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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
+81 75-962-1423
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Definitely prebook the guided tour!

We enjoyed our visit to the Yamazaki Distillery. It's in a very picturesque town that's very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
overthecascade
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Boston, Massachusetts
What a treat!

A huge fan of Japanese whiskey. Tour to the distillery is highly recommended to all Japanese... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pheweet139
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“suntory” (35 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 75-962-1423
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Yamazaki Distillery. It's in a very picturesque town that's very accessible by public transit. The grounds of the distillery are beautiful as well. We booked our tour on their website a month in advance and I would strongly recommend...More

1  Thank overthecascade
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge fan of Japanese whiskey. Tour to the distillery is highly recommended to all Japanese whiskey lovers. Book ahead. There’s whiskey tasting and a lesson in making the perfect Highball! If only we were allowed to purchase more Yamazaki whiskey 🥃.

Thank pheweet139
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We booked the tour on the Yamazaki distillery website a month in advance to be assured of the day and time of visit. Getting there from Kyoto station, using the local JR line was a short 15 min commute. From the Yamazaki station we took...More

2  Thank c2chen
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Some of you might get very disappointed or some might think candy store. We decided to stop by and see what's being offer. We did not book any tour and the self tour was good enough for us. The overall display and history just right...More

2  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Book early if you want a tour. But the trip is definitely worth it even without the tour. The Whiskey LIbrary is beautiful, and the highlight is the opportunity to taste the wide variety of top notch Japanese whiskey. The gift shop is great -...More

Thank DrLincoln
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Was really excited to visit & wasn’t disappointed by the museum or the tasting. The location of the distillery is majestic & easily rivals the beauty of any of the Scottish Distillery’s we’ve visited. Only downside was the selection on offer in the shop. Rather...More

Thank Chad B
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Since there are so many visitors it is difficult to book at tour around the distillery, but it is a most of you visit this place. The guided tour is very interesting and at the end there is a whiskey tasting, which is well explained.

Thank seven39
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you are in Osaka, or Japan in general, you MUST go here and check out all their whiskey. I love whiskey, and this distillery will allow you to taste their most expensive aged bottles at a much cheaper price than you'd probably see in...More

1  Thank Steven F
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I don't want to give it 5 stars especially since I cannot even buy the Yamazaki 12yrs/18yrs whisky here!!!

1  Thank wmhtet
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour around the distilery, with a great tasting afterwards. Theu explain everything about the tasting proces.

Thank niels h
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puahph
15 June 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Age Must be 20 years old or more.* Persons under the age of 20 and persons taking children are unable to participate.
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Jaime C
11 June 2018|
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Response from TomLizTravels | Reviewed this property |
My guess is that ‘teenagers’ will NOT be allowed to join the tour. The tastings at the end of the tour are a key element of the experience, hence the age restrictions applied.
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Rudy R
31 January 2018|
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Response from Nonnapn | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unfortunately you will not be able to get on a tour but you can try and visit the small museum and the tasting room where you can try the different whisky blends and single malts. I guess you can also get in to the small... More
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