Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Yoichi-cho

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Liquor aficionados should not miss a tour of Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, the main distillery of the famous Japanese whisky maker. Built in 1934, the distillery was founded by Taketsuru Masataka, who also established the Japanese whisky industry as a whole. On a tour of the historic complex, you can see the whisky-production process first-hand and visit the museum to learn about the company’s history. After the tour, sample the different malts and blends, try the delicious apple wine, or visit the gift shop for a souvenir. Take a look at our Yoichi-cho vacation planner to schedule your visit to Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 15, 2017
    To move to the city the next day after their stay at Otaru, and visited. Finished the tour of the small 1-hour free of charge, whisky tasting at the restaurant. There are three taketsuru, Super Nikka, Apple wine, but still delicious taketsuru! After tasting the rapidly changing weather conditions, was like a typhoon was downstairs.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Quite a long drive from sapporo city and nothing there. Was expect a great tour with a lot of aged whiskey at souvenir shop. The space was great, big and real. Not a lot of english board and speaking,...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    And or I'll stop by whisky is too much choice is not much trouble came to the city. I enjoyed the Museum is free of charge and last tasting until you let me. Elegant is the scent of whiskey.
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  • May 13, 2017
    Not a whiskey lover but my wife is, so we made the journey to Yoichi JR Train. It will help to know the train schedule to Yoichi station if you're going by train, as the train is not very frequent. If you're coming from Sapporo, you need to get off at Otaru and then change to the local train towards Yoichi. We left our baggage at the waiting room, there are lockers there and rental is 100 Yen each (you can get the coin back when you return the locker key) That said the journey was worth it. Guided tours are only in Japanese. For English, you've to go on a self guided tour. At the end, you get the try 3 types of their whiskey (for free!), and they even have instructions on how to let it taste their best. Nice gift shop too :)
  • June 12, 2017
    I visited here in a coverage purpose. I was able to know the whiskey by the guidance of the expert more. I inspected the heating with the traditional coal which I continued since the establishment of a business. The true genuine article experienced that I could do it in this way. The origin of the Japanese whiskey passing in the world is in this distillery.
  • March 15, 2017
    Tours of the factory for English speaking guests are self guided. After you've had a look around you can head to the tasting room for 3 free samples. They also have a paid tasting room which you can try some of there other whiskeys.
  • June 11, 2017
    Do the free tasting, see what they have for limited run whiskey in the gift shop, but go to the paid tasting room in the whiskey museum before you buy so you can taste them. Then go to the grocery store down the street to buy the whiskey, because its cheaper than buying it at the distillery.
  • July 12, 2017
    Nice place to visit and free Whisky sampling tasted,Recommend to come👍🏻

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