Whisky Tour of Japan – Departing May 2013

Starting at the Tokyo fish market on Sunday May 19th, we will spend the following 10 days soaking up Japan’s history and whisky culture. Participants will visit Japan’s most respected and interesting distilleries as well as some world famous whisky bars. We will make stops in Kyoto, Osaka, Sapporo and Sendai, and will even spend a night at a traditional Japanese Onsen.

May 18th             Saturday

Arrive Tokyo

Accommodation: Tokyo

May 19th             Sunday

  • Tokyo Fish Market
  • Imperial Gardens
  • Harajuku District
  • Whisky Bars/SMWS Tokyo
  • Accommodation: Tokyo

May 20th             Monday

  • Ueno Park
  • National Museum
  • Senso-ji Temple
  • Whisky Bars
  • Accommodation: Tokyo

May 21st              Tuesday

  • Train from Ikebukuro to Seibu Chichibu
  • Chichibu Distillery
  • More Tokyo Sights
  • Accommodation: Tokyo

May 22nd            Wednesday

  • Train from JR Shinjuku to Kobuchizawa
  • Hakushu Distillery
  • Train to Kyoto
  • Accommodation: Kyoto

May 23rd             Thursday

  • Kyoto Zen Gardens
  • Kyoto Ancient Capital
  • Kyoto Temples – Fushumi Inari Etc
  • Accommodation: Kyoto

May 24th             Friday

  • Yamazaki Distillery
  • Nara Buddha?(for discussion by entire party)
  • Accommodation: Osaka

May 25th             Saturday

  • Himeji Castle 1 1/2hr each way
  • Osaka Castle
  • Other Osaka Sights
  • Accommodation: Osaka

May 26th             Sunday

  • Fly to Sapporo Hokkaido
  • Sapporo Brewery
  • Hokkaido Sights
  • Accommodation: Sapporo

May 27th             Monday

  • Yoichi Distillery
  • Noboribetsu Onsen Resort
  • Accommodation: Noboribetsu Onsen

May 28th             Tuesday

  • Fly to Sendai
  • Sendai/Miyagikyo Distillery
  • Train to Tokyo
  • Tour Ending Dinner in Tokyo
  • Accommodation: Tokyo

Estimated Price for the Tour – Price drops with additional participants.

  • Group of 4 – $7240/person
  • Group of 6 – $6367/person
  • Group of 8 – $5902/person
  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Single traveler supplement is $1500.00 additional.
  • Price includes:
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • ANA Flight Pass – We have two flights between Osaka and Sapporo as well as Sapporo and Tokyo
  • Japan Rail Pass – We will be using rail to travel around the rest of the country.
  • All Additional Transport – I will rent a vehicle or hire a van for Hokkaido depending on the number of participannts.
  • All Visitor Attractions
  • All Distillery Costs
  • Tour Ending Dinner in Tokyo
  • Price does not include:
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities Along the Way
  • Flights

-          Deposit: A $2000.00/person deposit from all interested parties prior to making the reservations.

-          Confirmed final total will be announced three weeks before departure.

-          The balance of the trip cost will be due two weeks prior to travel.

I am also offering a side trip to Taiwan to visit the Kavalan distillery. Details available shortly!



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