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
Saturday 30-07-2016 11:00 am
Furoshiki Workshop
Sunday 31-07-2016 11:00 am
Origami Workshop
Saturday 06-08-2016 11:00 am
A Little Bit of Japan in Balmain
Sunday 07-08-2016 10:00 am
Temari Workshop
Friday 12-08-2016 11:00 am
Kimono Salon
Saturday 13-08-2016 11:00 am
Calligraphy Workshop
Sunday 14-08-2016 10:30 am
Stamp Making Workshop
Sunday 14-08-2016 12:30 pm
Ocha no Wa - Circle of Tea
Sunday 21-08-2016 12:00 pm
Temari Workshop
Saturday 27-08-2016 11:00 am