I've done this tour twice with groups of friends, and it is a wonderful way to spend half a day. Even people who don't like whiskey will surely be interested in the history and the wonderful atmosphere of the place. The tour is in Japanese, but headphone sets with English are available on request. At the end of the tour you even get to sample some of the whiskey! I discovered that I like whiskey very much, and I was surprised at how much variation in taste there is between different kinds. There is a store where you can buy some whiskey to take home.
You should make a reservation before you go.
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.