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Suntory Hakushu Distillery

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Address: 2913-1 Torihara Hakushucho, Hokuto 408-0316, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 551-35-2211

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Great day trip amonst beautiful scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 there. The tour was very informative, with english audio tour available. The site is really... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 tour was in Japanese but they provided English audio guides which worked fine. The whiskey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you can enjoy some of the premium whisky.

Thank Adam K
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you will be issued a lanyard and wont be able to drink. It's easy enough... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 will book a return taxi for you. The distillery is set in beautiful forest setting... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of this. Once in the distillery you will be hit by the warm sweet aromas... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 I feel about the HIBIKI ... the Yamazaki ... it was GOOD ... but nothing... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I had visited here as a company one day trip from Tokyo. It was very interesting and unforgettable experience. Staffs working here were extremely warm hearted, friendly, kind and hospitable. From restaurant to shop all the way their service mind is everywhere. Location is also exclusive. Only a few hours from center of Tokyo, we can find peace and wonderful... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Situated within a forested mountainous region of Kobuchizawa, the Hakushu is not only a haven for whisky lovers to enjoy its distillery tour, but also for those who enjoy being close to nature and scenic views. Excellent place to consider going as a day trip from Tokyo.

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