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.

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