Suntory Whisky Yamazaki Distillery (How to book a tour, how to go, and what to expect)

This was a last-minute thing my dad wanted to do while we were there. We canceled some plans just to go here, but the sad part was that because this was a last-minute thing, we weren’t able to maximize our time at the distillery.

How to book Suntory Yamazaki Distillery whisky tour:

Proceed to this site – click me

When you open the site :

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click your preferred date

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you can choose for a paid tour

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but since it was a last minute decision, all paid tours were fully booked 🙁 so my dad and I had no choice but to choose this one
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once you choose the tour, you’ll be prompted to this pop up. select your time and click reserve
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enter your details

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once you’re done, click confirm
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confirmation page
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“mr” because my dad was the one who booked our tour during our trip hahaha I just woke up to the news that we’re heading to the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Before I talk about how you can go to the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, I will just tell you regarding the restaurant that we discovered while walking towards the distillery from the subway. We had lunch at Okonomiyaki Yamaki before going to the distillery.

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how the restaurant front looks like

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it’s just a small place
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we chose the 2 recommended Okonomiyaki – Mix-yaki and YAMAKI-yaki

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we also got a Omosubi

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it’s only one lady who’s managing the place

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she made the Okonomiyaki for us

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this has been the best Okonomiyaki I’ve ever tried, definitely far from the commercialized ones that I’ve tried

How to go: 

1. Get down at Ōyamazaki Station (but you can also choose to get down at Yamazaki station, but we got down at Ōyamazaki Station)
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2. There is only one exit

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view as you leave the station
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there’s a map on how you can reach the distillery
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turn left towards the 7/11
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but you’ll be walking on the left side of the road
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yes the left side
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you’ll pass by Okonomiyaki Yamaki
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on your right
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keep on walking straight, at this point we walked on the right side of the road the one with a pathway
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you will just follow the road
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just keep on following the road
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and walk straight but at the end , you will
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turn towards the left
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and you will just keep on walking straight

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you’ll see the distillery from afar while walking
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so just keep on walking straight towards the distillery
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when you see train tracks with a road, you will stop and face towards the tracks
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because the distillery is already across

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FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS! Walk on the green parts only because cars pass by
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GREEN PARTS
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YAY

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What to expect for the Yamazaki Whisky museum viewing:

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my dad tried to ask if there were still slots to the paid tour but it was really fully booked 🙁 it would be best to book before your trip to Osaka

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guess pass for the museum viewing

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I was busy taking photos of my dad that I forgot to ask him to take a photo of me 🙁
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you can still do some taste testing even if you opted for the free viewing, but you have to pay

This was my only photo remembrance at the distillery HAHAHAHA!

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all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm

Hopefully, we can come back here and join the paid whisky tour at the distillery.

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💚, R


Read about my other Osaka or Japan adventures

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