Taiko Center Kyoto Studio

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Taiko Center Kyoto Studio
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3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 language needed! We offer an opportunity for you to experience the local culture in first hand. Come empty handed and you will leave with an unforgettable memory! Our group lesson for foreign tourists are offered at various times on weekdays. Please check our booking page for more information and to make a reservation.
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Neighborhood: 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 with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Joanne A
Cooma, Australia62 contributions
We loved this drumming workshop. It was a lot of fun and our instructor was quick-witted with a fabulous sense of humour. It's amazing how much you're able to learn in an hour. I highly recommend this experience for anyone who loves drumming and is wanting to understand more of this magnificent culture.
Written November 11, 2019
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Pbl1948
San Diego, CA8 contributions
Couples
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 complicated pattern with multiple drums. Highly recommended. This was a LOT of fun
Written September 22, 2018
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AndyA_Travels
Nott'm31 contributions
Family
If you are going to Kyoto you need to book a lesson on the Taiko drums it will certainly be a highlight of your time in this fabulous city, my family and i had a fantastic time. The staff are very friendly and the instructor who took us for our group lesson was very fluent in English.

The cost is ¥8000/person which may seem high but it was worth every Yen, as the saying goes you get out of it what you put in to it.
Written April 6, 2018
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steelerfandownunda
Alice Springs, Australia5 contributions
Couples
I surprised my wife on her birthday with a Taiko drumming class and she (we) loved it. I was looking for something unique to do on her birthday and found out about the Taiko Center. Since my wife loves music that involves drums and we have seen Taiko shows before, I figured the opportunity to learn Taiko as a beginner was a chance we couldn't miss.
The instructor (Isamu) was very friendly and passionate about Taiko. We were lucky to have a small class, which was more intimate and probably easier for novices to learn.
It didn't take the group long to get excited, as Isamu started us with some warm up beats on the drum. Something about a group of people banging on drums gets the heart pumping and your foot tapping.
Isamu led the group through some increasingly involved rythyms and by the end of the class we were playing as one team....and loving every minute of it.
We wish we could have taken more classes while we were in Kyoto, but this has peaked our interest to see if something similar is available where we live.
If you want to do something different during your stay in Kyoto and have a blast, this is the class for you.
Written November 19, 2017
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Lee L
Pembroke Pines, United States8 contributions
Family
We stumbled across the Taiko drum center while researching things to do in Kyoto. I am a professional drummer and thought it would be cool to take a lesson while in Japan. Originally I tried to set up a private lesson, but due to scheduling, we could only make a beginning group class. My son and I enjoyed it thoughouly and my wife took photos and video. It was fun, informative and we got some good exercise as well. I would recommend doing this activity if you are looking for something a little different to do while in Japan. Only 10 minutes by cab from Kyoto Station.
Written July 27, 2015
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Thank you very much for your review! It is great to hear that you and your son enjoyed our class. Please contact us again when you are in Japan next time, and we can setup a private lesson with intense program that suits your level!
Written July 29, 2015
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dealsinthepocket
Sunshine Coast, Australia7 contributions
Couples
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 Taiko.
Different rythms and crescendos, great fun and lots of smiles. In all an experiece well worth giving it a go.
Written September 20, 2018
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Paul and Karen B
Kuwait City, Kuwait182 contributions
Family
A great experience for the whole family (47, 44, 13 and 10). Instruction is slow and builds gradually. Some fun games thrown in too. Finishes with you putting on your own performance, which they let you video; they even provide colourful jackets for you to wear!

But what was most impressive for me was not the drumming, but the way they seamlessly transferred our booking from Osaka to Kyoto after we had messed up our dates!

So if you have an hour or so to spare then you could do far worse than give this a go.
Written August 17, 2018
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Lisa M
Hinsdale, IL30 contributions
Family
Great family fun . Instructor was excellent and provided a fun learning experience for all. Highly recommend !
Written June 23, 2018
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TripTripSoul
Quebec, Canada5 contributions
Solo
There are many ways to enjoy Kyoto and taiko class is one of the best! Don’t miss that! My instructor, sensei Kohei, was fantastic. You could feel is passion for taiko and he knows how to pass on to you. It really was a soulfull moment. Fantastic time.
Written May 24, 2018
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Lisa K
Greater Adelaide, Australia58 contributions
Family
Very easy to do, in a nice small group. The instructor was friendly and enthusiastic. I would say suitable for children aged six and older. Our eight year old thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written May 16, 2018
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Taiko Center Kyoto Studio is open:
  • Mon - Mon 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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