Yamazaki Whisky Museum

Yamazaki Whisky Museum

The museum includes exhibits on the history of Japanese whisky as well as a shop and a tasting counter (paid).

*Reservations are required for all tours, seminars and Yamazaki Whisky Museum viewing.

'History of Japanese whisky' exhibit

This exhibit tells the story of whisky in Japan through an extensive assortment of historic items, including the desk regularly used by Shinjiro Torii as he polished his whisky-blending skills; 'Suntory Whisky Shirofuda' bottles, the first authentic whisky ever made in Japan; and contemporary video clips.

Ground/First floor

Sketch of Ground/First floor

First/Second floor

Sketch of First/Second floor

The story of the early days in business.

Various exhibits allow you to experience the path Suntory Whisky has taken since the time of Suntory's founding.

The story of craftsmen, heritage & innovation.

We introduce our whisky-making pedigree, including the attention to passion of Yamazaki Distillery, the oldest malt whisky distillery in Japan, and the little-known story of how the single malt whisky "Yamazaki" came to be. We also describe the challenges we hope to take on as we continue innovating Suntory Whisky into the future.

The story of whisky making.

You can understand the basics of the long manufacturing process needed to make whisky via the exhibits and miniature models installed along the corridors.

Whisky Library

scene of Whisky Library

scene of Whisky Library

A wall of several thousand bottles of variety of whiskies will be the highlight of your visit. A large exhibit area with a double height features the pot still and the washback that were used at the distillery for many years, giving you a sense of the living spirit of whisky-making.

Tasting Counter (paid)

scene of Tasting Counter (paid)

Tasting glasses

Including the Yamazaki Brand, some 30 varieties of whiskies from around the world are available, as well as limited editions and component whiskies unique to Yamazaki distillery.
Sample a range of whiskies, savoring the differences in their flavors, and don't miss this chance to discover the whisky of your choice.

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:45 (last order at 16:30)

    • To ensure your safety, we ask that you wait to visit the tasting counter until your tour is complete.
    • We only serve whisky straight with the volume of 15ml per shot.
    • Some domestic whiskies could be out of stock.
    • We do not stock any soft drinks or snacks in this counter.
    • In order to maintain food sanitation, we ask that visitors not bring food or drinks into the distillery.
    • Drinking and driving, and drinking before the age of 20 is prohibited by the law.
      Drivers of automobiles, motorcycles(including passengers), or bicycles are not able to drink alcohol.


    scene of Shop

    At the Yamazaki Distillery Gift Shop, we offer various products such as special glasses and whiskies from all over the world.
    In addition, items made from casks used in maturation for making Suntory whiskies are also lined up.
    Please spend a moment of bliss with our products at home. Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:45

    Goods in the shopGoods in the shop

      Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

      Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

      Basic Information

      • Tours and visit reservations
      • Confirmation or Cancel
      • Confirmation or Cancel
      * Please make sure to dial the correct number.
      (Reception hours: 10:00 - 17:00)
      Distillery name: Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
      Location: 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka
      Operating hours: 10:00 - 16:45(Last entry at 16:30)
      Closed: Over the New Year's holiday and during distillery shutdowns
      (some of which are not scheduled in advance)