Osaka Whisky Distillery and Beer Factory Tour

From USD $139.00
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Kyoto
  • Product code: PNHW1E
For all of you who enjoy the finer things in life, we have put together a most interesting and tasty tour to Japan's best whisky distillery: Yamakazi. There is no better place to try one of the world's best single malts at the place of its production. An ideal day trip to include into your holidays to Japan or perfect after a business visit to Osaka or Kyoto. 

Not only will you see the production process of Japan's finest whisky, we'll also have a look at the Suntory beer factory where you'll also get the chance to try one of Japan's top beers after your guided visit at the brewery.

Tour program:

Meet-up at Hankyu Oyamazaki Station at 10 am. After a short stroll in the neighborhood our tour at the distillery can begin, which will be followed by a visit to the Yamakazi whisky museum where you can enjoy exhibitions, visit the shop and also try the different kinds of whisky the distillery has to offer.

Now it's time to go explore the Suntory beer factory where we'll be guided through the brewing process and end our tour with a nice cold beer.

Estimated time of ending: 15.30

Yamazaki Distillery

The Yamazaki distillery was Japan’s first malt whisky distillery. Established in 1923 by Shinjro Torii, spirit first ran from the still in 1924. The buildings stand between Osaka and Kyoto, in the blissful serenity of the Valey of Yamazaki. The whisky distillery is part of the Suntory brand and houses twelve stills of three different varieties. This allows Yamazaki to produce the range of flavours necessary for Suntory’s blended whiskies. The Yamazaki Twelve Year-Old was launched in 1984 and stands as the first properly marketed single malt in Japan.

Yamazaki's products are currently exported to more than 10 countries. The United States is the biggest importer accounting for nearly 60% of exports, with China, England, and Indonesia as the next biggest importers in order.

Suntory Beer factory

The Premium Malt's is a traditional pilsner proudly made by gathering Suntory's knowledge, passion, and brewing techniques. This is a beer par excellence that gives drinkers “a floral aroma and rich, quality taste and aftertaste” thanks to carefully selected pure ingredients and exceptional brewing methods.

Tour includes:

- Professional, enthusiastic English-speaking local guide
- Entrance fee to all attended sites
- Guided tour and tasting at the distillery and brewery