Skip to content

Music Instruments & Matcha tea in Kimono

Tokyo, Japan

Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking.

In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions. Learn More

Experience hosted by Yuka & Masato

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Instagram:@ymctokyo
Get ready to see the authentic side of Tokyo's cultural family home!
Join me on a workshop that will take you back in time to the 8th century for 2 hours.
Visit the cozy town of Tokyo,wear handmade kimono,play the traditional musical instruments,enjoy Japanese tea ceremony and taste sweets in Kimono!

I prepared the Special Autumn Music Program! It'a special price only now!
You can learn how to play two Japanese traditional and historical instruments, the 13-stringed ”KOTO” (Japanese Harp) and the three-stringed ”SANSHIN”(Japanese Guitar).
You’ll learn 2~3 songs, including the famous song “Sakura Sakura.”
By the end of our lesson, you will be able to play them by yourself.

You can also try my kimonos which my grandmother's handmade, so they’re very special and unique.We have kimonos not only for women,but also men and children.
And you can buy them for your souvenir. These kimonos are not mass produced.

Finally, I’ll teach you the proper way to make ”MATCHA” (Japanese green tea).
My mother is a master of the tea ceremony. The secret is transmitted from mother to daughter. You can enjoy traditional matcha tea and sweets while we talk about Japanese culture and history.

I'm very flexible with dates and time.
Please send me message for the availability!
Feel free to contact us;)
You’re more than welcome to join my experience with your family
Instagram:@ymctokyo
Get ready to see the authentic side of Tokyo's cultural family home!
Join me on a workshop that will take you back in time to the 8th century for 2 hours.
Visit the cozy town of Tokyo,wear handmade kimono,play the traditional musical instruments,enjoy Japanese tea ceremony and taste sweets in Kimono!

I prepared the Special Autumn Music Program! It'a special price only now!
You can learn how to…

Yuka & Masato's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more

What's included

  • Food
    Japanese sweets. For exapmle, Mochi inside anko(a red bean paste, Karinto,S...
  • Drinks
    I will teach you how to make tea the Kyoto way.
  • Equipment
    Koto(Japanese harp)
    Sanshin(Japanese guitar)
    Kimono
    We can l...
From $80
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Thu, Dec 3
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Sat, Dec 5
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person

Meet your host, Yuka & Masato

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 261 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been playing Koto (13 strings Japanese Harp) since I was 5 years old,and perform it at festivals and events.
I won an excellent prize in the Sanshin contest sponsored Okinawa Newspaper in 2013 and 2017. Only a few people can play both Koto and Sanshin, because they are very traditional and it's difficult to keep studying.
I have a license of Japanese music(koto and Sanshin) and love sharing the culture with visitors to Tokyo .
My husband and I traveled around the world from 2014-2016 as honeymoon.
We visited more than 50 countries, and could have a great cherish time with our international friends!
Now we decided to open our cozy home for visitors to Japan to share the love and hospitality that we received when we were traveling.
We are really looking forward to talking about the difference between Japan and your country.
I have been playing Koto (13 strings Japanese Harp) since I was 5 years old,and perform it at festivals and events.
I won an excellent prize in the Sanshin contest sponsored Okinawa Newspaper in 2013 and 2017. Only a few people can play both Koto and Sanshin, because they are very traditional and it's difficult to keep studying.
I have a license of Japanese music(koto and Sanshin) and love sharing the culture with visitors to Tokyo .
My husband and I traveled around the world f…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Where you'll be

Our Music lesson will be held at my home , 8min from Hibarigaoka station(ひばりヶ丘駅).
※It takes 15min from JR Ikebukuro station(Center) by Seibu Ikebukuro line.
※I'll send detail direction about how to come here after your booking!!Don't worry about it!!
※There is a very popular conveyor belt sushi restaurant nearby my house, so many guest enjoy lunch after my lesson;)
※Ghibli Museum is also not far from here, lots of guest go there after my lesson.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 261 reviews.

Kelly
February 2020
Yuka was such a lovely host. Her home is in such a picturesque area, and in two hours, you learn how to wear a kimono, how to play basic techniques of both koto and sanshin, and how to make matcha. She is extremely kind, patient, and welcoming, and the quality of her instruments are a treat for any music lover. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and would recommend it to anyone.
Yuka was such a lovely host. Her home is in such a picturesque area, and in two hours, you learn how to wear a kimono, how to play basic techniques of both koto and sanshin, and ho…
Mats
January 2020
We had a really great experience! Sitting down on the floor - playing, singing and just listening was calming, exciting and so much fun. I wanna do this again. The host was extremely friendly and very good at explaining and encouraging how to play. We did a short video of our experience https://youtu.be/nfQ769KQ_Rk
We had a really great experience! Sitting down on the floor - playing, singing and just listening was calming, exciting and so much fun. I wanna do this again. The host was ext…
Hillary
December 2019
The Host was extremely sweet and patient teaching us newbies. I loved the history that went with the lessons as well! I’m so happy we took the class- I’ll have knowledge to share with my family and friends
子乔
November 2019
It's really a fantastic experience for me to have an opportunity to learn the japanese instrument like koto and sansen. Yuka and Masato are very kind people and they have a very very kute and lovely baby! They speak a very fluency English so foriegner can communicate with them. Their lesson is very interesting and it's very friendly for a beginner or somebody who never studied music instrument. Highly recommend!
It's really a fantastic experience for me to have an opportunity to learn the japanese instrument like koto and sansen. Yuka and Masato are very kind people and they have a very ve…
Cláudia
October 2019
I had a great time with Yuka today. Yuka and her family are lovely and super friendly. I loved hearing about the stories of their travels and even getting to visit their lovely neighbourhood. And of course the music lessons were very special - Yuka is a very patient and eloquent teacher, I wish I had a Koto I could practice on after this :) all of this and you even get to try on a kimono and eat lots of lovely home made treats and matcha tea. I couldn’t recommend it more. Thank you!
I had a great time with Yuka today. Yuka and her family are lovely and super friendly. I loved hearing about the stories of their travels and even getting to visit their lovely nei…
Aaron
October 2019
My morning spent with Yuka was a very unique and memorable experience. As a host, she was extremely friendly and personable, and her home is cozy and inviting. She taught me the history of the koto and the sanshin instruments and together we played several traditional folk songs. Her patient and encouraging instruction made the instruments a fun and simple to learn. In the middle of the lesson we broke for a tea ceremony served with mochi and kokutou snacks. Aside from the advertised experience, it was a pleasure to talk with Yuka and her husband Masato and learn about their lives, and they were as genuinely interested in learning about mine. They have an infant daughter as well who is adorable. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who either wants to meet new people, learn more about Japanese history and culture, or have a general interest in the musical arts.
My morning spent with Yuka was a very unique and memorable experience. As a host, she was extremely friendly and personable, and her home is cozy and inviting. She taught me the h…

Choose from available dates

11 available
1 / 2

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.