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Japanese Traditional Taiko Drum Experience in Kyoto

Nakagyo, Japan
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1 hour (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


In Japan, age-old traditions seamlessly combine with futuristic developments. Experience the cultural institution of ‘taiko’ (a style of Japanese drumming) during this 1-hour session in Kyoto. Under the guidance of an instructor, you’ll learn to play a traditional song in taiko style and discover the rich history of drumming in Japan. This experience is suitable for all ages and guarantees a fun-filled experience for all of the family.  
  • 1-hour taiko drumming lesson in Kyoto
  • Master the basic techniques of taiko drumming under the guidance of an instructor
  • Learn about the history and structure of the Japanese instrument
  • Play traditional taiko songs independelty and as a group
  • Family-friendly experience suitable for all ages and abilities
Depending on the start time selected at checkout, make your own way to the Taiko Center Kyoto at either 10am, 2pm, or 4pm. On arrival at the center, you’ll be greeted by your instructor and shown to your personal taiko drum.
Practiced in Japan for centuries, the taiko drumming style combines high-octane strumming with infectious rhythm. Over the course of an hour, you’ll master basic taiko techniques that culminate with a group performance of a Japanese song.
After showing off your new-found skills, bid your guide farewell.

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, Mar 2018

So much fun ! Instructor was very helpful and funny! Highly Recommend.

, Sep 2017

I booked the drum lesson a few months prior to my trip to Japan which was in June 2017 with my ten year old son. Once I arrived, I found out that my cousin was in Kyoto and had the same vacation idea as I did. I invited him and his son to our lesson thinking to bow out and let the boys have the drum lesson together. When I arrived to the drum lesson, my big mistake of not knowing what day of the week it was was pointed out to me. I arrived on Tuesday thinking it was Monday, the correct day of the lesson!!!! The manager of the Taiko studio was more than gracious and not only honored my purchase but allowed both my cousin and his son join our lesson!!! We ended up getting a taiko student who was not expecting us for a lesson, but we would have never noticed the difference. He was amazing and at the end of our drum lesson we had an impromptu concert with him and his teacher. A wonderful experience that neither my son nor I will forget!

Kerry F
, Dec 2016

We had such a great time at our drumming lesson. Lots of fun for any age.

, Nov 2016

To be honest I thought this would be a bit of lightweight fun for an hour. Wrong! Try Major heavyweight fun!! The location was easy to find via there map on the web site God bless them! 206 bus from A3 stop and Kyoto, literally a few doors from Omiya Matsubura stop. We got straight in to some basic stretches, easy drum patterns, which formed a song. The adrenaline kicked in before long and we were hammering away and having a great time and quite a workout. Our instructor was great fun and a great teacher and allowed us to video our performances and we all finished very sweaty and happy. Recommend casual clothes, break a sweat! awesome fun for anyone!

Product code: 13441P111

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