Play a Traditional Japanese String Instrument -- "Shamisen"

From JPY ¥7,300.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Taitou-ku, Tokyo
  • Product code: EN-TKO-1054-10546


Enjoy learning about and playing a traditional Japanese three-stringed instrument, the shamisen. First, the instructor will explain the history of the shamisen and how to play it. Under the guidance of our skilled instructor, you will become a pro shamisen player in no time! And no worries, you can play without any experience.


  • Play a traditional Japanese instrument, the shamisen!
  • This is one of the only experiences in which you can try shamisen in Asakusa.
  • Receive detailed instruction from our skilled instructors until you are able to successfully play a song. 
  • Easy access from Asakusa Station.
  • Enjoy sightseeing at the surrounding tourist attractions after your experience.


Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.
Visit the shop → Instruction→ Demonstration → Practice → Challenge to play one song by yourself → Commemorative photo → Finish


Enjoy a real shamisen performance experience in Asakusa, the center of sightseeing in Japan!

Shamisen is a typical Japanese traditional musical instrument that plays a sound by strumming on a string with a plectrum shaped like a ginkgo leaf. The rich sound and tone of the unique tuning method are still popular with many music lovers today. 

In this experience, when you come to the shop, the instructor will give a detailed explanation of the shamisen. They will teach you carefully how to hold the shamisen and how to hold the plectrum, so even if you have never played shamisen, you can learn it with ease.
Once you've learned how to play various scales using the three strings on the long pole of your instrument, you'll try to perform a simple song!

We will help you to take some pictures of your shamisen performance on your camera or cell phone. Try this wonderful cultural experience and create a beautiful memory of your time in Asakusa. 


  • Time:60 minutes
    ※ It depends on the number of people.
    (If you add a kimono dressing option,  plus about 40 minutes to 1 hour)
    ※Please come at least 10 minutes before your reservation time. If you are late, it may be difficult to join the program.

  • Meeting point:Jidaiya Meijikan [MAP]
    2-3-5 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034

  • Access:A 1-minute walk from Asakusa Station Exit A4
    * Approximately 2 minutes on foot from Kaminarimon, the center of Asakusa's sightseeing spots

  • Minimum number of participants:2 people

  • Language support:Japanese, English

  • Included:
    ・Shamisen rental
    ・performance guidance
    ・commemorative photo (Please bring your own camera)

  • Excluded:Kimono dressing is also possible (optional)
  • Participation requirements:12 years and older
    ・Children aged 12 and over and adults who attend without experience will be charged an experienced fee.

  • Free Wi-Fi :×

  • Toilet:〇 (Western-Style)

  • Other things to note:
    ・Please note that this will be a joint program with other groups.
    ・If you would like to charter a program, please click on "BOOK NOW" and select from the options page below.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption


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.