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Drum Museum

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[Art] [Instrument] [Museum]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

Features
◎ Enjoyable

○ Beautiful
○ Relaxing
◎ Unique
○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to know various kinds of drums in the world
2: to see the drum of old Saruwata-cho Ichimura-za
3: to play the wide variety of drums in the world with "♪" mark

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Museum that shows world of drum

If you visit Drum Museum, you can enjoy not only seeing but also playing the instruments of the world.

This museum is located in Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten that deals with drum and festival instruments. You can go to the exhibition room at the 4th floor by elevator after you purchase a ticket at the 1st floor. Then, you will see a wide variety of real drums in one place.

It is unique that this museum mainly focuses on drums of the world. Its collection includes Kundu drum of Papua New Guinea and drum of the United States of America, and the drum with beautiful decoration of the Middle East. Also, it displays Japanese instruments such as the drum of old Saruwata-cho Ichimura-za, Cultural Property of Taito City, Tokyo, and Kazaotoguruma, the instrument used in traditional Japanese performing arts.

You will have a precious experience to actually play the instruments with "♪" mark in explanatory notes. If you do not hesitate, you will have a wonderful time! You will be able to play the majority of the instruments in the exhibition room while it is not allowed to play some instruments due to the repairment difficulties. When I visited this museum, I enjoyed making the sound of music including samba of Brazil and gamelan of Indonesia. In particular, I liked the happy sound of steelpan of Trinidad and Tobago. Without actually playing, I could not find that some drums weighed lighter than I expected. I was also surprised with unpredictable sounds of some instruments.

It opened in 1988. It is a small private museum at commercial area in Nishi-Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Tawaracho Station.

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Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a hurried pace, and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30).

Closed Day
It is closed on every Monday and every Tuesday. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, this museum opens on Monday.

Admissions Fee
It is 500-yen for adults and 150-yen for children.

Access
It takes about 2 minutes from Tawaramachi Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Tawaramachi Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line)
○ Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hibiya Line)
◎ Asakusa Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)
◎ Asakusa Station (Tobu: Tobu Skytree Line)
◎ Asakusa Station (Metropolitan Intercity: Tsukuba Express)
◎ Kuramae Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)

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◎ Alone
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◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
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Name in English
Drum Museum

Name in Roman Letters
Taikokan

Name in Japanese
太皷館
たいこかん

Address
2-1-1, Nishi-Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo, 111-0035, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3844-2141

URL
http://www.miyamoto-unosuke.co.jp/taikokan/

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