Shinkansen sightseeing information

The area surrounding Sapporo, Otaru and Noboribetsu(Central Hokkaido)

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery(Yoichi)

In his pursuit of a whisky world, Masataka Taketsuru was charmed by the Yoichi town which he felt was refreshing.

Suddenly due to the influence of a television drama, Nikka Whisky started to attract people's attention.
Yoichi-cho is where the founder, Masataka Taketsuru arrived after his struggle in the pursuit of his dream of whisky production.
At the distillery, they are producing a heavy malt unblended whisky and are obsessive about the taste and aroma, his passion has been handed down and even now things remain unchanged.
As it is about 30 minutes by car from Otaru, how about going on the factory tour?

In the Yoichi distillery, now to this day they still produce whisky by coal direct fire distillation as they did long ago.
As the opportunity to tour the Yoichi factory with its unique production is limited, it is a place that you should book in advance.
In addition, if you make a guided tour reservation, you will surely be able to further realize the depth of the world of whiskey.

Address7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichicho  TEL0135-23-3131
Hours9:00 - 17:00 ClosedYear-end and New year holidays
Getting there
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. to the Hakodate Airport by bus
  3. New Chitose Airport by air
  4. JR Otaru Station
  5. about a 3-minute walk from JR Yoichi Station
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. JR Sapporo Station
  3. JR Otaru Station
  4. about a 3-minute walk from JR Yoichi Station
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