Tokyo Area

Connect with nature and carve your own bamboo flute

Connect with nature and carve your own bamboo flute

from 220.00

See our other Tokyo experiences here.

Experience Includes |

  • 15 min - A historical overview about the tradition of shakuhachi & the studio

  • 90 min - Carving out your own shakuhachi

  • 15 min - Learning how to blow the shakuhachi

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Session 1 (11:00 - 13:00)
Session 2 (14:00 - 16:00)

Number of Participants:


Yanaka, Tokyo
15mins from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

2 hr Experience

2 people max.

About Shakuhachi |

Shakuhachi | sha・kuh・ha・chi
A Japanese end-blown flute.

The soft, haunting notes of the shakuhachi will transport you to a Japan of long-ago. These wooden flutes that have existed in their modern form since the 17th century, produce a truly authentic Japanese sound. With a range of sounds that reflect the various voices of nature, the shakuhachi has not only been used as a musical instrument, but as a spiritual tool that helps its players connect with nature. Originally used as in instrument in court music, the shakuhachi was then used by Zen Buddhist monks to play ‘honkyoku’ pieces during meditative practice that aimed to attain both enlightenment and alms. Today, shakuhachi is appreciated today for its expressive abilities that direct listeners towards nature. In this hands-on workshop, you'll be able to craft a striking instrument that showcases the rustic elegance of its source, the bamboo tree.


What you'll be taking home!

Cancellation Policy |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.