Koto Karaku

Koto Karaku, Kyoto: Hours, Address, Koto Karaku Reviews: 5/5

Monday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Professional musicians will teach Japanese traditional instrument Koto Syamisen, one hour experience course. Beginners and children are absolutely welcome. The venue is a 90-year old traditional house built right by Nijo Castle, where you can see a beautiful view of Nijo Castle from the window. After the experience of Koto it is tea time with green tea and traditional sweets.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.

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Cameron Woods
Iwakuni, Japan4 contributions
Great experience for Japanese music lovers
Mar 2021 • Family
Sachiko San is a great teacher! My daughter and I are both music enthusiasts and the shamisen captured our interest right away. The atmosphere for a first lesson cannot be beat, right across the street from Nijo castle in a traditional home. For anyone totally new to playing music, to the experienced musician, you will quickly see there is still so much to learn with the shamisen, and you couldn’t ask for a better first sensei than Sachiko San.
Written March 30, 2021
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Timothea
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Great shamisen lesson
Jan 2020 • Solo
It was a wonderful private shamisen lesson. The teacher was knowledgeable and patient. It was a great way to learn a new skill and appreciate the Japanese music culture.
Written January 4, 2020
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kotokaraku
Thank you for writing a good review! I was able to relax by playing and talking together. Please come to Kyoto again.
Written January 5, 2020
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SHChu
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
Engaging koto lesson in beautiful Japanese traditional house with warm and encouraging teacher Sachiko
It was such a engaging and memorable experience! Not just a koto lesson only. Teacher Sachiko was very encouraging and shares interesting insights to Japan, Kyoto, traditional japanese music and koto playing. Easy to find and access to location near Nijo castle. The green tea and chestnut mochi was also a satisfying way to end the lesson.
Written October 10, 2019
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kotokaraku
Dear Siew, Thank you for writing a good review. You are a pretty woman who likes Japanese culture. I was able to relax by playing and talking together. Please come to Kyoto again. Sachiko
Written October 11, 2019
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