Music lovers will find Japan full of fascinating instruments and performance styles. From popular taiko drumming to elegant koto and shamisen, experience a taste of the country's fascinating musical traditions. In Okinawa make sure to check out folk song and sanshin (three-string banjo) shows, and feel the energy of the Ryukyu islands!
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  1. Join in and learn the basics of playing the traditional Japanese koto (13-stringed zither). Open to solo travelers and groups, pluck the strings and learn to play the folk tune 'Sakura'.
    English Available


    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. Feel the rhythm of Japanese traditional taiko drumming in Kyoto. No experience or Japanese language needed, just grab the sticks and dive into this fun cultural experience.


    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  3. Listen to the Tale of Genji and Heike from over a thousand years ago performed on a Biwa lute. Take a tour around the Matsuno Shrine or learn to make Japanese sweets right from the story.

    From USD23.56

    Group Discount
    (morning, afternoon)

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