Taiko Drum Museum
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Taiko Drum Museum information
More than 600 drums make up this collection, gathered from around the world, though only about 200 are available at any one time in the splendidly interactive drum display. You have free rein to touch or play any instrument that doesn’t have a mark – those with a blue dot should be handled carefully, while a red dot means ‘off limits’.