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

Gift Wrapping Workshop
Sunday 25-09-2016 11:00 am
Ikebana Workshop
Saturday 01-10-2016 11:00 am
Calligraphy Workshop
Sunday 09-10-2016 10:30 am
Stamp Making Workshop
Sunday 09-10-2016 12:30 pm
Temari Workshop
Friday 14-10-2016 11:00 am
Wagashi Workshop
Saturday 15-10-2016 11:00 am
Ocha no Wa - Circle of Tea
Sunday 16-10-2016 12:00 pm
Shojin Ryori Workshop
Saturday 22-10-2016 10:30 am
Furoshiki Workshop
Sunday 23-10-2016 11:00 am
Japanese Pickles Workshop
Sunday 30-10-2016 11:00 am