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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-gun, Yoichi-cho 046-0003, Hokkaido
+81 135-23-3131
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A nice leisurely afternoon visit to the Nikka Whiskey Distillery in Yoichi

Across the street from the Dormy Premium Inn in Otaru, we jumped on a public bus to Yoichi to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
A must for whiskey lovers

Great tour if you speak Japanese. If you speak other languages, they offer an electronic tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg A
LaPorte City, United States
via mobile
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--is at Lat.43 10'N.Lon.14045'E, or about the same Latitude as the middle of New York State, Toronto Canada, Vladivostok Russia. --rests about 50km west of Sapporo City in southern Hokkaido, which is the northernmost of Japan's four principal islands, and was one of the last Japanese frontiers to be developed. --has three sides surrounded by mountains, and one side on the coast (Sea of Japan). --is blessed with the things that really matter to great whisky. However, Scotch whisky captured the young man's imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-gun, Yoichi-cho 046-0003, Hokkaido
+81 135-23-3131
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Across the street from the Dormy Premium Inn in Otaru, we jumped on a public bus to Yoichi to visit the Nikka Whiskey Distillery. Unknowingly we boarded the "express" so our bus ride was about 35 minutes with a half a block walk to Nikka's...More

Thank brown4866
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour if you speak Japanese. If you speak other languages, they offer an electronic tour guide that you listen to as they tour. The electronic guide is nice but each clip is 30 seconds or so and the guide stops at areas other then...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If one is a lover of single malt and other whiskies then this has to be on their bucket list when visiting Hokkaido. We didn't take a guided tour and walked through the distillery and its various sections by ourselves. What interested me was that...More

Thank Pankaj M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there wasn't a tour in English, the walk around the museum and compound, tasting etc was already well worth the tour...it left me wishing i had more time.

Thank stanleyangbk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip from Sapporo to Yoichi is rather long with a stop and transfer in Otaru. I had my doubts because we are not whisky drinkers particularly because it was a haul. However, we were both pleasantly surprised upon arrival into Yoichi, which is a...More

Thank franthecat2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an really good afternoon at the Nikka whiskey distillery in Yoichi yesterday afternoon, the weather wasn't great so we decided to do Somtjing indoors and visited with our son and his girlfriend who live in nearby Niseko. Really informative, bilingual info boards (Japanese...More

Thank Thebates22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited in May, the weather was perfect, not so hot or cold, we really enjoyed the guided tour included the whiskey sampling and shopping, they have a huge blooming wonderful garden too, it took 30 mins walk.

Thank Chihuahuans55
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I had an enjoyable afternoon at Nikka Whisky Distillery, needed to fill out a form before heading to wine tasting. Nikka wine was really really nice, highly recommended!

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

If your planning to visit Otaru (a great place to visit outside of Sapporo), then make sure you plan to visit the Nikka Whisky Distillery in Yoichi. The place itself is great to see with the history of the pioneer whisky maker in Japan and...More

1  Thank Louie C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

If you need tour guide, call and book early and in advance. Free whisky for 3 kinds of whisky, you can also try a 5 year aged and 10 year aged, at a fee.

Thank Danny L
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ellen h
We would like to book a tour for 3 people on July 31,2017 around 10:10 Am. If we are able to take a train from Otaru station we should arrive at Yoichi at 10:02 and I think it might take a few minutes to get to you. We speak english and would also like to sample the whiskey. Can you advise if it will be difficult to get train back to otaku? thank you
14 June 2017|
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Response from sayakasaito | Property representative |
Dear Sir. Thank you for contact about the reservation. We have two type of distillery tours,the guided tours and the self-guided tours. But we are sorry that the guided tour is only Japanese. So we recommend you to look... More
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ellen h
how hard to transfer from jr hakodate line to otaru to jr hakodate line to yoichi in otaru train station. also is it hard to board train back from yoichi if you do not read japanese 0 seconds ago
14 June 2017|
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Response from Danny L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry couldnt help much, i drove.
How do I get there from the port in Otaru? Is it possible using public transportation or is there another method? We are on a cruise and would like to visit if possible
28 May 2017|
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Response from Jasen | Reviewed this property |
You have 3 options: Train the JR Hakodate Line takes 24 minutes with 3 stops and costs 360¥. Bus takes 33 minutes and costs 670¥ Taxi is 20km and costs will be rather expensive, and is no quicker. I would advise yiu to buy... More