Shopping Taiko Center Co. ,Ltd. （株）太鼓センター教室部 Japan ,〒600-8387 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Takatsujiomiyacho, 113−4（株）太鼓センター京都本社 Published on: 12-03-2016
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Why Taiko Center Workshop is special ?
You will learn the correct way to play the drums to get a good sound and try different patterns of drumming to make a piece of music . It sometimes challenges but the instructors are very patient. They are really knowlegable ,professional , accommodating and speak beautiful English and gives a great background to this drumming art. They also explain things as necessary.
You can come as a family, couple, friends and you can even come alone! It will be a great opportunity for you to meet other tourists too. The instructors can manage a class with a wide age spread or multiple cultural backgrounds.
It's nice to join in with other participants if you are traveling alone or in a small group.. The class was just fun, learning a rhythm to start then making it interesting with battles and speeding up etc. we were also able to take a little break and watch each other perform.
What to explore at Taiko Center Workshop?
Taiko-Lab instructor (trained and certified by Taiko-Center) They are all experienced taiko players and most of them are part of performance groups that regularly perform at various events. They run regular taiko classes at our studios. They are all excited to share their passion with you!
The lesson was paced to our abilities and totally fun because at the end we were separated into pairs to play our music to each other with the help of the instructor. You needed to have a good memory or at least laugh a lot about your poor memory.
They rent the taiko sticks for free for your lesson, but if you wish to use your own and take them with you, we sell them at our store on the 1st floor along with many other taiko-related items/souvenirs
How to get to Taiko Center Workshop?
By train : Take Hankyu Line to Omiya Station which is the closest station to our studio. Walk south for 7-8 minutes on Omiya Street and you will see it on your right.
By bus : Take bus No.207, 206 or 71 will stop right in front of our building. The bus stop is called Omiya Matsubara.
From Fushimi inari taisha shrine (thousands of red torii): 15 minutes by train and 15 minutes by bus
From Kyoto Station :
By train - Take Karasuma Line to Shijo Station, and without leaving the underground go to Karasuma Station (they are connected). From Karasuma Station, take Hankyu Line to Omiya Station. Walk south for 7-8 minutes on Omiya Street and you will see it on your right.
Go onfoot :Walk out of North exit (the side with Kyoto Tower), and turn left on the Shiokoji Street. In few minutes you will see a major road called Horikawa Street. Turn right (towards north) on Horikawa Street and stay on it for 20 minutes until you hit Gojo Street. Turn left on Gojo Street and soon turn right on Omiya Street. Just in few minutes after you pass your first light, you should see our building on your left.
- Great and fun experience!
- An experience to individualise your trip to Japan
- Really fun workshop
- Perfect time, with great people. Charged with great life power! Can't wait to return again.
- Really professional and enjoyable activity!
Taiko Center Co. ,Ltd. （株）太鼓センター教室部 Japan ,〒600-8387 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Takatsujiomiyacho, 113−4（株）太鼓センター京都本社
Tips for you
I had spent considerable time researching things to do with my family when visiting the Kyoto/Osaka area. The same things kept coming up - Philosopher's walk, Umekoji locomotive museum, shopping arcades, Kaiyukan, Universal Studios. I stumbled upon the Taiko Center's website by happenstance while on google. They offer small group (minimum of two people) private classes by advance arrangement (easily done by email) for $50 per person, including an English interpreter in their studio near Umekoji station. Our instructor was amazing, managing to keep the attention of my three year old for an entire hour of drumming. In our class were also my American forty something husband, myself, my Japanese 50 year old cousin, and a thirtyish Swedish guy. This is the best kept secret in Kyoto for a fun, immersive, active cultural experience for people of all ages, but especially for kids ages 3-18. The cherry on the icing was seeing the thank you note written by the drummer from Pearl Jam down in the 1st floor shop thanking them for the lesson. Just do it! You won't regret it!