Join a tour at the nature-rich distillery in the depths of mountains.

Miyagikyo Distillery of Nikka Whisky

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, built the Miyagikyo Distillery in a tranquil, lush green gorge. You can enjoy a distillery tour guided by expert staff. Not just the production processes of whisky, but also the tasteful buildings are guided carefully. After the 40-minute tour, you can taste 3 kinds of whisky. You can also purchase Nikka Whisky bottles at the annexed gift shop.

The buildings of the distillery are arranged so that Mt. Kamakura, whose popular name is Mt. Gorilla, comes to the center of the view.

Most of the buildings in the distillery are made of red bricks for beautiful contrast against the green natural landscape.

The tour is guided by expert staff. You can casually ask questions to the guide.

It takes at least 5 years till they are brought out to the market. The well-mellowed scent is fostered by aging the whisky in barrels.

You can test 3 kinds of whisky. Apple Wine, Super Nikka, and Taketsuru (from left).Soft drinks are also provided for drivers and children.

Miyagikyo Distillery of Nikka Whisky
1, Nikka, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Tours provided during: 9:00 - 11:30, 12:30 - 15:30
Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays (There may be temporary closure.)
Charge: Free