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TOKYO TAIKO DRUMMING EXPERIENCE
Journey to Asakusa for an insider-access opportunity to visit a historic family-owned drum shop, where you learn about Japanese drums and try your hand at the taiko. Learn the ropes from the shopkeepers, whose family members designed the musical instruments for traditional and worldwide events, including the emperor ceremonies and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Set out on a Japanese sake-tasting adventure, exploring the city and sampling the subtle and delicate flavor profiles of traditional Japanese alcohols while learning about their cultural importance.
Take in Kyoto’s Rural Scenery
Venture aboard the Sagano Scenic Railway, which follows the course of a twisting, luxuriantly forested gorge. Then, disembark in Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, where you continue your day’s sightseeing.
Enjoy a Family-Friendly Day of Cultural Exploration
Begin with a lesson in playing traditional wadaiko (Japanese drums) as part of a taiko drum experience. Continue to the Samurai Museum to learn about the customs of this elite-warrior class while viewing samurai swords, armor and weaponry. Then, head to the top of the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest broadcast tower in the world. Finally, explore the Akihabara district, a center for Japanese youth culture abuzz with anime and electronic shops.