Japanese Harp (Koto) Lesson

Experience Japanese Culture SAKURA In Kyoto



Back to nearly 1300 years ago, Nara-era, Chinese Koto and Japanese Koto which seemed to be made in Yayoi-era were combined and gradually refined by people who loved music.

As time goes on, more and more people had got attracted by Koto because of the “Shirabe” which healed and silently encouraged people’s hearts. Nowadays, we’re going through busy days surrounded by so many objects. Listening to the sound of Koto makes our bodies and hearts remind of old memories.

There are two styles of playing the koto. One is the Ikuta style, which uses square-edged picks, and the other style is the Yamada style, which uses round-edged picks. Taking classes in koto playing will be especially interesting for people who have experience in playing string instruments, but beginners will also most surely enjoy taking lessons at a koto schools in Japan. We highly recommend trying it!


(per person)


Tour Detail


60 min.

Meeting place

Name: SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture
Address: 6th floor,408 Shimomaruyacho, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto 604-8006


[Keihan (Honsen Line)] Sanjokeihan Station Exit the North Gate, West Exit (for Sanjo-Ohashi). /12min by walk
[Subway (Touzai Line)] Kyotoshiyakushomae Station Exit #2 /5min by walk

Tour Tips

Booking process

1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.


- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation, the cancellation fees will be charged as below;
30%........... 4 - 7 days prior to the class
50%........... 2 - 3 days prior to the class
80%........... the day prior to the class
100%......... the class day
As the activities are hands-on classes,
please be careful and responsible for your own safety.
We do not hold any liability for accidents.


- For cooking program, please inform us, in advance,
if there are any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or any case where special care is needed when you ask us for availability.