Learn how to play Taiko, a traditional Japanese drum, on your trip to Tokyo and surprise friends and family back home with your newly acquired skill. Taiko drums are known for their “earth-shaking” sound that can be heard even from a long distance and are capable of producing a variety of rhythms. You will learn the basics of drum playing from an experience teacher while having quite a workout — playing the drums is sure to make you sweat. The lesson venue is located right along the underground queue, so you will not have to make a big detour from your city sightseeing.
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What people are saying about Art Classes in Tokyo Prefecture
This was so much fun and such a great learning experience! The cooking class leaders were so kind and even though I could not speak much Japanese, they were very accommodating and spoke enough English for us to understand how to make each dish. The view of the sumida River was amazing, and we even got to use the glass cups we used for the kiriko class for some green tea with our meal. Both classes were so fun, and I am so appreciative of the attentiveness of the staff at both the edo kiriko studio and the cooking class. Would definitely recommend going!
Although the workshop don’t speak English so well, but they do their best to demonstrate how to blow a glass from raw. Safety are first priority and hygiene are concerned. My glass cannot cool down before I leave Japan, so I have to send it to a place in Japan. Overseas express seems not available, make sure you join this at the first day of visit, so you Nay let cool the glass.
This is a really fun experience! Hanada met me and my partner at the station and walked us round to a basement studio. We had one other person in our lesson who we didn’t know. We learnt different drumming patterns and then he taught us a short song. He was very patient with us and we had a great time - we even got to record our song at the end! We loved the lesson and it’s a great addition to a trip!
You'll meet Hanada outside FamilyMart at the south exit at Okubo station - it is just one stop up the JR Chūō-Sōbu line from Shinjuku station. He'll walk you 2 minutes up the road to a room you've got booked for an hour and teach you some taiko rhythms with two different taiko drums. Hanada is very friendly, very enthusiastic and if you're on Instagram, will probably throw you in his Story. It's certainly something different to most people's Tokyo trips!
The cooking course was very engaging and the instructor was really friendly. She provided adequate guidance with elaborated instructions and insights on Japanese food culture & ingredients used. Very satisfying to go through the cooking process and slowly savour the kaiseki meal with our course mates. We certainly had a lovely time!
Location is not too hard to find. Just follow Google map. Enjoyed the experience and learn a lot of tips from miki-san.
I was by myself.. so it’s like a private class for me :) food is very delicious. Chef also shared the bottle/Brand’s of condiment used and we can buy them easily from mini stop near the cooking sun studio even. With reasonably size plastic bottle which is easy to carry home.