[From February Issue 2015]
This is the first malt whiskey distillery to be constructed in Japan. One of the whiskeys manufactured here is “Single Malt Whiskey Yamazaki” which has received awards at various alcoholic beverage competitions around the world. A guided tour (free of charge, reservations required) explains the whiskey making process and attracts many visitors. At the Whiskey Museum you can taste about 100 different brands of whiskeys, including rare unblended whiskeys and limited edition whiskeys, for a fee.
Access: 10 minutes’ walk from Yamazaki Station of JR Kyoto Line or Oyamazaki Station of Hankyu Kyoto Line
Yamazaki Whiskey Museum
Opening hours: From 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Last admission: 4:00 p.m.)
Yamazaki Distillery Guided Tours
begin every 60 minutes from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays.
On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays they begin every 30 minutes from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
An audio guide is available in English, Chinese and French.
Admittance: Free of charge
Closing days: Year-end and New Year holidays, factory holidays (and during temporary closures)