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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 tour!

The reservations for the tour were fully booked on the website, but I arrived at 11 AM and they offered me an open spot. For ¥1000 it was well worthwhile. They provided English... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Jose, California, United States
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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The reservations for the tour were fully booked on the website, but I arrived at 11 AM and they offered me an open spot. For ¥1000 it was well worthwhile. They provided English audio guides for the tour and were very friendly and helpful. The property is gorgeous, we learned how different shaped stills produce slightly different spirits, and we... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely do the paid tour! By the time I wanted to book, it was all full! So... I could only check the website everyday running up to our departure to grab any cancelled spots. Luckily we got two spots for me and my husband (who is a big whisky fan). The distillery is in between Kyoto and Osaka, so can... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour with a friendly, funny tour guide. The tour's conducted in Japanese, however audio guides in English & Chinese are available. It was informative, engaging & the tasting at the end was worth the trip alone! The staff are so friendly & helpful, even helping to stow my suitcase in an office as it didn't fit in the coin... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organized tour although it was done in Japanese by the guide. English (and presumably every other foreign language) only available via audio sets. Tour participants were specifically told not to ask questions so as not to disrupt the tour. These were the points that prevented my giving this tour 5 stars. Highlight of the tour was the whisky... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here solo back in August. It was sweltering (37 plus degrees) and not ideal weather for whisky tasting. However the mission I undertook (going direct from Tokyo early morning) was well worth it. There are two options, museum only and tour and museum. Make sure you do the second as there is so much to see and experience... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience to see and taste the famous Japanese whiskey. The walking tour is about an hour and half long, we were provided with English audio guide. The only disappointing thing is we weren't able to buy this Hibiki blended one at the gift shop in time as it was sold out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pro tip: if you don't speak Japanese, bring some headphones. We were guided on the tour which was great, but the tour is 95% in Japanese. You are given a translated recording to listen to but it's hard to hear without headphones. There's so much history here and it really was a great tour. The led tasting afterwards was great,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I fell in LOVE with Japanese Whisky. Its got such subtle velvet undertones and alluring finishes that you can sip it for hours. I knew when I got to Japan, it was essential for me to go to the source of this magnificent beverage..and its conveniently located between Osaka and Kyoto. The distillery has been making Japan's famous Suntory range... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nice tour by volunteer historian. Good exhibits and nice property. Don't bring a car, there is no parking. Use transit or taxi Always fun to try three types of sake although portions for our large group were very small.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good learning experience and a good tasting experience. But youll be disappointed that you can only buy "non aged" single malt. no 12 year, no 15 year, no 18 year.

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