Welcome to the distillery of one of the most famous brands of Japanese whisky, Nikka Whisky. Located in Otaru’s neighboring town of Yoichi, the distillery is a popular spot that attracts whisky fans from across Japan and beyond. Yoichi was originally chosen by the brand’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, who was searching for a cold location, similar to the Scottish highlands, with fresh water and the right humidity for his drink of choice. Here, information displays and audio guides in English give you an opportunity to learn about the various processes involved in producing the aromatic flavor that Nikka Whisky is known for! Make sure to check out the Whisky Museum, located in a renovated storehouse, which has panel displays and images on the history of the distillery and its founder.
Nikka Whisky Distillery
7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido