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Nikka Whisky Hokkaido Factory Yoichi Distilleryニッカウヰスキー 余市蒸溜所

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The first Nikka Whisky distillery built in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru who after visiting Scotland became the first Japanese person to master the whisky manufacturing process. Here you can come and see for yourself the whole distillery process. Inside the distillery you can find many things of interest such as displays on the history of whisky and its manufacturing process, a whisky museum where you can sample some whisky for yourself, and you can also see the former residence of Masataka Taketsuru which was originally in Yamada Town in the suburbs of Yoichi Town but dismantled and rebuilt here in the distillery. There are nine buildings on the distillery premises which have been designated as tangible cultural assets of Japan such as the distillation building and the first whisky storehouse.


Hokkaido Yoichigunyoichichou Kurokawachou 7-6

phone 0135233131

[Visit Hours] 9:00-17:00
[Guided visit] 9:00-12:00/13:00-15:30 (every week:00:30 minutes, final information 15:30)

Review of Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/13 Interesting tour, fun to taste the whisky
If you are English speaking you can do a self guided tour. Each stop has a video with an English option. I didn’t know much about how whisky is made and learned quite a bit. The guided tours are...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 Cosy Place
Cosy environment. Tour provided in Japanese language but TV show provide subtitles. 3 free cup of whisky taste for free and also may pay a small amount fees for other whisky sample. Women prefer...
Reviewed:2018/09/28 Entry is gratis, whisky is smooth
We took the train to Joichi from downtown Sapporo, the trip takes around an hour with god connections. When you detrain, look straight ahead for a double-arched gate and a building with a red...

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[Visit Hours] 9:00-17:00
[Guided visit] 9:00-12:00/13:00-15:30 (every week:00:30 minutes, final information 15:30)
New Year's Holiday
[Study Fee] Free
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