How to enjoy the distillery

Enjoy two possible options: the "Yamazaki Whisky Museum viewing (no viewing of production process/ Free)" and the "Yamazaki Distillery Tour (Paid)," including a tour of the distillery itself as well as whisky tasting.

Enjoy Yamazaki Whisky Museum at your own pace * No viewing of the production process * No tour conducted by guide staff

Take Yamazaki Distillery Tour (paid) and visit the production area. * Viewing of the production process is included * Tours are conducted by guide staff * Yamazaki Whisky Museum viewing is included

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Yamazaki Whisky Museum

Enjoy Yamazaki Whisky Museum at your own pace.

* No viewing of the production process.
* No tour conducted by guide staff.
* Reservations are required.

Enjoy Yamazaki Whisky Museum exhibits, museum shop, and the tasting counter (paid) at your own pace.

  • Visit "The story of the early days in business" exhibit

    Various exhibits allow you to experience the path Suntory Whisky has taken since the time of Suntory's founding.
  • Visit "The story of craftsmen, heritage & innovation" exhibit

    We introduce our dedication to whisky-making 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.
  • Enjoy whisky at the tasting counter (paid)

    In addition to whiskies from around the world, you can enjoy rare whiskies and limited editions.
  • Buy souvenirs at the shop

    At the Yamazaki distillery gift shop, we offer various products made of materials of the maturation barrels.
    *Due to unstable supply and running stock of our Japanese whiskies(including single malt whiskey Yamazaki distillery limited), it may be sold out.
    *Tours and shops are closed for the time being. We will inform you about the reopening on this website.

about Yamazaki Whisky Museum

Enjoying the Distillery, version 2

a staff of Yamazaki Whisky Museum

Take Yamazaki Distillery Tour (paid) and visit the production area.

* Viewing of the production process is included.
* Tours are conducted by guide staff.
* You can also enjoy Yamazaki Whisky Museum viewing.
* Reservations are required.

With staff guidance, visit the whisky production area and enjoy tasting of the Yamazaki component whiskies.

  • Tour starts with the explanation of the whisky production process.

    Using the miniature model set up at the start of the tour, guide staff will explain the process of making malt whisky.
  • Visit the whisky production area (1)

    Observe the actual production process and experience for yourself what's important at Yamazaki Distillery. Don't miss seeing the various forms of whisky made at each step of the process!
  • Visit the whisky production area (2)

    Guides will explain the process by which, in the warehouse, the distilled malt whisky is divided among various casks for maturation (aging).
  • Get to know Yamazaki through your tastebuds

    Try tasting Yamazaki component whiskies, unique to the distillery, and experience the rich and subtle flavor of the single malt whisky "Yamazaki."
  • Yamazaki Whisky Museum
  • Yamazaki Whisky Museum

Enjoy your visit to the Yamazaki Whisky Museum also.


Taking commemorative photographs


Don't forget to take commemorative photographs to remember your visit by.

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Basic Information

* 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)