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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun 046-0003, Hokkaido
+81 135-23-3131
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Good for whisky lover

Interesting to visit the Nikka Whisky Distillery. Understand that they offer guided tour, if timing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
A must see for whisky lovers

I'm not a whisky lover, but I think the tour here is interesting. The founder of the whiskey is the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Taipei, Taiwan
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--is at Lat.43 10'N.Lon.14045'E, or about the same Latitude as the middle of New York State, Toronto Canada, Vladivostok Russia. --rests about 50km west of Sapporo City in southern Hokkaido, which is the northernmost of Japan's four principal islands, and was one of the last Japanese frontiers to be developed. --has three sides surrounded by mountains, and one side on the coast (Sea of Japan). --is blessed with the things that really matter to great whisky. However, Scotch whisky captured the young man's imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky.
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“tasting room” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (12 reviews)
“free tasting” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun 046-0003, Hokkaido
+81 135-23-3131
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting to visit the Nikka Whisky Distillery. Understand that they offer guided tour, if timing is correct, would probably worth joining that. Otherwise, you can also walk around by yourself. They also offer free whisky tasting, having said that if you enjoy whisky, I would...More

Thank lkwsiy
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not a whisky lover, but I think the tour here is interesting. The founder of the whiskey is the father of Japan whisky. So tourists not only can see how they make whiskey, but can also see the history of the founder. It also...More

Thank cmchou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nikka Whisky distillery in Yoichi, is 60 km west of Sapporo. If interested in whiskey, it might be worth the trip (also the sea views during the trip are worth a stop). The distillery offers free whiskey tasting and one can visit both the...More

Thank 766Toni_S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience for whisky lovers. Although I'm not one of them, I appreciated the tour to learn a bit about the process and the history of this particular distillery. I also enjoyed their free tasting

1  Thank Juan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth a stop especially since its free but don't get your hopes up. I liked the Yamazaki distillery better. Free parking is provided. No English tours so you explore the place yourself. Doesn't take much time. There is a nice museum where you...More

Thank poopshooter
Reviewed 15 August 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, most are Japanese only. But my...More

Thank Kobjob
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We only had about an hour but still was able to tour the museum and have the free whiskey samples they offered. Interesting background of how the Nikka whiskey started. Only a 15 minute walk from Yoichi station.

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed 1 August 2017

For those who love to drink, do make it a point to visit Nikka distillery in Yoichi. Sapporo, you have to switch train from Otaru to get here. This is the birth place of the famous Nikka whisky. This distillery is quite big and there...More

Thank BL_Leo
Reviewed 29 July 2017

this is quite an educational and interesting place to visit so definitely do spend the time to come here! it'll take an hour and a bit at most. there's a free tasting at the end but if you're driving, they'll refuse to serve you alcohol!...More

Thank silverspire
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Fantastic self-guided tour, you get to walk around the facility, see the different storage rooms, and the hand-stoked furnaces. You really get to engage with the different aspects of distilling, and there are 2 places to sample the whiskeys. Highly recommend

Thank Globetrotter5389
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ellen h
13 June 2017|
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Response from sayakasaito | Property representative |
Dear Sir. Thank you for contact about the reservation. We have two type of distillery tours,the guided tours and the self-guided tours. But we are sorry that the guided tour is only Japanese. So we recommend you to look... More
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ellen h
13 June 2017|
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Response from Danny L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry couldnt help much, i drove.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Jasen | Reviewed this property |
You have 3 options: Train the JR Hakodate Line takes 24 minutes with 3 stops and costs 360¥. Bus takes 33 minutes and costs 670¥ Taxi is 20km and costs will be rather expensive, and is no quicker. I would advise yiu to buy... More