1. Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan)
Taiko Drumming Experience

Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan)

A taiko drum experience for people of all ages!

Sado Island Taiko Centre is run by Kodo Cultural Foundation, located on the hill in the neighbourhood of Kodo Village. The spacious hall constructed using Sado-produced timber produces joyful resonance. Tatakokan is home to two huge taiko drums that were hand-carved from an enormous 600-year-old keyaki (Japanese zelkova) log. "Taiko Experience" programs led by the Taiko Centre's instructors and a range of other events are on offer. The hall, exhibition room and a Japanese-style room are also available for rent.

Facility Basic Information

150-3 Ogi Kanetashinden, Sado, Niigata 952-0611
Official site
WEB  facebook  Instagram
Payment Methods
Cards accepted  VISA, MASTER, JCB 
Assistance in Foreign Languages
OK  English
Available  Free Wi-Fi internet access
General Accessibility
Available  Ostomate-friendly toilet is available.
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 10 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Taiko Taiken Kouryuukan (Mondays only) (Shukunegi Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:25  Buses:4 

Your taiko experience session may include other participants. Please also note that taiko experience bookings are subject to hall and staff availability.

Opening Times
9:00 - 17:00
Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, it will be open but closed on the following day)
Hands-on Experience Prices
Courses for one person: Junior high school student or up: 2,200JPY Elementary school student 1,100JPY
Required  Please book at least 3 days before your date of visit. Online booking is available through the official website.
Facilities and Service
Hall, traditional cooking classroom, exhibition room, and meeting rooms, etc.

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