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Be a musician in Japan. Enjoy 3 Japanese traditional musical instruments in half day.

by Junichi
(4) Reviews
3h $ 45 per person


  • Musical instruments shop and training room
  • Festival Floats Museum (Matsuri no Mori)
  • Japanese Karaoke Box (OPTIONAL)

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44.50 USD

total price
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour charge(per person) in case the Optional Karaoke experience....
$ 17.80

What to Expect

In this tour, you can experience 3 types of different Japanese traditional musical instruments, "Shamisen" "Taiko" and "Fue".
"Shamisen" is a three-stringed Japanese guitar, played with plectrum.
"Taiko" is Japanese drum.
"Fue" is Japanese bamboo flute.

All for complete beginners.
A teacher for musical instruments will first show their performances, then
they will teach you how to handle and play each instruments.
It is very unique experience only in Japan, and surely be the wonderful memory of your travel to Japan.

After the 90 mins musical lessons, we will visit Matsuri no Mori (Takayama Festival Museum) to actually observe the festival floats and puppets show together with traditional music by Taiko and Shino Bue.

Besides, if you are interested in totally different Japanese musical experiences, you can try Japanese Karaoke box for 1 hour,
with extra 2,000 JPY / person.

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  • Musical instruments shop and training room
  • Festival Floats Museum (Matsuri no Mori)
  • Japanese Karaoke Box (OPTIONAL)


City Gifu

Depart From Gifu , Takayama

Meeting Point At your hotel in Takayama Area

Ending Point At your hotel in Takayama Area

Duration 3 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • Guide fee (Certified English Tour Guide accompanying. Communications in French/Thai/Japanese are fluent as well)
  • A hired van with a driver.
  • Pick-up and send-off at your hotel in Takayama area.
  • Music Lesson fee.

What‘s not included
  • Entrance fee for Matsuri no Mori (Festival Museum)
  • 900 yen per person.
  • (OPTIONAL) KARAOKE fee (300-400 yen per hour per person) .

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can participate in this tour ?

If interested in the traditional Japanese music, anyone can participate in this tour. No need to be good in other form of music, and it doesn't require any musical skills or experiences.

How many persons can a van accommodate ?

Minimum 2, Maximum 6 passengers can be accommodated in a van at the same time.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Junichi

National Certified Guide

(3) Reviews

Contact Junichi
Response Time 19 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )
  • Thai ( Fluent )
  • French ( Intermediate )

Hi, I'm Junichi, a Japanese business owner, based in Takayama, Gifu prefecture, JAPAN. My hometown is Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, and not too far from Takayama. After working in Africa for 10 years for Japanese Government as development aid worker, I moved to this small but lovely town, Takayama in 2015 with my family, and opened Thai restaurant and Guest House.

My wife is Thai and she cooks great Thai food, I believe. We run two properties to rent as guesthouse in Takayama, both a few mins walk from Takayama station.

I am a government-licensed English tour guide(No.EN00086), and sometimes conduct local guided tours nearby Takayama. I drive my own vans for private customized tours. I am preparing some trekking and natural trail tours in near future. The most popular tour is for Shirakawago world heritage village, Shinhotaka Mountain view, Kamikochi Mountain Resort. Guiding can be done in English, French or Thai. read more

Reviews ( 4 )

4 hours ago |   by Minnie

“ Karuizawa and snow monkeys ”

Mr Junichi was very patient and informative. He brought my family to some very interesting places in Karuizawa where we are staying - The stone church, Shiraito falls and the Magma stone park at Mt Asama. The sites were very beautiful and interesting. My family had a nice time. Lunch in old town Karuizawa was great - very good recommendation and the afternoon was spent visiting the snow monkey park. All in all a very good day trip, thanks to Mr Junichi and our van driver Mr Shimizu ( old but steady hands )

6 days ago |   by Tommy

“ Great tour ”

Great guide, great tour, highly recommend

2 weeks ago |   by Joyce

“ Snow for the Hawaiians ”

We live in Hawaii and have few experiences with snow. Junichi expertly escorted us on a snowy day while *******ted, shared and laughed on our customized tour. Doumo arigatou gozaimashita!

Very Good
11 months ago |   by Mark

“ Very knowledgeable, friendly, an has excellent English language skills ”

junichi was patient and helpful. We were late in meeting him but he was very accommodating. Our tour of Shirakawa-go was great. There were 4 in our family group & his van was spacious. I would highly recommend Junichi.

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