The Best Whisky Bars in Japan

A victim of its own success, top-shelf Japanese single malt is harder to come by than ever—but we've uncovered the prime spots to sip it.

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Malt Bar South Park, Tokyo

Yes, it’s named after the cartoon, but this is a serious drinking spot with several hundred malts, including some rare Japanese bottles. It’s located in a cheap and cheerful drinking district about seven miles west of Tokyo’s center— which keeps the whisky tourists away, so stocks last longer. Miyazono Co-Op B1F, 2-1-2 Nakano, Nakano-ku; 81-3/3229-6133.