Play Traditional Japanese "Taiko" ーJapanese "Taiko" Drumming Class

From JPY ¥14,600.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Kyoto, Kyoto
  • Product code: EN-KYT-2013-20130


Practice traditional Japanese “taiko”, or Japanese drums in an hour long class! This class is easy and is great for beginners. You will learn how to hold the drumsticks, how to stand, and basic technique. At the end of class, you will take a photo wearing a “happi coat” (a Japanese traditional outfit). Learn more about traditional music and culture in Japan!


1. “Taiko” Explanation 

We welcome anybody who wants to try “taiko”, no matter your background, level, or age.

It’s not a problem if you are a beginner or not good at music!! Our instructors have a lot of 
experience as professional performers, and they will support you. It’s not
difficult to play “taiko”! Make an unforgettable memory at Taiko-Lab! 

2. Learn About the History of “Taiko” 

“Wadaiko” is the name of a traditional drum in Japan. Now days, we
see them at traditional ceremonies and traditional performing arts shows, like kabuki. Also,
there are professional “taiko" teams.

3.Play Together 

We will play a basic song by beating the “taiko”. You can make various sounds depending on how you hold the sticks sticks and beat the drum. After getting used to playing, the class will beat to music. During class, you will feel a sense of unity with your classmates by playing together. 


At the end of class, we will take a photo for you. 
You can wear a traditional Japanese “happi coat” for the photo!
“Taiko” performers always wear “happi”. Take pictures with your favorite pose!


  • Time:1 hour
  • Meeting point:Taiko center [MAP]
    113-4 Takatsujiōmiyachō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu
  • Access:
    10 mins walk from Omiya Sta. on Hankyu Kyoto line
    10 mins walk from Shijo-Omiya Sta. on Keifuku Arashiyama line (Randen) 
  • Language:English
  • Participation requirements:Free for children between 3 and 6 years old.
  • Free Wi-Fi:Yes


14 to 8 days before the tour date : 30% of the tour price
7 to 4 days before the tour date : 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date : 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, On the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
*Right after the online settlement is made,  a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
*The cancellation fee includes handling charges.