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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

5-2-1 Yamazaki, Mishima-gun, Shimamoto-cho 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
+81 75-962-1423
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Enjoyable morning out

We were not able to secure a reservation for a guide tour, but decided to visit the distillery in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kyoto, Japan
via mobile
Tastings but none for sale

I had a chance to stop in while on business. I was pretty excited about the opportunity and was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Clara, California
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5-2-1 Yamazaki, Mishima-gun, Shimamoto-cho 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
+81 75-962-1423
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were not able to secure a reservation for a guide tour, but decided to visit the distillery in any event. It was a short train ride and about a 15 minute walk. We were received in a very friendly manner and shown to the...More

1  Thank Gideon57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a chance to stop in while on business. I was pretty excited about the opportunity and was hoping to get a chance to go home with a bottle of my favorite. The tasting was good. I had a vertical of the 12,18 and...More

1  Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by my friend to book the tour for 2 months in advance.. and I was happy I followed the advice! It was so worth the wait.. the long walk (bout 400-500 meters from the Yamazaki station) in the hot sun weather.. Make sure that...More

Thank Anastachi R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery offers its factory tour and whiskey tasting at a reasonable price (1,000 yen only). My wife and I actually got to know interesting history of Japanese whiskey as well as enjoyed the tour. Basically, a Japanese guide led the tour, but you...More

2  Thank imufakat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Whiskey Distillery in the world, great opportunity to see the history, how it's made. Make sure you book it online in advance! Minors needs to be accompanied by adult. Whiskey tasting available at the whiskey library, purchase and taste some of...More

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

- Free area is nice and you can get whiskey tasting after - Tour needs to be PRE-BOOKED - Tour was wonderful, very informative guide & well worth my time - Tasting in the end with the tour was professional, it was like taking a...More

Thank agfang
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I had such high expectations. Unfortunately, this place took me back to reality really quickly. Why did I dislike it so much? First, a library has books and information. Not numbered bottles of whiskey. As beautiful as this space was, it was absolutely not educational....More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My partner and I REALLY wanted to do the tour but didn't get in early enough - one month out it was completely booked out over the 3 day period we could fit it in. So I'd definitely recommend booking the tour as far in...More

1  Thank Ginger_ninja_NZ
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

There was four of us that went on the tour we booked it a couple of month ahead (recomended). Two didn't drink whiskey a very informative multi language tour finished with a tasting of 4 whiskeys. All enjoyed the tour then off to the gift...More

Thank Abear88
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Took the train from Osaka n after reaching the station just follow the signage n it will get u to the distillery. We booked the tour online 2 months ahead n is recommended to avoid disappointment. The tour was worth the 1000 yen which included...More

1  Thank Keok C
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Kim W
21 March 2017|
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Response from NinoB0603 | Reviewed this property |
The actual tour of the distillery was completely sold out. We tried but wad unsuccessful. However, we were able to book museum and tasting shop.
22 January 2017|
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Response from janzzzlee | Reviewed this property |
Frankly I have no idea. Tour is mostly indoors except for a couple of parts where you need to cross a road between buildings. As the groups are usually rather small (about 30), I guess they may just provide umbrellas. Not... More
Shelly F
17 December 2016|
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Response from adamkmiec | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit of a walk. Would recommend renting a locker at the train station. It's fairly cheap. If your luggage is bigger than that, you can store it at the distillery. Just keep in mind, the walk is 10-15 minutes and on... More