Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Shimamoto-cho

Learn about the history of and techniques employed at Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Japan's first commercial distillery. Built in 1923 outside the country's former capital Kyoto, due to the favorable climate and access to clean water, the company went on to achieve the largest market share for a single malt whiskey in Japan. In the distillery's "whiskey library" displays 7,000 bottles of unblended malt whiskey. You can also take a tour around the distillery to see the processes in action. You'll have the opportunity to try whiskeys of 18, 21, 25, and 30-year vintage, and, of course, you'll also have the opportunity to purchase your favorites in the gift shop. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Suntory Yamazaki Distillery by using our Mishima-gun day trip app .
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  • In a secluded countrytown, there is the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery. Reservations must be made in advance. There is a bar tasting of most whiskies sold at distilleries. (I sell it at a price that is almost costly.) It's the alpha and omega of distillery tours. If you're a whiskey lover, don't miss it.
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  • On a company trip, I have asked Mr. Yamazaki Distillery in Suntory to visit me. Our professional staff showed us around the house and taught us how to use barrels and their history. Of course, you can also sample your favorite Suntory Premium Malts. After the guidance was over, i took a commemorative photo and bought a ballpoint pen at the sales corner right next to the start line. Under the sales, the space like a winery made of barrels is produced. Thank you very much!
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  • Make sure to book way ahead of time. Tour is short but interesting; photos are mostly allowed. Best part is the tasting that comes at the end. Can also linger around at bar afterwords, cash bar.
  • Didn't make a booking and wasn't able to be admitted initially due to full capacity. I was approached within the free museum about an extra open space, which I happily accepted. The tour was great, and the tasting was truly something unique. Overall a great highly regarded experience, don't pass up on this if you are within the vicinity. Even so, I feel its worth travelling a far distance for.
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