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“Awesome experience to try out some Taiko!”
Review of Taiko-Lab Kobe

Taiko-Lab Kobe
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Traditional Drum Taiko Experience in Kobe
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Taiko-Lab Kobe 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. 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 memories! 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. We offer class for foreign tourists at Kobe (NEW!), Osaka and Kyoto studios!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Had a great time with an hour lesson, which was my first time trying any taiko drumming (not including the arcade machines anyway!). Will go into some more of the detail but if you want a quick verdict, I would recommend this to anyone that has interest in musical instruments, japanese culture or just getting a good workout!

We started with some exercises and the technique but didn't take long to get into practicing some patterns. The noise and the feeling of hitting the drum is a real experience, it is not too loud that it will effect your ears but you can feel the drum through your whole body. You will start with the teacher doing a pattern and then you copy that pattern, the pattern will get longer and more difficult to remember so you will need to use your brain! By the end you will have put multiple patterns together into a full song and be drumming over a beat provided by the teacher.
It all feels quite natural and for me the biggest difficulty was remembering the patterns, so really hope I can give it another go so I can complete the song perfectly!
You may not think it but you will get a good workout from this so is also a good way to get some exercise while also having some fun with a new instrument.
Finally the teacher spoke perfect English and brought a huge amount of energy to the lesson as well helping when I struggled with a pattern!
Anyway, as you can tell I had a great time and would recommend this to anyone that may be in the area of Kobe and wants to have some fun while trying something new.

Thank 967DavidC967
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Sachi A, Taiko Instructor at Taiko-Lab Kobe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Thank you very much for your detailed review!! (and our first one!) We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our class. You are right - remembering pattern is hard, and that is why it's such a great exercise for our brains too! Thank you and please come again!

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