Japanese Whisky Tasting Experience at Local Bar in Tokyo

2 hr

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Japanese whisky has been one of the hottest categories in the past few years, with several labels winning awards, accolades and even being named the World’s Best Whisky.

With the rise in popularity of Japanese whisky and the discontinuation of many aged whisky such as aged Yamazaki and Hibiki, it has become increasingly difficult to purchase this type of whisky—abroad and in Japan. However, whisky enthusiasts can still enjoy Japanese aged whisky tasting at local...
Japanese whisky has been one of the hottest categories in the past few years, with several labels winning awards, accolades and even being named the World’s Best Whisky.

With the rise in popularity of Japanese whisky and the discontinuation of many aged whisky such as aged Yamazaki and Hibiki, it has become increasingly difficult to purchase this type of whisky—abroad and in Japan. However, whisky enthusiasts can still enjoy Japanese aged whisky tasting at local whisky bars without the high cost of paying for a rare bottle of aged whisky at a premium.

In this 2 hour small group Japanese aged whisky tasting tour, visit a local bar with your tour guide to taste various types of Japanese aged whisky and learn about the subtleties and differences of these different brands, how the whiskies are aged and what sets the Japanese whisky apart from others around the world. You will also be able to experience what a local bar in Tokyo feels like, as you enjoy the atmosphere, talk to the bartender (with the help of your English-speaking tour guide) and sip on your chilled whisky (spelled "whisky" not "whiskey" in Japan).
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Important Details

Included
  • Beverages/ Whisky tasting
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
Not Included
  • Add-on Food Tour (if selected)
  • Private experience (if selected)
Departure Point
Ginza Station (Exit C1)
Return Details
Tour ends at local bar
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport or identification card is required on the day of travel (proof of age may be required at bars)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Location change: in some cases, if the local bars in Ginza are not available, the location may be changed but will still be within Central Tokyo. We will notify you of the change within 7 days prior to the event date, unless otherwise specified.
  • Minimum age is 20 years (drinking age in Japan)
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Smoking: please be aware that many establishments, especially bars, will allow smoking in Japan
  • Near public transportation
  • What is Japanese whisky?
  • Whisky may not be originally from Japan, but recent years saw the world taking notice of whisky bottles coming out of the country. Japanese whisky brands Suntory and Nikka, etc., have now joined the ranks of its Scottish counterparts in terms of quality ratings and popularity.
  • What kinds of Japanese whisky will I be tasting?
  • The whisky selection will be different each day, depending on availability. Some examples are: Chita, Yamazaki 12, Hakushyu 18, Hibiki Blender’s Choice, Yamazaki 1982, and other whisky.
  • In this 2 hour small group Japanese whisky tasting tour, visit a local bar with your tour guide to taste various types of Japanese whisky (4 – 5 short glasses, depending on availability) and learn about the subtleties and differences of these different brands, how the whiskies are aged and what sets the Japanese whisky apart from others around the world. You will also be able to experience what a local bar in Tokyo feels like, as you enjoy the atmosphere, talk to the bartender (with the help of your English-speaking tour guide) and sip on your chilled whisky (spelled “whisky” not “whiskey” in Japan). Some rare Japanese aged whisky may be available for purchase (not included) at the bar for guests interested
  • Please note that this tour will be at a local bar only, and does NOT include a distillery tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.