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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
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Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Whisky distilleries are often located in very natural areas. The sight of rows of whisky barrels set against nature is like seeing a reservoir in the woods. In the gift shops, you can buy whisky as well as tasty side snacks.

Suntory Ltd. Hakushu Distillery

1. 2913-1, Torihara, Hakushu-cho, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi.
2. 10 min. by taxi from JR Kobuchizawa Sta.
3. Tours start every 30 min.(60min. in Mar.)10:00-15:00, Open daily except New Year's holiday. Suntory Museum of Whisky is open from 9:00-16:30.
4. Apply by phone in advance.
5. PR Dept., Suntory Ltd. Hakushu Distillery; Tel. (0551)35-2211
6. 1 hr. (including whisky sampling)
7. No English guide is available. (English pamphlets are available.)
8. Taking photographs, foods and smoking are prohibited.