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Soushunan

Open Now: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Wonderful and educational experience

I've been interested in the koto ever since I discovered my favorite manga, Kono Oto Tomare!, which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
edchandran
Very nice and experienced teacher. Taught me more than I expected.

Harumi is a great teacher and I had the luck to play with her mother who taught her. Very nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jaan V
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Soushunan, a 110 years old Machiya, is a traditional wooden townhouse.Here you can experience playing the Koto, which is a traditional Japanese instrument and indispensable for formal ceremonies in Japan.Harumi Shimazaki, who is a professional...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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288-2 Higashishimmeicho, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8162, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
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+81 75-801-4652
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been interested in the koto ever since I discovered my favorite manga, Kono Oto Tomare!, which is all about a koto club. I was very excited to learn a little bit of koto, and the lesson was even more exciting than I anticipated! Harumi...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harumi is a great teacher and I had the luck to play with her mother who taught her. Very nice experience in an old atmospheric house.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jaan V
Soushunan, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear.Mr.Jaan, Thank you for visiting Soushunan! You really enjoy Koto and play it very hard.It was so happy for us. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you so much! Harumi

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Koto lesson was easily my favorite memory from my entire time in Kyoto. Harumi was an incredible sensei and I enjoyed my lesson and tea time afterwards very much. It was nice to be in the quiet, old home away from tourist crowds-such an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Soushunan, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Soushunan. We are happy to meet you and enjoy Koto together. Soushunan is an old town house.We are happy to hear that you love thag place! If you have another chance to touch Koto,please try it again! Thank you so much....More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

I had a koto lesson with Teacher Harumi in October 18. 2018. She is very kind, patient, humorous and a good teacher. I recommend her very much!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Soushunan, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Soushunan! We are very happy to meet you and enjoy Koto together. We wish you try Koto again if you have another chance! We hope to see you soon. Thank you so much! Harumi

Reviewed 9 October 2018

I had a Koto lesson with Teacher Harumi. She was very patient and a good instructor. The sound of the Koto is magical. I am so thankful I was able to do this and I highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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shima015, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Soushunan! We are happy to share wonderful time with you. We hope you love Koto and coming back here soon!See you again soon.Thank you. Harumi

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Teacher Harumi is an excellent teacher. She is clear and patience in her teaching. Was able to somewhat play Sakura at the end of the lesson. Thank you so much for the enriching lesson.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neo S
shima015, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear.Neo. Thank you for coming to Soushunan. You can play Koto very well, and I hope you love it.We hope to see you soon! Have a safe way to your home. Thank you.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My koto lesson with Harumi was one of the best experiences of my trip to Kyoto. There are few opportunities to experience the joy of playing this instrument anywhere else in the world. And, to top it off, Harumi speaks excellent English. She also gave...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Soushunan, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for coming to Soushunan.We are really happy to share pleasure moment through Koto. We hope you come back to Soushunan soon and meet you again!Thank you. Harumi

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

i like music and had wanted to experience some traditional japanese instruments since i came to japan. the teacher is really nice and patient, told me a lot about japanese culture. the lesson wasn't that hard and the songs are beautiful.actually i was late for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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shima015, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for visiting Soushunan! You are very enthusiastic Koto student! We are happy to meet you and hope you love Koto. When you come back to Kyoto, please visit us again and try more Koto together.Thank you. Harumi

Reviewed 13 July 2018

The site was a very traditional Japanese house which on its own was very interesting, and the ambiance inside already offered an unique experience. Harumi was very friendly and a master of Koto. She and her lovely family performed some traditional and modern songs for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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shima015, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for coming to Soushunan. We are very happy to hear that you really enjoy our Koto lesson! You are very skilled player, so once you get Koto, you can play it very well. We hope you have good chance to get it! We...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I just had my koto lesson today and I can’t wait to come to Japan and take another lesson! I have a musical background so I understood the concept of playing better than what I was able to execute. Sensei was great! She is such...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Soushunan, オーナー at Soushunan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for visiting Soushunan. We are so happy to hear that you really like our Koto lesson.We hope to see you again soon.Thank you! Harumi

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