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Taiko Center Kyoto Studio

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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113-4 Takatsujiomiyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8387, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-813-8633
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All reviews great fun private lesson taiko drum drumming lesson great workout a lot of fun change of clothes group lesson comfortable clothes fun learning experience great class an absolute blast all ages fluent in english cultural activity instructor rhythm
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

We had a great fun session with Kaede Banda, teaching us an introductory rhythm which we performed individually and as a group. Hot work but very satisfying!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed August 1, 2019

My friend and I took a taiko drumming lesson during our recent stay in Kyoto. The class had a total of eight participants, an instructor, and two interpreters since some of us spoke English and others spoke Chinese. The leader was enthusiastic, warm and very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TravelParti
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

I had my first taiko experience at TAIKO-LAB in kyoto. I joined a class with a lovely English family and we immediately let ourselves be carried away by our passionate instructor Kaede! A wonderful experience that a strongly recommend!! Matteo

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank M4997ECmatteof
Reviewed June 13, 2019

Superb class to get a taster of how to learn the basics. You get involved from the word go! Very good teacher (Kohei) - very enthusiastic and patient. Its physically hard work, but exciting!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Helen T
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with the taiko lesson. We attended with 2 adults and 2 children, ages 7 and 9. We all thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. Our instructor Kohei was very enthusiastic and great with the children. The lesson was built up in a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RvdPeijl
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Family of 4,2 girls 11yo & 8yo, we all had a wonderful time. The instructor was excellent, shared some knowledge and explained everything so well. And of course we got to make some music!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Koodu
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Our family group consisted of two grandmothers, one daughter/daughter-in-law and their grandson/son. Oldest was 69, youngest was two. Kohei Miyazawa was a friendly instructor, and his English was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Anne L
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Arrived in Kyoto just minutes before class. Staff friendly, enough English to communicate very nicely. Class was terrific, learned 3 different drum patterns that made a traditional song when put all together. Instruction was clear, teacher was kind, clear, and had a good sense of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank betsy837
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Booked in for a group drop-in lesson and ended up with a private lesson. Kohei (sumimasen) was an accomplished teacher and very patient. Explained some history, technique and types of drums. Demonstrated how it is done by someone with soul. Then taught a complete routine....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank melwa555
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Kaede was a great trainer. A great thing to do with the kids. Loved it!! Thanks Taiko folks!! A good work out 😁 if you play hard

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 23, 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
March 2, 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
May 15, 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