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Drum Museum (Taikokan)

2-1-1 Nishi-Asakusa | 4f, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3842-5622
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Lots of fun, very hands on

Was the only visitor to the museum on a weekday afternoon, staff were friendly and directed me to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
Small, but interesting

You can play some of the drums and there is a wide variety of instruments to see. It is small, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, AL, USA
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This rotating collection of both Japanese taiko drums and drums from around the world welcomes visitors to bang on the drums on display upstairs and purchase their own drums, flutes, dragon masks and other festival attire downstairs.
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2-1-1 Nishi-Asakusa | 4f, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3842-5622
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Reviewed yesterday

Was the only visitor to the museum on a weekday afternoon, staff were friendly and directed me to the correct floor. Most of the drums can be played and I particularly enjoyed trying the different Taiko drums (including 2 huge standing ones) and the caribbean...More

Thank chercher28
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can play some of the drums and there is a wide variety of instruments to see. It is small, but I'm pleased we went. I think children between 8-15 would enjoy the opportunity to play the instruments, and also be old enough to appreciate...More

Thank kellyes2017
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Very fun hands on museum, great to visit after you've been to the nearby temples as the kids really find the drums engaging. A small museum but not expensive and really engaging for the kids (and the adults!).

Thank Melinda H
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We went here a week ago because my son is really into taiko. The museum actually consists of multiple floors - the first floor sells taiko equipment and clothes, and the 4th floor has a LARGE number of drums from many countries - look at...More

Thank psychcal
Reviewed 4 August 2017

More of an exhibition rather than "museum". It is actually one room with a collection of percussion tools that you can touch or try. Nice to visit Only if your'e around.

Thank Travellingfamily012
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was great to do with the kids, you can drum just about all the drums and very interesting in discovering how diverse percussion instruments are.

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I've spent a great time at this place. I'm not a musician/don't have music skills but I have to confess the museum has a very interesting collection and, even better, visitors can play most of the drums!

Thank jennifermico
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Interesting and worth a visit if you're nearby. It's quite small but crammed with drums and all sort of allied instruments from around the world. Good information, including in English and notable in that you are welcome to try out many of the exhibits. Good...More

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 18 February 2017

On the bottom floor of the museum is a store, there is a giant drum in the window you can't miss. Walk into the store and let the person at the counter know you are there to see the museum, 500 Yen to go up....More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I guess a true drum fanatic would go crazy about the museum. Personally, I was just curious. I had expected more Japanese taiko drums, but there were drums from many places, including Greenland and Northern Sweden, which I had not expected.

Thank StefanHaeger
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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24 October 2015|
Response from Kenji79 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not allowed to take pictures or videos.