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“1 hours of FUN on the Taiko drums”

Taiko Center Kyoto Studio
Ranked #11 of 121 Classes & Workshops in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 language needed! We offer an opportunity for you to experience the local culture in first hand. Come empty handed and you will leave with an unforgettable memory! Our group lesson for foreign tourists are offered at various times on weekdays. Please check our booking page for more information and to make a reservation.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
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 who took us for our group lesson was very fluent in English.

The cost is ¥8000/person which may seem high but it was worth every Yen, as the saying goes you get out of it what you put in to it.

2  Thank AndyA_Travels
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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 with all their might so as to produce a ‘soulful’ performance. The hour-long session is just right - taiko requires a lot of energy and we were pretty tired at the end of it all. There is plenty of opportunity for photos and videos. Good fun and well worth it.

Thank Kor M
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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 accommodating. The class lasts about an hour, but it is quite the workout so bring some water and some comfortable clothes. Overall I think this is an absolute must do experience if you are in Kyoto.

Thank Demitri C
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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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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Spent a super fun and very informative hour here learning Taiko drumming. The instructor Kaede was serious about the art but easy and fun to learn from Highly recommended.

Thank tenpaces
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