Yokoso - Welcome to Gojyuan

Gojyuan facade

Ryokan Gojyuan is a small traditional Japanese style guest house, built of sandstone (circa 1855) that has been in the family since the early 1930's.

A very important feature of Gojyuan is our support for Japanese cultural exchange. We hope to offer a place for regular promotion of craft and cultural workshops.

We are located very close to the central business district of Sydney, in the beautiful and quaint suburb of Balmain.

Transport to the city by bus is available right outside the front door or a short walk to the ferry will give you a lovely ride on Sydney Harbour. Our contact page displays a map of the local area, directions on how to get here and an option to join our mailing list.

Please watch our news to keep track of our events and if you have experience in any Japanese traditional skill eg. dance, theatre ( noh, kabuki, bunraku ), music ( shakuhachi, shamisen, koto ) etc. and would like to share this, please contact us.

We are also on Facebook - please support us and like our page.

We hope you will come to visit us in the near future.


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Workshop and Event Calendar

Workshops and Events

Temari Workshop
Friday 09-12-2016 11:00 am
Calligraphy Workshop
Sunday 11-12-2016 10:30 am
Stamp Making Workshop
Sunday 11-12-2016 12:30 pm
Mizuhiki Workshop
Sunday 29-01-2017 11:00 am
Origami Workshop
Saturday 04-02-2017 11:00 am
Shojin Ryori Workshop
Sunday 05-02-2017 10:30 am
Kimono Salon
Saturday 11-02-2017 11:00 am
Calligraphy Workshop
Sunday 12-02-2017 10:30 am
Stamp Making Workshop
Sunday 12-02-2017 12:30 pm
Wagashi Workshop
Saturday 18-02-2017 11:00 am