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A lot of fun - the hour just flew by - highly recommended!

A great experience for the whole family (47, 44, 13 and 10). Instruction is slow and builds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul B
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Best souvenir ever!

The Taiko Center has centers in Tokyo as well and we did our family's workshop in Asakusa. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Taiko Center offer an hour long taiko drumming class to tourists from all over the world! Taiko is a Japanese traditional drum that is often performed at festivals and ceremonies. It's loud, it's powerful, it's SUPER fun! No experience or Japanese...more
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113-4 Takatsujiomiyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8387, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-813-8633
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great experience for the whole family (47, 44, 13 and 10). Instruction is slow and builds gradually. Some fun games thrown in too. Finishes with you putting on your own performance, which they let you video; they even provide colourful jackets for you to...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Taiko Center has centers in Tokyo as well and we did our family's workshop in Asakusa. Very efficient, lucky we could get a place at short notice! (Note that they can't usually answer messages in the weekend.) It was very memorable to all take...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Great family fun . Instructor was excellent and provided a fun learning experience for all. Highly recommend !

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This was a fun and a great workout. The instructor was energetic and spoke English, however I think he was a new instructor due to the fact that he kept checking the clock.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 24 May 2018

There are many ways to enjoy Kyoto and taiko class is one of the best! Don’t miss that! My instructor, sensei Kohei, was fantastic. You could feel is passion for taiko and he knows how to pass on to you. It really was a soulfull...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Very easy to do, in a nice small group. The instructor was friendly and enthusiastic. I would say suitable for children aged six and older. Our eight year old thoroughly enjoyed it.

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If you are going to Kyoto you need to book a lesson on the Taiko drums it will certainly be a highlight of your time in this fabulous city, my family and i had a fantastic time. The staff are very friendly and the instructor...More

2  Thank AndyA_Travels
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

There are a great many worthy historical sites to visit in Kyoto, but when you have had enough of temples, there is where you should bring the kids. Our instructor Kohei was very enthusiastic and got our class of 10 or so people banging away...More

Thank Kor M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We had a small class of 2 and we had an absolute blast. Our instructor Kohei was fantastic, getting us pumped and going over everything in a clear and fun way. We had a friendly chat with him during our break and he was very...More

Thank Demitri C
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

You must Set aside one hour to learn the basics of taiko drumming while in Kyoto. You will have lots of fun, especially if Sensei Ichi leads your class. Our teenage son enjoyed himself as did we. I would highly recommend it!!

Thank Tammy S
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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23 February 2017|
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Response from ewoor | Property representative |
Dear Momaround, Thank you for taking our class. Regarding the person in your group who had surgery, we are fine if he/she will join the class for free sitting and watching you playing. However, if you had reserved the... More
Irina Z
2 March 2016|
Response from Sachimo3333 | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your question. We keep on putting the price on the information here, but it never gets posted/updated by Tripadvisor! So the price to participate in our group class is 5000yen per person. Private class's... More
Nande G
16 May 2015|
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Response from Taiko-Center | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you very much for your question. As other kind people have suggested, if you would like to make a class booking, please send us an email or submit an online reservation form through our website. (The email... More