Authentic TAIKO drumming in AKIHABARA.

Chiyoda-ku, Japan

Experience hosted by Mizuho

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

The lesson is taken place in Akihabara, near Animecenter of Tokyo.
The flow:
1) Ice breaking/Briefing : Over tea and coffee, basic information on Taiko instruments and background will be given with pictures and videos.
2) Simple stretching for warm-up
3) Let's play Taiko! : Start with simple strokes, try to play some rhythm and phrases.
Challenge a bit more difficult rhythm ensembles.
4) Play in traditional Taiko costumes.
5) Photos

*The topics may be slightly different accordingly to the participants.
*No music/sport experience needed. Everybody can enjoy playing.
Absorbed in playing Taiko, we could relieve your stress and truly relaxed in your mind.

レッスン場所は、電気製品とアニメの街、秋葉原駅から3分。
始めに、簡単なBriefing。 和太鼓という日本の伝統楽器の文化的背景や楽器そのものについて、写真や映像を見ながら説明し、リラックスしていただきます。日本茶・コーヒー・麦茶などを提供します。

簡単なストレッチを済ませたら、早速音を出していきます。簡単なフレーズから、徐々に難しいリズムに挑戦。誰でも流れに乗って打てるようになります。
最後に、ステージ衣裳(絆纏)を着て、演奏。最後に衣裳で記念撮影。

お稽古の内容はその時の参加者に応じて変わります。音楽やスポーツの経験がなくても大丈夫です。
集中して太鼓を打っているうちに、ストレスが解放されてリラックスできるという効果があるもあるようです。
Other things to note
Child be 6 years and older.
Coming late, actual exercise might be shorter.
Other date and time can be negotiated.
6歳以上対象。
時間に遅れた場合、体験時間が短くなる場合があります。他の日時は応相談です。
The lesson is taken place in Akihabara, near Animecenter of Tokyo.
The flow:
1) Ice breaking/Briefing : Over tea and coffee, basic information on Taiko instruments and background will be given with pictures and videos.
2) Simple stretching for warm-up
3) Let's play Taiko! : Start with simple strokes, try to play some rhythm and phrases.
Challenge a bit more difficult rhythm ensembles.
4) Play in traditional Taiko c…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Hot coffee, Green tea or iced tea is served as welcome drink.
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  • Equipment
    Taiko Bachi sticks, Taiko costume to try on. All included in the total fee....

Meet your Host, Mizuho

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 17 Reviews
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Having 26 years of career, teaching and performing Taiko is my profession.
I've performed in more than 40 countries like France, USA, India, Indonesia and so on. I'm also invited to teach in Taiko workshops abroad; Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and more.
In Tokyo, I've conducted workshops to 300 individuals and groups.
Communication will be in English.
和太鼓歴は26年。1997年よりプロの舞台に立ち、和太鼓の演奏活動と指導を行っています。
これまでフランス・アメリカ・インド・インドネシアなど40カ国以上で演奏してきました。またドイツ・イタリア・スイスなどの太鼓チームから依頼を受け、各国に赴きワークショップを開催しています。
千代田区神田の稽古場では、これまで外国人旅行者のべ300名以上に体験ワークショップを行ないました。
英語でのコミュニケーションとなります。
Having 26 years of career, teaching and performing Taiko is my profession.
I've performed in more than 40 countries like France, USA, India, Indonesia and so on. I'm also invited to teach in Taiko workshops abroad; Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and more.
In Tokyo, I've conducted workshops to 300 individuals and groups.
Communication will be in English.
和太鼓歴は26年。1997年よりプロの舞台に立ち、和太鼓の演奏活動と指導を行っています。
これまでフランス・アメリカ・インド・インドネシアなど40カ国以上で演奏してきました。またドイツ・イタリア・スイスなどの太鼓チームか…
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Where you'll be

The venue is at Oedo Sukeroku Taiko Dojo.
It's not a huge studio but you can make 'noise' as loud as you want in the center of Tokyo. It's in Akihabara, and easily access to travelers' spots like Ueno and Aasakusa.
会場は、プロ和太鼓集団「大江戸助六太鼓」の稽古場です。半地下の稽古場は防音室になっており、小さいながら東京のど真ん中で大きな音が思いっきり出すことができます。また、会場は旅行者に人気の秋葉原にあり、浅草や上野など人気の観光スポットからも30分以内の便利な場所にあります。

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Min Cong
February 2020
The experience itself was very unique, but I was also very blown away by the background of the organization and the people behind it. I did not truly realize how difficult the taiko is and this helped me develop a much deeper appreciation for the art.
Sole
January 2020
I took part in this experience with my fiancé. We had a lot of fun playing taiko, Mizuho and the people of the school made us feel welcome and at ease. :) She gave us a brief look into the history of taiko before trying the real thing (the tradition of the school is indeed interesting as well) - I was amazed at the wonderful sounds that a real taiko produces, our time here made me feel eager to join a full course; I wish I could in my home country! :D I'd recommend this experience to anyone wanting to know more about this amazing instrument, it's indeed a good exercise for the body and the soul!
Carlos
November 2019
This is an unique experience if you like music, martial arts or just arts. Mizuho is a great teacher and we left knowing the very basics techniques of Taiko drumming. The grand master of the school was part of the first Taiko ensemble of Tokio and we practiced in the studio of the school. Also nice location because then you can visit the Kanda shrine and the Akihabara district. I finally made my dream of playing taiko come true and I'm very happy with that.
Teresia
October 2019
I gave a drumming workshop to my partner as a birthday gift, and Mizuho was such a wonderful person and teacher, not only welcoming my boyfriend and being a great teacher to him, but also letting me sit by and watch. What an amazing experience! Mizuho is extremely talented and knows her craft very well, and she is also a great and patient teacher with a wonderful caring energy. Would recommrnd this to anyone! One of the absolute highlights of our trip.
Marie Christine
September 2019
Excellent experience and fun learning to play Taiko from a real master with a passion and excellent skills for Taiko. I feel honoured also to have met the master in Taiko who founded the first professional Taiko group in Japan. Playing Taiko is a great way to clear your mind and to get in a flow I noticed. So now on my bucket list: a sound proof baisement to practise playing the Taiko at home in The Netherlands. Doko doko!
Kristen
August 2019
We did this as a family, including our 7 year old daughter. She had a bit of trouble following along, but the teachers were great in helping her keep up! I had a blast and got to learn some taiko basics in a small group of 7. I would do this again!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Casual wear for exercise: T-shirts & shoes Tシャツと運動靴など動きやすい服装。

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.