Ryokan Gojyuan

Gojyuan is a small traditional Japanese style inn so we are able to provide the hospitality and service that is customary in Japan.

A koi pond is featured outside the main lobby area and continues beside the covered walkway between the guest rooms. This provides a quiet space where you can listen to the sounds of running water and our local birds. The perfect place to relax after a busy day.


Our room is 8 tatami mat in size with private bathroom facilities and traditional decor - tokonoma ( alcove ), oshiire ( futon cupboard ) with shoji screens opening on to a verandah overlooking a Japanese style garden.

The rooms also have TV, blue-ray, reverse cycle air conditioning, free WiFi, bar fridge and tea making facilities but all modern technology is tastefully hidden. There is complementary beer, wine and juice in the guest room fridge. The bedding is futon style and laid out in the evening. Our bathrooms include all toiletries and towels - toothbrush, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, comb, hair dryer and sewing kit.


Our breakfast is served in the lobby area where you can  enjoy our garden and koi pond.

It is Japanese style and includes rice, miso soup, homemade pickles, 3 vegetable dishes, egg and fish. We can cater for vegetarian, vegan and special requests. As our food is fresh and normally takes up to 2 hours to prepare, we like our guests to arrive about 5 minutes before their requested breakfast time to ensure the maximum quality.

Check in and Check out Times

Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 10am. Please advise us if the check-in time is later than 7pm as we make up the futons by 7pm or when our guests go out to dinner. If guests do not check-in by 9pm without prior arrangement, it is deemed a no-show and the booking is cancelled. Our apologies but we are unable to offer early check in or late check out.

Babies and Children

Unfortunately, due to the layout of Gojyuan and the proximity of our pond, we are unable to take bookings for babies or children under the age of 16.

Payment Procedures

We offer three types of payment methods - Direct Deposit (PAYID), PayPal( 3% surcharge) and Gift Vouchers. You do not need to have a PayPal account. Full payment is required when the requested date is offered to you and must be transferred the same day as the offer. If payment is not received within this time, the date is made available again. After payment is made, you will receive a final email with extra details regarding your visit. 

Matsunoma ( Pine Room )

This room is located beside the koi pond and overlooks the main garden.


Our accommodation booking days are Friday and Saturday. Each booking is exclusive - there will be no other guests at Gojyuan during your stay and there is a maximum of 2 people per booking per night.

1st January, 2024 until 31st December, 2024

Friday, Saturday
2 people - $550.00 per night.
1 person - $495.00 per night.


Our tariff includes accommodation, Japanese style breakfast and two hinoki bath bookings of one hour duration. Dinner is not included in the price but there are many restaurants in Balmain all within a short walking distance.


Please read our Terms and Conditions ( updated 27/05/24 ) before making a booking. 


We are fully booked and confirmed until the end of August, 2024. 

Our reservation system utilises a waiting list only. Bookings for September will be confirmed in early July, 2024.


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