150-3 Ogi Kanetashinden, Sado Island, Niigata 952-0611, Japan | Tel. 0259-86-2320
Open: 9:00–17:00 | Closed: Mondays (Closed on Tuesday instead when Monday is a public holiday.)


Taiko Experiences

Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan) offers hands-on Taiko Experiences developed by Sado-based, world-renowned taiko performing arts ensemble Kodo. Our unique programs are based on the ensemble’s vast experience and know-how, acquired over the course of four decades of touring.
A Taiko Experience is your chance to have fun playing taiko and discovering more about this captivating instrument firsthand. It’s an uplifting encounter filled with good vibrations and resonant sound. You’ll play a range of games using taiko and feel the joy of playing together, as one, by mindfully tuning into one another.

You can book a Taiko Experience to enjoy with family, friends, by yourself, or in a group.
Each session generally lasts 60 minutes, regardless of participant numbers.
*Individuals can book for up to 25 people. Organizations can book for up to 45 people.

Session Times
2 sessions a day (Starting at ①11:00, ②13:30 )

Suitable for:
Ages 6 & over (Preschoolers ages 5 & under may take part if accompanied by an adult)

*Please note that Taiko Experience fees will increase on April 1, 2023.
From April 2023:
Ages 12 & over ¥2,500 per person, Ages 6–11 ¥1,500 per person
*Sado Island resident discount available (cannot be used in conjunction with a group discount)
*Preschoolers (aged 5 & under): free admission for one preschooler per adult, ¥700 for additional preschoolers


The term “workcation” is a combination of the words “work” and “vacation.” It means to work remotely while enjoying leisure time at a base away from your home and regular workplace. This type of travel has been rising in popularity as a result of work-style reform initiatives and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Popular destinations include resorts, hot spring areas, and national parks. Sado Island has plenty of places that suit workcation travel to a T.
Sado Island has stunning nature and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, Tatakokan offers a chance to enjoy views of the great outdoors from the comfort of indoors. Add a taiko experience to your workcation to release some stress—beating the drums and immersing yourself in good vibrations echo is a great way to recharge.
Equipped with free Wi-Fi, T’s Cafe is the perfect place for remote work. A change of scene can give you a fresh perspective, so who knows? Inspiration or new ideas could emerge while you take a break to gaze out at the magnificent view.

Drop-in Visits

No booking? No worries. You are welcome to drop in for a look around Tatakokan any time. We’ll show you around the facilities, explaining the various taiko drums and the views. If there are no taiko experiences or other events underway at the time, you’re welcome to have a look around inside the main hall. If there happens to be a session or event underway, you’re welcome to take a peek from the upstairs gallery.

Anytime during our opening hours.

About 15 minutes

Suitable for:
All ages (preschoolers children must be accompanied by an adult)

¥500 per person (preschoolers ages 5 & under receive free admission)


We hold special events at Tatakokan in tandem with Kodo’s major annual events in the area: the Kodo Sado Island Performances in Shukunegi in spring, and international music festival Earth Celebration in summer. We also hold our own Tatakokan Festival annually in December.
When there is an event at Tatakokan, you can enjoy lunch and desserts along with the regular drinks menu at T’s Cafe.