Yamazaki Distillery

star4.6 · flag20
placeJapan, 〒618-0001 Ōsaka-fu, Mishima-gun, Shimamoto-chō, 島本町Yamazaki, 5 Chome−5−2−1
phone+81 75-962-1423


Leng Kiat Tan

Tip1: While it is true you need to make reservation months ahead, it is also true that such advance reservation may be cancelled nearer the date. Therefore keep checking the online reservation in the days leading up to your trip and you may just be able to snag a spot or two and get on to the tour -- I did the tour on a Tuesday and secured it the day before on a Monday morning. Tip2: Bring your own earphones if you don't want to hold the translator device up against your ear the entire tour. Tip3: Arrive 30-60 min before start of the tour to give yourself time to view the museum exhibits and the gift shop. Tip4: Bring cash for tour fee and additional tasting fee; only gift shop accepts credit cards. Tip5: Have some food before start of tour...you'll be getting 4 shots of whiskey as part of the tasting including in the tour and you don't want that on an empty stomach. The distillery doesn't sell food; just snacks from the gift shop. Enjoy what I believe is a very good value-for-money tour!

Jeff Olson

The best price and experience money could buy. Definitely get the tour but they tend to reserve far out which has changed within a year. At least 3 months to get your desired time. Bring at least ¥10000 for the bar after the gift shop to purchase shots of your favorite and rare whiskys. The gift shop accept credit card but the bar does not. Hence the cash. Enjoy!

Rachel Pacheco

Very nice tour and tasting. Approximately $10. We were lucky enough to snag a reservation for two a few days before. Very easy to get to from Kyoto. The nicest people ever, English audio guide was useful. Highly recommend!


You have to walk 15min from the station but if you like whiskey, it doesn't matter. souvenir is available and also have tour program to let you know the process of Yamazaki whiskey. tasting is possible too but when I visited, popular whiskeys were out of stock. like yamazaki 25.

Jason Crater

Amazing whisky and only ~$10 for a tour and tasting!! Very nice facility and beautiful grounds. They give little handheld devices to follow along for non-Japanese speakers. Definitely worth the trip from Kyoto.

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