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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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
Nikka Miyagikyo Distillery
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.
During our visit, the tour was only offered in Japanese, which was expected...More