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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

5-2-1 Yamazaki, Mishima-gun, Shimamoto-cho 618-0001, Osaka Prefecture
+81 75-962-1423
Review Highlights
Very interesting for whisky lovers

My partner and I REALLY wanted to do the tour but didn't get in early enough - one month out it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Great Visit Worth Doing

There was four of us that went on the tour we booked it a couple of month ahead (recomended). Two... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Keok C
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My son got us in at the last minute thanks to a cancellation! Only later did I understand what an accomplishment it was that he scored tickets. We got there after a 10-15 minute walk from the train station. Tour began in the Visitor Center,...More

Thank Deewigi
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Better than the Wonka Factory. Getting a reservation on the one day we had to spend traveling from Kyoto to Osaka was like finding that golden ticket! I had a wonderful time at the paid tour with free tasting at the end. The smells are...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 9 May 2017

a definite highlight of my trip to Japan was a visit to the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery! first, you need to make reservations if you want to take the distillery tour. reservations open up 2 months in advance so plan accordingly. it's easy to make your...More

Thank kristin_chin
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I was gagging to go here but despite trying to book a tour 2 months before I never managed to get on it. We went anyway and I satisfied myself with wandering around, checking out the museum and having a couple of drams in the...More

Thank BigSpo
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We made a quick stop over to visit the Yamazaki Distillery on our way to Osaka from Kyoto. We booked the self-guided museum tour in advance. When we arrived, we picked up our badge and off we went. The tour is self was pretty cool....More

Thank Neal A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We booked our tour well in advance - months in advance - basically as soon as the website opened the period we were visiting for reservations. Kids aren't allowed on the tour, but they can hang out in the lobby/museum area. The tour is very...More

Thank gellyrole
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the distillery without a tour because even though we tried to book 6 weeks out, there were no reservations available over the three day range that we are in Kyoto. We did the next best thing; book for the museum. We were really...More

1  Thank Xin J
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Kim W
So you just kept checking the online website for reservations? Did you try calling? The date that I want is already booked up in May, so I was thinking about calling....Let me know your booking experience! It'd be helpful! Thanks!!
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.
If your tour gets cancelled due to bad weather what happens to your reservation?
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
I plan to bring my rolling luggage with me from the train station to the distillery. How difficult is the 10 minute walk from the station to the distillery with the luggage. Where can I store my luggage during the tour? How much will it cost?
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