Nikka Whisky Factory Tour In Yoichi(ニッカウヰスキー余市蒸留所)

This place is written as [ニッカウヰスキー余市蒸留所] in Japanese.

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, is the leading person of Japanese Whisky. He studied abroad to Scotland for making whisky. This is the first factory he built in Japan. The factory tour with a guide is very nice and interesting. If you go to Nikka, you should take part in a tour. It takes about 30 minutes and tasting a couple of glass whisky in the end of the tour. 

The first bottle of Nikka whiskey
The first bottle of Nikka whiskey


Nikka Whiskey
Nikka Whiskey

Guided distillery tours

A Japanese-speaking guide will kindly introduce you to the whisky manufacturing process, the history of Nikka Whisky and more. Guided tour hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tours are conducted every 30 minutes.
  • No English guided tours are available.
  • Facilities on the tour are open until 5:00 p.m. After completion of the guided tour,visitors are welcome to continue viewing the facilities until closing time.

Self-guided distillery tours

Visitors may explore the facilities freely with the use of a guide map. Guided tour hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • A distillery tour pamphlet will be distributed to visitors upon arrival. Visitors may tour the facilities freely at their own pace while referring to the guide map inside the pamphlet.


  • Hokkaido Yoichigun Yoichimachi Kurokawacho 7-6 Japan
  • Phone : +81 135 23 3131
  • Fax : +81 135 23 2202



  • Chitose Air Port: 2h30
  • Sapporo: 1h30 (high way)
  • Otaru: 30min
  • Iwanai: 1h – 1h30
  • Shakotan: 40min – 1h

JR:to JR Yoichi Station

  • Chitose Air Port: 1h30
  • Sapporo: 1h
  • Otaru: 30min
  • 2-3min walking from Yoichi Station

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