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Savor the Taste and History of Japanese Whisky


Nikka’s Yoichi Distillery: Insights for those who love the golden nectar


Nikka is one of Japan’s foremost whisky producers. This tour takes you to where it all began nearly a century ago.


Nikka’s Yoichi distillery stands at the northern base of Hokkaido’s Shakotan Peninsula, with its fascinating rock formations. Masataku Taketsuru, the father of whisky in Japan, founded his first independent distillery here in 1934, believing it was the place in Japan most like Scotland where he had trained. 



Tour Nikka’s Yoichi distillery to see firsthand how whisky is made, then visit the museum to explore the history of whisky production inside and outside Japan. Taketsuru’s residence has also been preserved as a piece of Japanese distilling history. Round off your tour with a wee dram or two of Nikka’s smooth products.


From Tokyo Haneda Airport, fly to New Chitose Airport in Sapporo. From New Chitose Airport, take the airport express to Sapporo Station (about 40 minutes), then the Hakodate line to Yoichi Station (about 65 minutes).



The Nikka Whisky Distilling


7-6 Kurokawa-chō, Yoichi, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido




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