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Suntory Distillery・Suntory Hakushu Distillery

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Interesting guided tour

For a whisky interested European visiting Japan (and Tokyo) it was well worth a 2 hour train trip... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Awesome but no aged stuff for sale

Tour was awesome but similar to what others have commented. There is no aged stuff for sale at the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
abby h
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2913-1 Torihara Hakushucho, Hokuto 408-0316, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

For a whisky interested European visiting Japan (and Tokyo) it was well worth a 2 hour train trip to the Japanese countryside, to blend in with the locals. Free shuttle bus to the distillery. We had a guided tour, with tasting afterwards. I also got...More

1  Thank ChrOslo
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The scenery is well worth it however the tour was a massive disappointment, The limited editions only available at the distillery where not available as they sold the entire collection to 1 man despite knowing several others where asking for it in the store. Then...More

2  Thank patskii
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Tour was awesome but similar to what others have commented. There is no aged stuff for sale at the store which was a real bummer. While u can't bring the bottles back, you certainly can try the aged bottles at the tasting room for a...More

2  Thank abby h
Reviewed 8 December 2017

As a whisky lover I really enjoyed this tour. It was very well put together and very informative. The location is beautiful.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This distillery is set in a beautiful forest at the foothills of a large mountain range. The tour was brilliant! The facility was impressive and even though the tour was in Japanese, they provided an English audio guide, so we missed nothing. The tour host...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The distillery tour is essential and you will be guided around the entire venue to visit different stages of whiskey making. The tour includes a tasting session and it's such a great experience to learn how to taste whiskey. Designated drivers get a non-alchoholic experience...More

Thank Vivian C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

During a business trip we had this visit in our scheduled activities and I must say was a very interesting and nice visit, we had a chance to review the history of this great brand, enjoying the astonishing nature surrounding among the impressive facilities and...More

1  Thank marcog612
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The factory tour was really fun and interesting. Total of 80mins but it goes fast and you won't even feel it. You can take pictures anywhere but no video or recording audio. It's located in the forest and very beautiful. You will have a tasting...More

Thank rikki929
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Suntory is THE biggest name in Japanese whisky, they are the ones who made Japanese whisky "a thing". While their main distillery is in Yamazaki, on the outskirts of Kyoto, the Hakushu distillery is their second one, and it was founded in 1973. Both distilleries...More

1  Thank ybouc
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Reservations necessary, but outside of the season you probably can probably get away with a short notice call. If you have to option, don't take a chance though. They have the facilities to process large number of visitors, so at peak season you probably need...More

1  Thank Raimund L
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7 June 2017|
Response from ybouc | Reviewed this property |
Hmmmm... I did not see any, unfortunately. Although this is Japan and the amount of helpful services available is often surprising, I wouldn't count on it and contact them first and ask. By email at least English should be... More
Kevin T
26 April 2016|
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Response from Bravo J | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely NOT. The public transportation system in Japan is very easy to navigate once you get the hang of it!!! You can take a direct train via JR line from Shinjuku Station to Kobuchizawa Station and take a cab from... More