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Koto Lesson in Nijo,Kyoto

Unique Experience

Harumi S.

5.00(1) reviews
Kyoto
1 hour 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Let's learn Japanese instrument Koto at cozy Kyo-machiya house! Koto, Japanese traditional instrument, seems difficult to play and try for beginners. However, at Soushunan, the lesson by the professional instructor enables you to play one song in 80min.

Meeting Point

Soushunan

koto

music

traditional woodenhouse

Ending Point

Soushunan

What to Expect

Learn to play a classic song, "Sakura," on the 13 stringed koto. We prepare everything needed for the class, just join in ready to play! This is the lesson that people of all ages can enjoy. It's also recommended to join with your family.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

lesson fee,music score,tools for Koto

What‘s not included

Important Information

レッスンは予約制です。Reservation Only.

Normally koto lessons require sitting in the formal seiza position, however you can have a lesson sitting on a chair.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

J

Joanne M.

May 26, 2017

Most memorable Kyoto experience! ?

I absolutely loved the cultural and musical experience learning two songs on the Koto with the most amazing teacher, Harumi Shimazaki. As a violinist and French hornist, I value the beautiful yet different sound of the koto—and the wonderful harmony created when Harumi plays along with you after you master the songs. Truly will be an experience I'll never forget and I'm motivated to continue learning. Later in my trip I met a family of five and I highly recommended they go take a lesson as well. You will learn not only details about how to play the koto, but you'll also gain the ear for listening to music based on a 5-note scale vs. the Western 8-note. Music is read from top to bottom, right to left as well so it's a fascinating hands-on window into Japanese culture. Playing the koto engages your ear, heart, eyes, and mind. Definitely try it!

Harumi S.

Dear.Joanne. Thank you for visiting Soushunan.I hope our Koto lesson is memorable experience for you.Please come back to Kyoto and see you again soon! Have a safe trip. Thank you. Soushunan Owner Harumi Shimazaki

$46/ per person

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