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Suntory Hakushu Distillery

2913-1 Torihara Hakushucho, Hokuto 408-0316, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 551-35-2211
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A must if you are a fan of Japanese whisky!

Suntory is THE biggest name in Japanese whisky, they are the ones who made Japanese whisky "a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Montreal, Canada
Must-see in Hokuto

Reservations necessary, but outside of the season you probably can probably get away with a short... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Raimund L
Hengelo, The Netherlands
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“A must if you are a fan of Japanese whisky!”
15 Apr 2017
“Must-see in Hokuto”
2913-1 Torihara Hakushucho, Hokuto 408-0316, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 551-35-2211
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Reviewed yesterday

Suntory is THE biggest name in Japanese whisky, they are the ones who made Japanese whisky "a thing". While their main distillery is in Yamazaki, on the outskirts of Kyoto, the Hakushu distillery is their second one, and it was founded in 1973. Both distilleries...More

Thank ybouc
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Reservations necessary, but outside of the season you probably can probably get away with a short notice call. If you have to option, don't take a chance though. They have the facilities to process large number of visitors, so at peak season you probably need...More

Thank Raimund L
Reviewed 12 November 2016

As big fans of japanese whisky, we could not miss the opportunity to head out to the hakashu distillery. It was a day trip from Tokyo, about $100 AUD for the return JR train, and only about $12AUD for the tour itself once we got...More

Thank JubileeBelle
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My dad is a big Scotch fan so when my parents came for a visit we drove them to the Suntory Hakushu Distillery for a tour and whiskey tasting. The distillery is nestled in the southern Japanese Alps, surrounded by trees and running water. The...More

1  Thank LS805
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing place nested in the mountain ranges of Yamanashi. Tour was very informative about whisky. I would of loved if we could go into the distillation room. We got to try some whiskies at the end. Plus there is a bar after the tour which...More

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I had around one and half hours factory trip and tasting time, had lots of finding about Japanese whiskey. I bought lots of whiskey bottles as souvenir, smells and tastes very good.

Thank Kentaro K
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I'm a massive fan of Japanese whisky and couldn't wait to visit the Hakushu Distillery in Japan! Firstly, you need to book online on the first day of the month you wish to go as tours frequently get booked out. Also if you drive there...More

2  Thank casperluc
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Having always been a "Scottish" drinker I was very keen to try this world renown whiskey and it didn't disappoint. We traveled from Tokyo to Kobuchizawa Station on the Chuo Line, then caught a taxi to the Distillery (Y1000). Very quick and easy. The office...More

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I don't drink but enjoyed the tour thoroughly. The distillery is set in a lovely wooded setting. The air is as fresh as can be and birds were chirping away. The short walk from the car park to the distillery and back is enjoyable because...More

1  Thank theworldmyoyester
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Can't find HIBIKI 30 anywhere in the U.S. so I'm glad we splurged on the tasting. :) I'm not a whiskey aficianado ... but IF I were ... HIBIKI 30 would be my GO TO drink!!! The Yamazaki ... well ... you already know how...More

1  Thank Bravo J
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Kevin T
Is it difficult to get here from Shinjuku station?
26 April 2016|
Response from Bravo J | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely NOT. The public transportation system in Japan is very easy to navigate once you get the hang of it!!! You can take a direct train via JR line from Shinjuku Station to Kobuchizawa Station and take a cab from... More
I'm planning on getting off at the kobuchizawa station. Is there any bus service or taxi service that would be able to take me there? Thanks!!
21 February 2016|
Response from Bravo J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I'm not sure about bus service ~ but taxis are readily available right outside the station. We took a cab there and back. 15-20 minutes before you are ready to leave the distillery, have the employee call a cab for... More