Suntory Hakushu Distillery and Suntory Natural Mineral Water Minami Alps Hakushu Plant

Other Factory Tour / Demonstration
"This malt whiskey distillery, also known as the ""Forest Distillery"", is located in the foothills of the Southern Alps approximately 20 minutes by car from Kobuchizawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. On the grounds is the ""Whiskey Museum"" where visitors can learn about the history of the birth of the single malt whiskey ""Hakushu"", and the worldwide culture of whiskey. There is also a shop that offers goods limited to the distillery, as well as restaurants and bars featuring seasonal dishes made from local produce. There is no charge for admission but reservations (at least one day in advance) are required. A factory tour (including tasting) is also available (fees apply)."

Spot details

Yamanashi Hokuto-shi Hakushucho Torihara 2913-1
9:30-16:30(Last entry16:00)
New Year's Holiday, Plant closed(Temporary closure may take place)
Tour of the venue Free
* Some Charge tours are available Please see the factory website for details.
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Not available (Designated smoking area Available)
Not available
English Menu
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of August 3, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Temporary suspension of operations:For the time being, it is closed (according to September 8, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (please contact us in advance)
Infant friendly
Yes (some tours cannot participate under the age of 20)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Excellent tour, better bar
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.10
    I love whisky distilleries and this one did not disappoint (except for one thing, to be mentioned below). The location was breathtaking, in the Japanese Southern Alps, and the tour was fantastic...
  • Excellent tour and location
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.28
    By train youll need to stop at Kobuchizawa station, we took a taxi from there down to the distillery were we waited for a tour. For a small fee we grabbed a english headset and followed our tour...
  • Great value!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.10
    Awesome afternoon. English language audio guide is informative and easy to listen to. Great value as ¥1,000 entrance fee includes tasting of 3 whiskeys, plus a Highball, plus chocolates and snacks

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