Distillery Visits

Rascal + Thorn is working with local experts in Japan to get in-depth distillery visits and tastings.  We plan to visit many of the important Japanese distilleries that are known worldwide as well as smaller distilleries with product only found in Japan.

On this tour we will visit Yamazaki, Hakushu, Miyagikyo, Chichibu, Mars Shinshu and others.

Whisky Bars

Japanese whisky bars are unlike any in the world! Not only can you try rare Japanese whiskies, but there are also Scotches and Bourbons that are only found in Japan as well.

One of the main highlights on this trip is visiting these whisky bars all around Japan. Our local Japan experts have the inside scoop on where to go and what to look for.

Great Dining

You can’t go to Japan and not have great food!  Whether it is Ramen, Tempura, Yakitori or Sushi, Rascal + Thorn is known for finding some of the best cuisine on the planet.

Food will definitely be a highlight for sure!


Saturday, November 2 – Depart for Tokyo
Sunday, November 3 – Arrive Tokyo in afternoon for 3 nights, evening meet-up meal and whisky bar excursion
Monday, November 4 – Day trip to Nikka Miyagikyo Distillery, whisky bar in Sendai
Tuesday, November 5 – Day trip to Chichibu Distillery in Chichibu, whisky bar in Chichibu
Wednesday, November 6 – Bullet train to Kyoto for 3 nights, afternoon free, whisky bars in Kyoto
Thursday, November 7 – Day Trip to Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, whisky bars in Umeda
Friday, November 8 – Day Trip to Eigashima Akashi Distillery, whisky bars in Kobe
Saturday, November 9 – Day-trip to Suntory Hakushu Distillery, two nights in Kiyosato, whisky bar in Kiyosato
Sunday, November 10 – Day Trip to Mars Shinshu Distillery
Monday, November 11 – Return to Tokyo for departure or Add On Trip to Hokkaido

Add On Trip

Monday, November 11 – Return to Narita Airport in Tokyo and fly to Sapporo in Hokkaido for two nights
Tuesday, November 12 – Day Trip to Nikka Yoichi Distillery, whisky bar in Sapporo
Wednesday, November 13 – Return to Tokyo to connect with flight back to USA



  • Suntory Yamazaki
  • Suntory Hakushu
  • Nikka Miyagikyo
  • Eigashima Akashi
  • Chichibu Distillery
  • Mars Shinshu
  • Nikka Yoichi (Add On)
  • and others

Whisky Bars

  • Mash Tun
  • Bar Andy
  • Te Arigh
  • Rum and Whisky
  • Rocking Chair
  • Cozy
  • Bar Keith
  • Main Malt
  • K6
  • Annie Hall
  • Bar Perch
  • South Park
  • Bar Brora
  • Bow Bar


  • Evening Whisky Bar Adventures
  • Special Tastings
  • Historical and Cultural Visits
  • Food excursions
  • Many other treats
  • 8-night stay in select hotels throughout Japan (Add On Trip includes 2 more nights in Sapporo)
  • Transportation within Japan via train and vehicle
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • Historical & Cultural sights
  • Japanese Whisky Expert Guide
  • Breakfast each day
  • All taxes
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Tokyo before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Tips to driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Add-On Flight to Sapporo (approximate cost $200)

We select the best hotels for the group throughout Japan with walking access to restaurants and all local attractions.

$2995.00 per person (double occupancy)

Supplement: Add-On 2-Night Trip to Hokkaido $495 per person (double occupancy)

A deposit of $495.00 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement is available if a single does not want to share a room.  The single supplement cost is an additional $700. Single supplement for add-on trip is $200.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour.

Please contact us for a Reservation Form.

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