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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Thoroughly engaging and interesting

Wow this was such a good distillery tour. Not only do you get a guided tour, but for English... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Yamazaki Museum

The wife and visited just the museum, which we both found very interesting. I have been to several... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bush B
Yokohama, Japan
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5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was good, so was the tasting. After all, I was looking forward to buy some single malt bottles, but amazingly it was sold out. Make no sense at all. They show you all the process, and you want to bring some home, there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow this was such a good distillery tour. Not only do you get a guided tour, but for English speakers you have your own audio guide as well, then at the end you sit in the sample room where you they talk you through how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Walker1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and visited just the museum, which we both found very interesting. I have been to several distilleries and I enjoyed more. A fine selection of different whiskeys to sample, and at a fair price. To get the we used the JR line, track...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bush B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually, I'm not big into whisky, but my husband is, his favorite, Yamazaki 18. The tour was interesting and informational; and the tasting at the end of the tour was delicious and fun even for a non-whisky lover. I enjoyed learning how to make a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hkh18
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tip #1: Make reservation online Tip #2: Bring cash for whisky tastings I was really looking forward to this distillery!!! Biggest highlight of my trip! Lots of history, a gift shop, and also tasting area! HIBIKI 30 and Yamazaki 25 pouring for 30 USD each.OMG!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Well worth the time to visit and learn about the distillery, and it's history. The whisky tasking at the end of the tour was a great learning experience too. English audio service works very well too. Well worth the 1000 jpy

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 27 October 2018

My friends and I enjoyed our Yamazaki distillery visit. My Notes: - You have 2 options - a paid tour for around 1,000 yen or a free "tour." I use the word tour loosely because it basically just gives you access to the museum and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kerry A
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Made my way to the Yamazaki distillery from Osaka. Did not take the tour but booked to check out the museum and also try some whiskies. They have some whiskies available to taste by the glass which are pretty decent value for the insane prices...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdelineL774
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Well, I made it to the distillery for the museum and tasting. The tasting was fine but the overall impression was sub par, especially in a country known for being so polite. What do I mean? To start, as you order your flight of drams...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lrpmarine
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to get last minute tasting/tour tickets for the distillery as they are sold out months in advance. We arrived by train a short ride from Kyoto. As is everything in Japan it was very organized with attention to details. After the informative...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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5 December 2018|
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Response from youtraveltoo | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve online on the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery website
4 October 2018|
Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
HI When you arrive at the gate you have to check in with security, and they check you off a list before giving you a neck lanyard pass. The Japanese are generally strict on protocols like this so i suspect not. I think... More
Brad M
30 September 2018|
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Response from ninong247 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I still highly recommend going regardless of joining their tour. We self toured ourselves with their information books at our own pace and had a blast. The sampling of the Whiskey is amazing at the price.. The Whiskeys... More