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Suntory Hakushu Distillery

2913-1 Torihara Hakushucho, Hokuto 408-0316, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 551-35-2211
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Great experience

During a business trip we had this visit in our scheduled activities and I must say was a very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Santiago, Chile
Reservation required for factory tour!!

The factory tour was really fun and interesting. Total of 80mins but it goes fast and you won't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yokosuka, Japan
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3 weeks ago
“Great experience”
3 weeks ago
“Reservation required for factory tour!!”
2913-1 Torihara Hakushucho, Hokuto 408-0316, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 551-35-2211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank marcog612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Raimund L
Reviewed 13 November 2016

As big fans of japanese whisky, we could not miss the opportunity to head out to the hakashu distillery. It was a day trip from Tokyo, about $100 AUD for the return JR train, and only about $12AUD for the tour itself once we got...More

Thank JubileeBelle
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My dad is a big Scotch fan so when my parents came for a visit we drove them to the Suntory Hakushu Distillery for a tour and whiskey tasting. The distillery is nestled in the southern Japanese Alps, surrounded by trees and running water. The...More

1  Thank LS805
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing place nested in the mountain ranges of Yamanashi. Tour was very informative about whisky. I would of loved if we could go into the distillation room. We got to try some whiskies at the end. Plus there is a bar after the tour which...More

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I had around one and half hours factory trip and tasting time, had lots of finding about Japanese whiskey. I bought lots of whiskey bottles as souvenir, smells and tastes very good.

Thank Kentaro K
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I'm a massive fan of Japanese whisky and couldn't wait to visit the Hakushu Distillery in Japan! Firstly, you need to book online on the first day of the month you wish to go as tours frequently get booked out. Also if you drive there...More

2  Thank casperluc
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Having always been a "Scottish" drinker I was very keen to try this world renown whiskey and it didn't disappoint. We traveled from Tokyo to Kobuchizawa Station on the Chuo Line, then caught a taxi to the Distillery (Y1000). Very quick and easy. The office...More

1  Thank Greg H
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I plan to visit the distillery upon arrival at Kobuchizawa station and take a taxi there with my luggage. Then after the visit, take a taxi to my hotel for check-in. Do you know if there are lockers available where I can deposit my luggage? Thanks!
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
Is it difficult to get here from Shinjuku station?
26 April 2016|
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
I'm planning on getting off at the kobuchizawa station. Is there any bus service or taxi service that would be able to take me there? Thanks!!
21 February 2016|
Response from Bravo J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I'm not sure about bus service ~ but taxis are readily available right outside the station. We took a cab there and back. 15-20 minutes before you are ready to leave the distillery, have the employee call a cab for... More