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Updated: October 1, 2019

Shamisen Workshop & Performance Shamisen Katoh

6-26-4 Higashiogu, Arakawa City, Tokyo

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.

Sounds of the shamisen

Try plucking a tune on the shamisen—a traditional three-stringed Japanese instrument—at this workshop. You will also get to watch a shamisen being made, and enjoy one being played. Reservations are required, through email or other means.

How to Get There

  • Kumanomae StationNippori-toneri LinerArakawa Line Exit3 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-19:00

  • Closing days: SundaysHolidaysNew Year's holidaysGolden Week


Shamisen-making observation and performance: 2,000 yen (60 minutes)


Facility Info

  • Restrooms
  • Japanese
  • JapaneseEnglish

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