop was nice. The whiskey that won recent awards internationally was not available. Bought the Yamazaki whiskey and the 17 year Hibiki after a paid taste testing in the whiskey library. 10 minute walk away from the Oyamazaki JR station. Bike parking is at the station.
  • Do go early to get hold of the yamazaki. It gets sold out very fast. They should have provide more yamazakis for the customers to purchase.
  • Great place to learn about Japanese whiskey making and it's history. They also have an extensive whiskey library, with whiskies from all around the world. They tasting room has a good selection for tasting as well.