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Nikka whisky distillery

Local Wineries & Distilleries

Explore the area's whisky, wine and sake scene

This tour of local wineries and distilleries is an excursion simply not-to-be-missed during your stay at Yu Kiroro.

This example itinerary introduces recommended sightseeing spots and restaurants but please note that this tour is unaccompanied. Please make your own arrangements for transportation and meals.

Depart Yu Kiroro (9:30am)

40 mins (by car)

Camel winery tour

Camel Farm Winery


A popular winery on a hill overlooking the Sea of ​​Japan that has won golds in a global competition.

Wine tasting is available at the shop and café overlooking the vineyards.  (Reservation required from the official website)

10 mins (by car)

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NIKI Hills Village


Enjoy a guided tour of this award-winning winery, set amongst beautiful scenic views. 

*Reservations required, please apply directly to the winery.

Also, this winery has a natural garden, restaurant and accommodation facility.

15 mins (by car)

Yoichi loop restaurant

Lunch at Yoichi Loop Restaurant


Stop for lunch at Yoichi Loop, serving original dishes sourced from the freshest local ingredients, and sample from the wide variety of Yoichi and Niki wines on the menu.

3 mins (by car)

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Nikka Whisky Distillery


The signature spot in Yoichi, and a mecca for whisky lovers, the Nikka Whisky Distillery has become incredibly popular since Nikka burst on to the global whisky scene with a number of award wins over recent years.

30 mins (by car)

Tanaka sake

Tanaka Sake


Local sake made all year round using 100% Hokkaido rice – enjoy a tour and sample the sake at the tasting corner. 

40 mins (by car)

Arrive back at Yu Kiroro (4pm)

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