Asahi Breweries / Nikka Whisky

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Please come visit us at one of our Asahi Group factories.

Asahi Breweries and Nikka Whisky Distilleries both offer factory tours.
These guided tours feature explanations on the manufacturing process as well as tastings of the products made on site.

Please come and enjoy your tour at one these Asahi Group factories!

Factory Tours

Asahi Breweries Tour Highlights

You will be accompanied by a special guide who will walk you through the entire brewing process.
The tour also features video presentations about Asahi Breweries,
exhibits of different beer ingredients and a tour of the production process, capped by a tasting of Asahi Super Dry beer.

  • Ingredients Exhibit

    Here you have a chance to actually touch barley and hops, the primary ingredients of beer.

  • Production Process Tour

    This is a tour of the entire beer production process from barley-mashing to packaging.

  • Tasting

    Enjoy freshly brewed beer in our open-area tasting room. (Approximately 20 minutes. Up to three glasses per person.)

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Nikka Whisky Distilleries Tour Highlights

Two types of tour are available at Nikka Whisky Distilleries: Guided tours accompanied by staff,
and free-roaming tours where you can visit various areas of the distillery at your leisure.
Please choose the tour that suits your preference.
In addition to tours of our production facilities,
the Yoichi Distillery features a Whisky Museum that houses a variety of material on the history of whisky,
whisky production methods and the history of Nikka.
Visitors can also visit the Old Taketsuru Mansion where Masataka Taketsuru,
the founder of Nikka Whisky, lived with his wife Rita,
as well as a restaurant and a direct-from-the-distillery shop where you can buy unblended malt whisky.

  • Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

    This is the birthplace of Nikka Whisky.

    This northern stretch of land was chosen by Taketsuru as the starting point for his dreams. Referred to as the “Scotland of Japan” this is the sanctuary of Nikka Whisky. Unchanged since its foundation, the traditional skills and passion for whisky-making form the heart of Nikka's bold and deep unblended malts.

  • Nikka Whisky Miyagikyo Distillery

    This is where the dream envisioned by Taketsuru is brought to life.

    The distillery is situated in a rich green valley through which two pristine streams flow. The Miyagikyo Distillery was built by Masataka Taketsuru and his young employees as a place where the future of whisky could be realized. In addition to richly floral and mild unblended malts, a variety of new ideas are being attempted here as well.

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Hokkaido Brewery

[Address]
1-1 Minami 4 Nango-dori, Shiraishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-11-863-3515

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Fukushima Brewery

[Address]
1 Arai Aza Kamimaehata, Motomiya, Fukushima

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-243-34-1170

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Ibaraki Brewery

[Address]
1-1-1 Midori, Moriya, Ibaraki

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-297-45-7335

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Kanagawa Brewery

[Address]
1223 Nuda, Minami Ashigara, Kanagawa

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-465-72-6270

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Nagoya Brewery

[Address]
318 Nishigawara-cho, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya, Aichi

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-52-792-8966

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Suita Brewery

[Address]
1-45 Nishinosho-cho, Suita, Osaka

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-6-6388-1943

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Shikoku Brewery

[Address]
2-6 Hiuchi, Saijyo, Ehime

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-897-53-7770

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Hakata Brewery

[Address]
3-1-1 Takeshita, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka

[Tour hours]
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-92-431-2701

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Nikka Whisky
Yoichi Distillery

[Address]
7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-machi, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido

[Tour hours]
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-135-23-3131

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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Nikka Whisky
Miyagikyo Distillery

[Address]
Nikka1banchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi

[Tour hours]
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

[Holiday]
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays

Reservations and inquiries

Phone: +81-22-395-2865

Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.

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