The museum houses 900 drums, including Japanese drums and others from all over the world. Visitors can touch and play the drums.
The Drum Museum was opened in 1988. It was established by the Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten store, which specializes in manufacturing and selling taiko drums, mikoshi mobile shrines, and ritual tools, to preserve and show to the public the drums and their reference materials collected from all over the world. The museum houses 900 drums from not only Japan but also from Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and others regions. This is a rare museum to exhibit drums from all over the world in one place and is a very precious museum from historical, cultural, and ethnological points of view. There are 200 drums displayed in the permanent exhibition, and being able to play most of those drums is an attraction that only this museum can offer. At the museum shop on the first floor, the museum-recommended souvenirs, such as tight-side drum straps or letter pads, can be purchased. It is a two-minute walk from the Exit No. 3 of the Tawaracho Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.