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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
+81 75-962-1423
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Book online early + Great tastings

You'll need to make an online reservation early to secure a spot for either a guided tour (fee) of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Angie F
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Very educational and fun tour. Learned alot.

I do not drink at all. But I have to say, the creation of alcohol and the history amuses me. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
+81 75-962-1423
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You'll need to make an online reservation early to secure a spot for either a guided tour (fee) of the processing facility or an unguided tour (free) of the whiskey museum. The website is English friendly and easy to navigate! I wouldn't try walking in...More

1  Thank Angie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do not drink at all. But I have to say, the creation of alcohol and the history amuses me. So I took the tour. They had the audio track in English and the tour went around the whole factory. The tour guide was kind...More

Thank victorcyho
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled from Kyoto to Yamazaki for the tour which with the tasting lesson was $10. Reservations are encouraged. The tour of the distillery was interesting especially the history. The distillery was immaculate. Though the narrator spoke Japanese, the was English translation by a handheld device....More

2  Thank Stan N
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very educational about whiskey production. One does not have to be a whiskey lover. It is one of the best $10 activities one can experience in Japan. Tour/Presentation was excellent, high quality, as whiskies they produce.

1  Thank HITOMI M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a must see if you are a whisky lover, particularly if you prefer Japanese whisky. It's just a 35 minute train ride from Kyoto and a short walk through the interesting and charming town of Oyamazaki. The distillery offers tours twice a day...More

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This tour was great. I booked a 1450 tour and arrived at about 1400. This gave me time to tour the little museum, snap some pics of the whisky "library," and relax before the tour and drink some free water. The tour was mostly delivered...More

1  Thank travelwiz13
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were not able to secure a reservation for a guide tour, but decided to visit the distillery in any event. It was a short train ride and about a 15 minute walk. We were received in a very friendly manner and shown to the...More

1  Thank Gideon57
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I had a chance to stop in while on business. I was pretty excited about the opportunity and was hoping to get a chance to go home with a bottle of my favorite. The tasting was good. I had a vertical of the 12,18 and...More

2  Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Recommended by my friend to book the tour for 2 months in advance.. and I was happy I followed the advice! It was so worth the wait.. the long walk (bout 400-500 meters from the Yamazaki station) in the hot sun weather.. Make sure that...More

Thank Anastachi R
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery offers its factory tour and whiskey tasting at a reasonable price (1,000 yen only). My wife and I actually got to know interesting history of Japanese whiskey as well as enjoyed the tour. Basically, a Japanese guide led the tour, but you...More

2  Thank imufakat
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Keok C | Reviewed this property |
Yes I didn't see any kids too.
Kim W
20 March 2017|
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Response from NinoB0603 | Reviewed this property |
The actual tour of the distillery was completely sold out. We tried but wad unsuccessful. However, we were able to book museum and tasting shop.