Japanese Whisky Tasting Experience at Local Bar in Tokyo

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant.

Pass By: Tokyo Skytree, 1 Chome-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida 131-8634 Tokyo Prefecture

World's tallest freestanding broadcasting tower with an observation deck boasting 360-degree views.

Pass By: Tokyo Tower, 4-chome 2-8, Shibakoen, Minato 105-0011 Tokyo Prefecture

Reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower, this landmark features observation areas &amp...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant.

Pass By: Tokyo Skytree, 1 Chome-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida 131-8634 Tokyo Prefecture

World's tallest freestanding broadcasting tower with an observation deck boasting 360-degree views.

Pass By: Tokyo Tower, 4-chome 2-8, Shibakoen, Minato 105-0011 Tokyo Prefecture

Reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower, this landmark features observation areas & other attractions.

Pass By: Asakusa Shrine, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. Also known as Sanja-sama, it is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in the city.

Pass By: Suzukien, 3-38-33 Asagaya Minami, Suginami 166-0004 Tokyo Prefecture

This ancient tea parlor sells a unique selection of tea-related items including seven different intensities of matcha gelatos.

Pass By: Akihabara, Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

Akihabara is a buzzing shopping hub famed for its electronics retailers, ranging from tiny stalls to vast department stores like Yodobashi Multimedia Akiba.

Pass By: Ueno Park, Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007 Tokyo Prefecture

A paradise-like oasis of green in the heart of busy Tokyo, Ueno Park is the city's largest green space and one of its most popular tourist attractions

Pass By: Sumida Park, 1-2-5, Mukou-jima, Sumida 131-0033 Tokyo Prefecture

Sumida Park between the Azumabashi and Sakurabashi bridges is a great place to have a hanami cherry blossom viewing party. There are 640 cherry blossom trees.

Pass By: Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), 3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036 Tokyo Prefecture

Popular shopping street known for its many restaurant-supply shops & kitchen-equipment dealers

Pass By: Tsukiji Fish Market, 4-14-2, Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

Sprawling wholesale fish market with an array of seafood & viewing areas for a popular tuna auction.

Pass By: Ginza, Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes.

Pass By: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

This site with scenic gardens & tours of the grounds is the main residence of the emperor of 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, 4-chōme-1-2 Ginza, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 4 reviews

Reviewed: January 29, 2020

CAROL S

If you decide to take this tour I hope you'll get Mack for your guide. He was knowledgeable about the local food and great locations. In addition, his knowledge about the whiskey enhanced our experience.


Reviewed: January 7, 2020

Maeve E

Makoto (Mack) provided our group with knowledgeable and historical insights and most importantly a fantastic look into the whisky business in Japan. Thank you, Mack!


Reviewed: July 10, 2018

Daniel C

I tried this activity with my brother just thinking we were going to be drinking japanese whiskey and that would be it but it turned out to be more than that! Our guide was amazing in every way he explained every fact about the whiskey and he also chatted about daily life in japan, he also gave us advice on japanese etiquette and language to summarize this trip I have to say it was well worth it and I highly recommend our guide Kazuo Teramoto


Reviewed: May 10, 2018

desireeteoh

My husband and I are whiskey afficianados. We even made the long journey to Miyagikyo for the Nikka Distillery tour and tasting there. In North America we are part of whisky clubs and frequent multiple tastings sponsored by our local liquor store which just also happens to be the second largest distributor and seller of whiskys in the world. Needless to say we love our whiskys. I would highly recommend this tour. It is done via Japan Awaits and the tour guide, Gary is amazing. His knowledge of the whisky's are not as deep as others who we have associated with, but this only added to the allure as we felt we were discovering the whisky's together. We did this tour in conjunction with the Ebisu Food Tour which I also really enjoyed. The combination is perfect expensive, but the food quality was very high and the combination of food and whiskey perfect. We even had time to go to a small local bar for cocktails in Ebisu not in the tour which was so quant and all about the essence of an intimate, small tour. If we hadn't gone to Ebisu for the food tour, we would also have missed out on the visiting the local Kinokuniya Liquor store there which sold the only Hibiki 18y small tasters only we could find on our visit to Japan nor get to purchase Wakatsuru's Moon Glow first release. This Whiskey experience was held in a small bar in Ginza. Won't say the name as its so perfect I don't wish to spoil it will mass groups. The range and breadth of the tasting was excellent. We had whiskey's we knew about and dreamt of tasting, and better yet, whiskeys that we would not normally be available to us as it is only available from direct from distillery. I felt my knowledge and experience was truly changed by this tour. Thank you so much Gary for understanding us, and finishing so strong on our perfect day in Tokyo.