Very fun hands on museum, great to visit after you've been to the nearby temples as the kids really find the drums engaging. A small museum but not expensive and really engaging for the kids (and the adults!).
About Drum Museum (Taikokan)
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We went here a week ago because my son is really into taiko. The museum actually consists of multiple floors - the first floor sells taiko equipment and clothes, and the 4th floor has a LARGE number of drums from many countries - look at...More
More of an exhibition rather than "museum". It is actually one room with a collection of percussion tools that you can touch or try. Nice to visit Only if your'e around.
This was great to do with the kids, you can drum just about all the drums and very interesting in discovering how diverse percussion instruments are.
I've spent a great time at this place. I'm not a musician/don't have music skills but I have to confess the museum has a very interesting collection and, even better, visitors can play most of the drums!
Interesting and worth a visit if you're nearby. It's quite small but crammed with drums and all sort of allied instruments from around the world. Good information, including in English and notable in that you are welcome to try out many of the exhibits. Good...More
On the bottom floor of the museum is a store, there is a giant drum in the window you can't miss. Walk into the store and let the person at the counter know you are there to see the museum, 500 Yen to go up....More
I guess a true drum fanatic would go crazy about the museum. Personally, I was just curious. I had expected more Japanese taiko drums, but there were drums from many places, including Greenland and Northern Sweden, which I had not expected.
This is a small museum, but they pack a lot into a tiny space! My husband and I had the museum to ourselves, and we had a blast playing all the different drums, making music together while experimenting with various percussion sounds. The signage is...More
It's a smallish 4th floor room where the drums are displayed, but for taiko or percussion enthusiasts, it's a nice place to spend half an hour trying out the different sounds.