Become a Taiko Drummer!

A Great Intro to Japanese Drumming!

We begin with an exciting welcome show performed by our crew. After a brief warm up exercise, you will jump right in learning basic rhythms hands-on!

Our passionate instructors will guide you step-by-step as you progress through the many rhythmic patterns that gradually increased in difficulty! Near the end of your lesson, you will be given free time to play on a variety of different drums. By the end you’ll be ready to perform your very own solo!

Have your picture taken while posing in a traditional Happi (overcoat often worn in festivals) and receive a free souvenir Hachimaki (bandanna)!

Practice playing under the direction of a local group of experienced percussionists and learn how to become a real Taiko Drummer right next door to Matsumoto Castle!

Your program during the activity!

  • Starting Point : We will meet you at the Taiko Experience location (the address and details will be provided after the booking confirmation). The meeting details will be arranged a few days before the activity by email.
  • Taiko Experience (Around 1 hour) : Learn the proper stance and how to hold the sticks, then from there enjoy playing drums!
  • Ending Point : You will end at the same place.

Price & Booking

Children less than 6 years old can participate for free.
*Prices are tax included. We accept payment through bank transfer, credit card and Paypal.


  • Taiko Experience with a Taiko Master (Free guide in English or Japanese – see additional Option for a French speaking guide)
  • Hachimaki (bandanna) souvenir
  • Certificate of Attendance


  • Miscellaneous fees during the activity (drinks, snacks, souvenirs etc.)
  • Insurance (Travel Insurance, Private Insurance, etc…)


  • French speaking guide is available. Guides assist with interpreting during the activity. Price : JPY 5,000 / group

Additional Information

  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Meeting : the meeting details will be arranged a few days before the activity by email
  • Group type : Private
  • Starting Time : Anytime (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Cancellation policy : to receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
  • Terms & Conditions : Please read our Terms & Conditions