Experience a Sunset Live performance and a special lunch in the great outdoors.

The "Ultimate Journey" Part 4 includes a Special Live in nature, a Japanese Taiko drum workshop, and a mystical tour exploring the beautiful water sources of Ubuyama Village, the backdrop for TAO's "Skyward Stage" performances.

Tour Dates 
Tuesday 23rd - Wednesday 24th January 2024

DRUM TAO celebrated for its awe-inspiring performances of Japanese taiko drumming is based within the expansive Aso-Kuju National Park, home to Japan's largest grassland area.

DRUM TAO known for their diverse performances both domestically and internationally, continues their creative endeavors in this natural haven.
You will feel magnificent power of mother earth right here stimulating their creative inspiration and being the source of their music.
This is a special tour that offers an experience found nowhere else.

●January 23rd (Tuesday) : Pick-up (within Fukuoka prefecture/Kumamoto prefecture)

・We will pick you up with a luxury car at your preferred location in Fukuoka Prefecture (such as Fukuoka Airport or Hakata Station) or Kumamoto Prefecture (Aso Kumamoto Airport or Kumamoto Station) and take you to the tour destination, the Aso Kuju area.
・You can choose any pickup time to arrive in time for the 2:30 pm Premium Live event.
・If you wish, it is possible to make stops at tourist spots along the way, such as Mt. Daikanbo in Aso.

●Open-air theater, TAO-no-Oka “Skyward Stage” Premium live performence


<Altitude 1,036m・Skyward stage>
・This stage is created to allow you to enjoy live performances in the middle of the great nature of Aso-Kuju National Park, the home of DRUM TAO.
・In this tour, you can indulge in the Skyward Stage live performance featuring leading performers of DRUM TAO and special arrangements, all while seated in your exclusive VIP seats, for an elegant experience like no other.
・After the performance, you'll have the opportunity to ascend to the Skyward Stage for a dedicated photo session. Get close to the drums, capture the moment with the performers and create unforgettable memories with commemorative photos.

●Special Japanese taiko drums workshop


・DRUM TAO members will provide instruction in Japanese taiko drumming.
・Through interaction with them, you can experience the charm of Japanese traditional instruments, the taiko drums.
・You can enjoy the experience while wearing DRUM TAO's original happi coat, truly immersing yourself in the atmosphere of a DRUM TAO member.
・It's sure to be a memorable and unforgettable experience.

●DRUM TAO History tour

・The "DRUM TAO History Tour" is held at the "TAO HOUSE" indoor facility. It explores what the "Kuju Plateau," where TAO creates its music, is like and why they established their base in Kuju, tracing back to their roots.

●Sunset Bar & Live


・We host a special live performance at the Green Terrace, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset sky turning crimson.
・We open a 'Sunset Bar' exclusively for this moment, allowing you to savor a drink while enjoying the beautiful sunset and TAO's performance.
・Experience a luxurious twilight amidst the serene grasslands bathed in a deep purple hue.

●high-quality Japanese-style hot spring hotel


・We have prepared accommodations at a renowned and highly popular hot spring resort known as Kurokawa Onsen, located just a 10-minute drive from TAO-no-Oka. 
・Kurokawa Onsen was featured in the 2009 edition of the Michelin Green Guide Japan, receiving an exceptional two-star rating as a hot spring destination.
・Surrounded by mountains that change their appearance beautifully with each season, this hot spring boasts high-quality mineral waters and offers exquisite dinners prepared with great care. 
・Relax in the nostalgic ambiance of hotel and enjoy a leisurely stay.

You will stay at one of the three popular accommodations.
深山山荘 https://www.miyama-sansou.com/english/
和らく http://www.satonoyu-waraku.jp
界・阿蘇 https://hoshinoresorts.com/ja/hotels/kaiaso/

●Journey to explore the nature behind the Skyward Stage


・"Yamabuki Springs," selected as one of the "Top 100 Sources of Water", is a hidden gem surrounded by primeval forests.
・The crystal-clear water reflects the shadows of plants, creating a beauty akin to stepping into a movie scene.
・Strolling amidst the trees tinged with autumn colors while listening to the songs of birds and the sounds of the wind provides a mystical atmosphere where you can feel the Earth's breath.
・Local residents will gently guide you through the village, sharing stories and episodes about their community.

Ubuyama village: 
Behind the Skyward Stage at TAO-no-Oka lies a small village of 1,500 residents. We will take a stroll through the beautiful Ubuyama village alongside the village's inhabitants, who lead their lives amidst nature.

*Part of the tour fee will be contributed to funds for environmental conservation.
*Please participate in this tour wearing long pants and comfortable walking shoes.

●1st day schedule January 23rd (Tue)

Morning: Depart from Fukuoka pref. or Kumamoto pref.  ==== 2:30pm Open-air Theater TAO-no-Oka (Takeda City, Oita Pref. ) DRUM TAO Premium Live〜Special Taiko drumming workshop====TAO History tour〜Sunset Bar & Live==== Kurokawa Onsen Popular Hot Spring Inn Dinner and Accommodation

・We provide a luxury car transfer service to your preferred location within Fukuoka or Kumamoto Prefecture. 
・You can choose any pickup time to arrive in time for the 2:30 pm Premium Live event.
<Accommodation>Popular hot spring inn in Kurokawa Onsen
*You will stay at one of the three popular accommodations.(深山山荘/和らく/界・阿蘇)
<Dinner>You can enjoy cuisine prepared with local ingredients, featuring the unique Japanese accommodation style.

●2nd day schedule January 24th (Wed)

Breakfast/Hot spring==== 10:00am Ubuyama village:water source, scenic walk& Lunch====1:00pm Departure: Transportation within Fukuoka pref.or Kumamoto pref. (hired car)

<Breakfast>Please enjoy a traditional breakfast prepared with local cooking methods and ingredients.
<Lunch>Special Lunch in Aso Kuju National Park
<ransfer>We provide a luxury car transfer service to your preferred location within Fukuoka or Kumamoto Prefecture. 



〒8780205 大分県竹田市久住町白丹7571-2

Open-air theater Tao-no-Oka

【From Bungo Taketa Station】30min by car.
【From Kumamoto Airport】1hour and 20min by car
【From Oita Airport】1hour and 50min by car
【From Fukuoka Airport】2hour and 10min by car

About us

店舗・企業名 TAO Culture Promotion Foundation
営業時間 11:00AM - 5:00PM
定休日 Regular holiday:Tuesday,Wendnesday,Thursday
住所 Shirani Itagi 7571-2, Kuju-Town, Taketa City, Oita 878-0205 Japan
電話番号 81974760950
ホームページ https://www.drum-tao.com/nature-theater/

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