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Taiko Center Kyoto Studio

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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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113-4 Takatsujiomiyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8387, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-813-8633
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All reviews great fun a lot of fun drumming lesson taiko drum great workout an absolute blast change of clothes fun learning experience comfortable clothes lasted longer cultural activity unique opportunity highly recommend this activity hour class whole family small class group lesson
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Thank evonnemcc67
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

If you have the time and the inclination to learn how to play a Taiko drum, this is the place to do it! Great class – only one hour long, but that was long enough (sore arema thw next day - maybe i got a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mobile_Mirandas
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Just great!!! A lot of fun, an amazing hour, and in this short time we really learned a lot! Thanks for the great time! Dagmar, from Germany/Munich

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dagmar246
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a blast at this class. Glad I brought a change of clothes & water like they suggested because we definitely sweated. The instructor was great: knowledgeable, clear, attentive & funny. There were 7 of us in the class, all tourists. Great activity to do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Erin P
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We attended an introductory class and had a wonderful time. The instructor was very positive and enthusiastic. I have been to a few other drumming sessions in the past and struggled. I had no difficulty this time and by the end we were doing a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Pbl1948
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Expect to be active and work up a sweat. Our teacher knew how to bring fun in to banging the Taiko drum. After chosing our drum, away we went with an encouraging Kaiho as the master. He explained about history and the making of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dealsinthepocket
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We arrived lost and late on a sweltering hot August afternoon. The kids (and grownups) were a bit grumpy. And then Kaede put us in a room with drums and with some of the best English we heard in two weeks, got us drumming, smiling...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank firstripwithkids
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Yuuka was the best from start to finish. She greeted us and made us comfortable. She explained her English wasn’t great but she under estimated herself as her communication throughout was brilliant. I was with my wife and daughter and she did a great job...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Damian S
Taiko-Center, Instructor Yuuka at Taiko Center Kyoto Studio, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for taking our Wadaiko lesson! You are really friendly,kind and wonderful family, and I am very glad to see you all. While you learned Buchiawase Taiko, all of you enjoyed rhythm, and played very hard. That was memorable scene for me. I enjoyed...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My girls and I loved this fun cultural activity. We got to learn the history of Taiko and learning the beats as well. Highly recommended for family with children 7 and above. Friendly staff 🙂

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Lenastt
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Strongly recommend this activity! It provides a break from sightseeing, is energetic and gives you the opportunity to practice this brilliant Japanese form of drumming. Kids under 6 may struggle, and it helps to have a basic sense of rhythm to get the most out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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MOMAROUNDTHEWORLD
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
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Irina Z
March 2, 2016|
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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
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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
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