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Learn to play a traditional harp

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What to Expect
Learning about koto
• Hear the rich story of koto, its history and the role it has played in Japanese music
• Listen to a professional demonstration of koto playing
• Learn about the particular tuning method of this unique instrumentThe basics of playing koto
• Study a variety of koto playing styles
• Take time to explore the different playing styles and freely express yourself through the koto’s rich tones
• Learn how to read koto sheet music, based not on notes, but an easy to understand string-number relationship systemYour first koto performance
• Play the classic song Sakura Sakura, Cherry Blossoms Cherry Blossoms
• After your first performance, have a chance to be accompanied and perform your first koto duetA moment to unwind and savor tea, sweets and music
• Experience the harmony of matcha (powdered green tea) and seasonal Japanese sweets
• As you refresh with a tradition Japanese tea, enjoy the rich tones of a live koto performance by the instructor
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Important Information
Departure Point
SIONE Ginkakujihonten
This cultural experience is set in a traditional historic house near Ginkakuji Temple and surrounded by the seasonal beauty of Kyoto. Spend an emotionally fulfilling time with us in this calming environment to creatively explore and stimulate all five of your senses.
Departure Time
10 am and 5 pm, Thursday and Friday
10 am, Saturday
1h 30m
  • Tea & Japanese sweets
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 10:00 am and 17:00 pm lessons are held in English.
  • 14:00 pm lesson is held in Japanese.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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