Drum Museum (Taikokan), Taito

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#64 of 363 in Museums in Tokyo
The mission of the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum

is to collect and preserve the material history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. Using the collected material to present the history of each from its formation to the present; with the goal of being honest and accurate as well as establishing espri de corps in soldiers, their families, civilian personnel, and the local community.
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  • That is attracted to storefront shrines, enters the store, drum Museum. Taiko is, of course, exhibited a lot of drums in the world. Touch and good hitting and that it is worth looking at is.
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  • Was the only visitor to the museum on a weekday afternoon, staff were friendly and directed me to the correct floor. Most of the drums can be played and I particularly enjoyed trying the different Tai...  more »
  • You can play some of the drums and there is a wide variety of instruments to see. It is small, but I'm pleased we went. I think children between 8-15 would enjoy the opportunity to play the instrument...  more »
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  • The museum has 2 floors with shops stocking Taiko equipment from drumsticks to shoes all the way to drums that cost thousands of dollars. Very helpful English speaking staff and have tax free services if you purchase over 5000 yen. One bonus was the drumsticks name engraving which our Japanese friend said was available for only 324 yen (it was only mentioned in a Japanese sign). Apparently it normally takes a week to do, but we were leaving in 2 hours and the staff offered to have it done in 1 hour. Excellent service and the laser naming engraving was amazing. We also spent an hour on the fourth floor drum museum (500 yen) which is a small room with drums from all over the world, but of which you can play with. Well worth going to!
  • Very small!!!!! But so many drums to touch and play. We went on a weekday and it was great because we were the only ones there. I could imagine it's absolutely insane if there are more than a few kids. Max time to explore would be 1.5 hours if you want to really take your time playing everything multiple times.
  • The drum museum is tiny and cosy. The descriptions are mostly in Japanese, but it doesn't matter. What matters is that you can play on most of the drums here. Listen to different sounds, feel different vibrations and basses from this impressive collection. Anyone who is into music will enjoy this place.
  • I've spent a great time at this place. I'm not a musician/don't have music skills but I have to confess the museum has a very interesting collection and, even better, visitors can play most of the drums!
  • Small museum where you can actually try the drums. But if you are a Taiko player, the first two floors (the shop) will be of interest...
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