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Learn Japanese guitar "Shamisen"

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What to Expect

You will be able to play the Japanes traditional insttrument ‛Shamisen′ in a one hour lesson.
Language used is English or Japanese.

This experience can enjoy traditional music, culture and architecture at the same time. Shamisen is a Japanese traditional instrument that resembles a guitar. The sounds play by the three strings are very beautiful and cool. It's a bit difficult, but everyone will surely feel fun.

I will teach you how to play a Syamisen. First of all, i teach it from the basics, even a beginner is fine. We will practice the traditional Japanese song. Finally, you play the Shamisen duo with me. If you can play it well, you can do an ensemble of your shamisen and my koto. Let's try it!

The venue is a traditional house in Kyoto, built 90 years ago, where you can see a beautiful view of Nijo Castle from the window.

After the experience, it is tea time with green tea and traditional sweets. While enjoying drinking tea, you can enjoy traditional Japanese manners.

You can feel real Kyoto through this experience.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Koto Karaku 箏(琴/こと) 三味線 胡弓(こきゅう) 教室, 535-21 Warayachō, Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, 602-8144, Japan
Departure Time
4:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Syamisen
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Green tea and seasonal Japanese confectionery
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The venue is a traditional Japanese tatami room where you take off your shoes.
  • It is not recommended that your knees hurt.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Key Details
  • Koto Karaku
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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