What you'll do
☆Enjoy playing traditional musical instrument koto while watching Nijo Castle☆Shoot your performance with your camcorder! Koto is the most famous instrument in traditional Japanese music. The sound of the koto is elegant and very beautiful. I am a professional musician who has been teaching for 27 years, so even beginners and children can enjoy playing. ◇First, learn the basics of koto. ◇Next, we will practice the traditional Japanese song. ◇Finally, you will be able to duet with me. Please take a video to commemorate. ◇After the experience of Koto, it is tea time with green tea and traditional sweets. While enjoying drinking tea, you can enjoy traditional Japanese manners. Here is a very precious traditional Kyoto architectural residence, built 90 years ago. Because it is a private residence, travelers can not usually enter. Only experience guests can enter the house specially. The venue is in front of Nijo Castle, very accessible place. 5 minutes walk from Nijo Castle main gate. There are also more fun plans for music lover. This is recommended for music professionals. https://ja.airbnb.com/experiences/299866
Hello! I am Sachiko Kanbara. I am a composer and a professional musician of Koto, Shamisen and Kokyu, performing in many concerts in Kyoto. I opened the koto classroom about 27 years ago. Many Japanese and international students are also coming to the lesson. I also teaching at a local girls' junior high school and high school. I was born and grew up in Kyoto is a real local. So I know a lot of information about Kyoto. The sound of koto is beautiful and calms the mind. I want to introduce the sound to that many people. I am looking forward to playing with you!
Japanese confectionery Japanese Seasonal Sweets. It depends on the season.
Japanese green tea Cold tea on hot days, warm tea on cold days.
Koto harp for practice
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Where you'll be
The venue is a very precious traditional Kyoto architectural residence. Because it is a private residence, travelers can not usually enter. Only experience guests can enter the house specially. About five minutes from the main gate of Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site. It is a quiet and peaceful district of the town. There is a bicycle parking lot.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
The view from the window of the venue is very good in the afternoon time. But if you can come only in the morning or evening, please consult me. There is a day I can host if my schedule matches.
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