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Let's Play the Shamisen!

Enjoy an introduction to the traditional 3-stringed shamisen in a relaxing setting. Then practice the famous “Sakura Sakura” song!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

60-90 minutes

Number of Participants



2,000 JPY– (tax included)

First, the instructor will give an explanation about the history of the shamisen and its characteristics. You’ll also learn how to hold and play the shamisen, and how to read the music score. Before the end of the session, you will learn how to play “Sakura Sakura,”(“Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom”) a popular traditional Japanese song. At the end of the experience, Sensei will perform a famous Kabuki theater song as a lasting memory.

The explanation is simple, so even beginners can easily enjoy the experience. Let's try playing the shamisen, Japan's traditional 3-stringed instrument!

Experience Program NameLet's Play the Shamisen!
Activity LocationNankodai neighborhood (Bibotto Nankodai)
Time Required60-90 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time13:00-17:00 (by reservation)
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants2people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 0:00
About suspension of the activityIf the program will be cancelled, we will contact you.
Let's Play the Shamisen!2,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, instrument rental fee.
What is not included in the priceTransportation fee.
Method of PaymentPlease pay in cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesPlease let us know at least 1 day before the scheduled program if you will cancel.
Cancellation PolicyThere is no cancellation fee.
Meeting Spot3 Chome 1-24, Nankodai, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-8003
Meeting TimePlease come by the reserved time.
Access--By Public Transportation--
From Sendai Station, take a train to Asahigaoka Station (Nanboku Line). Next take a bus from Asahigaoka Station to "Nankodai 3 Chome Koen." The location is right next to the bus stop.
Room for 3 cars, free, no reservation required.
Barrier-free AccessYes
There is a ramp up to the lesson area.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
The instructor is able to speak simple conversational English.