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Niseko Distillery – Expo 2025: Live to Travel, Travel to Live

Niseko Distillery

Niseko is a world-renowned snow resort blessed with beautiful natural surroundings, including Mt. Yotei and Mt. Niseko Annupuri, as well as high-quality soft water. Niseko Distillery, established in 2021, aims to harmonize with this cherished local environment and create its own unique whisky. In order to cater to the snow resort’s unique tourism demands, the facility features a bar counter and shop, offering not only products but also tours that introduce the whisky-making process.

Local insights

Drawing on the experience of Tomomi Hayashi, the former Vice Mayor of Niseko Town, the company prioritizes active engagement with the community by participating in various events, such as local markets and marathon competitions.

Niseko Distillery and Expo 2025

By learning about whisky-making that harmonizes with local nature, you can better understand the culture of alcohol and gastronomy, which contributes to the Expo theme, "Empowering Lives."

Q1: How does this attraction bring tourists and locals together?

A: At the Niseko Distillery, we value the interaction between tourists, local residents, and businesses through guided tours and events. Our events, such as adult exploration tours, concerts, and craft demonstrations, serve as platforms to showcase the region's charm and local specialties. Moreover, we actively participate in local events like marathons and markets to contribute to the community's vitality and foster connections with people from both domestic and international backgrounds.

Q2: What kind of impressions have you got from visitors?

A: We have received a lot of feedback from our visitors expressing interest in the local sake production process. Many appreciate our commitment to the local community. Some guests find the tasting experience particularly enjoyable and stimulating after learning about the process. It's truly heartening to see everyone having such a meaningful time at our distillery.

Q3: Any message for visitors planning to see Expo 2025?

A: Hokkaido's Niseko is a spectacular region renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty throughout the four seasons. With abundant outdoor and indoor activities and a variety of hot springs offering different mineral compositions, it stands as a major resort destination. We invite you to visit Niseko Distillery and experience it firsthand.

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