Experience the history of shamisen and traveling entertainers

About the Activity

The shamisen came to mainland Japan in the 16th century and became very popular through the 17th century. Shamisen is one of the traditional musical instruments that feel the soul of Japanese people. But most Japanese have never touched a shamisen or heard its live sound. In particular, only a few dozen people have taken over the singing of "Goze," a blind female traveling entertainer now gone. In this workshop you will learn about the history of the shamisen and the Goze. Furthermore, by listening to the live performance of powerful and rustic Goze song, you can feel a Japan that even Japanese people do not know. And you can take home a handmade mini-shamisen and fill your home with the soul of Japan echoing with its sound!

Availability and Prices

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

Travel Date


Inclusions & Exclusions

What is included:

  • Costume (rental)
  • light meal
  • Shamisen Kit
  • Travel Itinerary

  • Exclusive to travelers from this booking.
  • Total Duraration: 2.0 hours
  • Itinerary Summary


    Starting Location

    Ending Location

    Ticket Redemption

    No redemption point. This is a direct entry ticket

    Pickup Information

    Customers must make their own way to and meet at the start point

    Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Language and Guide Availability

    Tour guide available in:

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Ticket Policy

  • Mobile or paper ticket accepted
  • One ticket per booking.
  • Cancellation & Refunds

    Cancellable up to 24 hours before the travel date (local supplier time) for a full refund. A 100% cancellation penalty applies for cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the start time.

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Cancel at least 1 day before activity starts in Asia/Tokyo time.
  • 100% refund if cancelled on time.
  • Operated by Experience the history of shamisen and traveling entertainers!

    Created on 2024-03-13

    Last updated on 2024-05-13

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