Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

- サントリー山崎蒸溜所 -
Traveler Friendly
This place is visited by many tourists so they have no problem serving you in English. The exhibitions also have explanations in English by the Japanese text, and they even have audio guides for the tour.
Information
Japanese(some signs are in English)
Languages spoken
Japanese
551 14 7.7 1 reviews
Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

- サントリー山崎蒸溜所 -
Traveler Friendly
This place is visited by many tourists so they have no problem serving you in English. The exhibitions also have explanations in English by the Japanese text, and they even have audio guides for the tour.
Information
Japanese(some signs are in English)
Languages spoken
Japanese
551 14 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
See how Japanese whisky is made at Suntory Yamazaki Distillery!
You can find the oldest malt whisky distillery in Japan, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, on the foot of Mount Tennozan in south-western Kyoto. The distillery is a 15 to 20-minute train ride away from Kyoto Station, and a 10-minute walk from JR Yamazaki or a 10-minute walk from Hankyu Oyamazaki Station. At the distillery, you can take part in a guided tour for an extra fee, and by the end of this tour, you also get to try the distillery’s famous Yamazaki Single Malt whisky. You have to make a reservation for this very popular tour, and it is something that has already become a must-go in Japan for whisky lovers. Besides the tour you can also get to see the Yamazaki Whisky Museum which contains the museum, shop, and the tasting counter (paid), so the Yamazaki experience can also be enjoyed by those who are new to whisky. This place gives you a chance to experience firsthand the history, craftsmanship, and the continuous innovation of Suntory.
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Details
Open Hours
Operating hours: 10:00 - 16:45 (Last entry at 16:30)
Reservations
Required. *Reservations can be made three months in advance, including the current month. Every 1st of the month reservations start for two months in advance.
Closed
Closed for the New Year’s holidays and for distillery shutdowns.
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted. *Credit cards are only accepted at the Yamazaki Distillery Gift Shop.
Persons under 20 or those with children cannot participate. You can taste whisky during the tour so please use public transport when going to the distillery.
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