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Taiko Center Kyoto Studio

Opens in 22 min: 14:00 - 15:00, 15:30 - 16:30, 17:00 - 18:00
Open today: 14:00 - 15:00, 15:30 - 16:30, 17:00 - 18:00
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Didn‘t know, that I‘m a drummer ...;-))

Just great!!! A lot of fun, an amazing hour, and in this short time we really learned a lot! Thanks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome class!

Had a blast at this class. Glad I brought a change of clothes & water like they suggested because... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erin P
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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: 14:00 - 15:00, 15:30 - 16:30, 17:00 - 18:00
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113-4 Takatsujiomiyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8387, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-813-8633
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Erin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Pbl1948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank dealsinthepocket
Reviewed 31 August 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

1  Thank firstripwithkids
Reviewed 29 August 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

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Taiko-Center, Instructor Yuuka at Taiko Center Kyoto Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 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 26 August 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 🙂

1  Thank Lenastt
Reviewed 21 August 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

1  Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Taiko Center has centers in Tokyo as well and we did our family's workshop in Asakusa. Very efficient, lucky we could get a place at short notice! (Note that they can't usually answer messages in the weekend.) It was very memorable to all take...More

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23 February 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
2 March 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
16 May 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