Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo DistilleryCurrently Closed
- Address: Japan, Yubinbango 989-3433 Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, Aoba-ku, Nitsuka 1, Sendai-shi
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-223952865
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
About Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery, Sendai-shi
It is unfortunate that for the most part, this tour will have to be restricted to Japanese speaking visitors only. It's not that foreign language speakers aren't allowed… it's that they don't have an English language tour yet. So, unless you're a whiskey aficionado who can't stand the thought of leaving behind a whole distillery unvisited (and you don't speak Japanese), you'll want to avoid visiting. For that happy crowd that does speak the language, the fascinating tour will take you not just through the distilling process, but also tell you the story of the man who founded the distillery in the first place. The site, enclosed by mountains on all sides, and at the confluence of two rivers, is worth visiting just for the scenery. The buildings themselves are utterly charming. And of course, at the end of the tour, you can sample one glass each of three different brands of wine (unless you're the designated driver, in which case they'll give you a soft drink).
Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery Information
- Wheelchairs available.
- Smoking is not allowed.
- No English Guided tours, so read up before hand.
- Bring your own rain gear on rainy days.
- Visits may be restricted if too many people are already on tour. Call before you visit.
Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery Opening and Closing Hours
- There are two tour periods: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- No tours between 11:30pm and 12:30pm.
- Tours last about 30 minutes.
- Tours begin every 15 - 20 minutes.
How To reach Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery by Public Transport
- Senzan line stop West Sendai Highland station.
- Drive to here.
- Take a bus for 1000 yen from Sendai Station.
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Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery, Sendai-shi Reviews
Beautiful grounds with amazing staff and service. The tour is free and last about one hour. The tour is in Japanese, but they have an audio track you can listen to in a few different languages throughout the tour. There is a free tasting at the end of the tour and of course the souvenir shop with exclusive products. Would definitely reccomend this distillery a visit. Kanpai 🥃
This is one of the most accessible distilleries in Japan. Go during the weekend where there is a shuttle bus timed to the arrival of the local line. The bus brings you straight to the visitor's center at the distillery where you can register for a tour, for free. Tours conducted regularly. Time your exit to the shuttle bus too. Otherwise each direction is a 2km + walk. The whiskies that made Nikka well known are unfortunately scarce these days. Replaced with non-aged statements and the single cask offerings have been gone from the shelves for a long time.
The Nikka Whiskey Factory is located in Miyagi and Yoichi two places. The taste of Miyagi's single malt whiskey is soft and contrasts with the strong taste of Yoichi's whiskey. It is fun to compare. A shuttle bus leaves from Sakonami station.
Pretty easy to get here either via car or via bus. They do offer tour here, nothing too special about the tour. However you can get some relative rare whiskey here from the shop and the tasting room has some cool exhibits.
English/korea/chinese explain by earphone are available. Good place in good nature.