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Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Great day out and tasting

The tour is in Japanese but they will provide a recording in English to follow along. The highlight... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Sendai, Japan
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Take a tour and enjoy whiskey

We really enjoyed our visit to the Nikka Distillery. Getting there was easy. If you take the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
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MIYAGIKYO Distillery. The location was selected for whisky production because of its clean air, just the right humidity for storage, and abundant underground water filtered through a layer of peat. In Yoichi, Masataka Taketsuru saw numerous...more
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1 Nikka, Aoba-ku, Sendai 989-3433, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-395-2865
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

I only gave three points, because ... it is time consuming to get there and it only interesting for whisky buffs. And even then it is only an average destillery ... Let me explain. Getting there: The destillery can be reached by bus. The bus...More

1  Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We visited the Nikka factory following our visit to the nearby Akio Onsen. Our daughter in law loves whiskey and as a native of Japan has wanted to visit this iconic factory known for its history of bringing Scottish whiskey making to Japan. The area...More

1  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Free shuttle buses run to and from the near by train station! Well worth a visit if you're staying in Sendai. The whisky is delicious and the tour has english audio.

2  Thank Matt G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The tour is in Japanese but they will provide a recording in English to follow along. The highlight of the tour of course is the tastings! Shuttle from Sakunami station and 3 generous glasses of high quality Nikka Whisky are provided (along with non alcoholic...More

4  Thank TomKXY
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Nikka Distillery. Getting there was easy. If you take the train from Sendai, be sure it is fast, direct train. On the weekends a shuttle bus is waiting to take you to the distillery. The tours are free...More

1  Thank smokeyjoe060
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It took 45 minute from jr sendai station (sendai station to sakunami station) , at sakunami station they provides free shuttle bus (4min to distillery). Tour is free ( about 45-50min), after tour whiskey test (2type of whiskey and 1 type of apple wine). There...More

1  Thank Tar T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This location is NOT geared for foreign tourists (or certainly was not when I went). It's mildly interesting if you are keen on knowing more about the history of Japanese whiskey. The tasting at the end is of course popular! My favourite part was the...More

Thank Phil_S87
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Not to easy to get to from Sendai, but a train ride and good walk will be worth it for the whisky fan. Tour is free, only in Japanse, but there is an English spoken device available. There is also a shop with a load...More

Thank Raimund L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Nikka Miyagikyo Distillery Access: We drove to the distillery from Utsunomiya after a brief stop in Yamagata. Parking was easy and access to the main tour building was very convenient. Tour Experience: During our visit, the tour was only offered in Japanese, which was expected...More

2  Thank Itzsteve
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time there. Was just in time for the distillery tour. There was some whiskey tasting after the tour, but unfortunately couldn't participate.

1  Thank Kathy S
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16 July 2018|
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Response from FrequentFlier809555 | Property representative |
Welcome tily. There are not leave luggage at Sakonami station. However We available coin locker. I am looking forward to seeing you.
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29 March 2018|
Response from FrequentFlier809555 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us. Shuttle bus is only on weekends, so please come by taxi from Aiko station (about 30 minutes), or come on foot from JR Sakanami station (about 30 minutes).
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