Take a Koto Lesson at a Traditional House in Kyoto


Let's play Koto, a traditional Japanese harp, in Soushunan! Soushunan is an old traditional wooden house built in Kyoto, near Nijo Castle. Ms.Harumi Shimazaki, who is a professional Koto player, will teach you how to play Koto.


  • Touch traditional Japanese musical instrumental
  • Learn Japanese culture and traditional music
  • See a 110-years-old wooden house

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If you are planning to visit Kyoto, join us to get in touch with real Japanese traditional culture! We will teach you how to play a song named “Sakura” with Koto (a long Japanese zither with thirteen strings) at a 110 years old traditional house, Soushunan. You will experience an 80-minute long lesson and Koto play under the guidance of a professional Koto lecturer. And you will get to take the musical score home with you after the lesson. We will make preparations for the lesson, so you don't need to bring anything. Please contact me before booking.

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