COVID-19 Update

We have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires double dose vaccination before visiting Gojyuan. Vaccination Certificates must be sighted before the booking is confirmed and finalised. For more details please view our Payment Procedure below and our Terms and Conditions.

Please take care and stay safe.

Ryokan Gojyuan

Gojyuan is a small traditional Japanese style inn with only two guest rooms 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.

Each 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.

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.

Payment Procedures

We offer two types of payment methods - PayPal and Gift Vouchers. Full payment is required when the booking is made. After we have sighted all vaccination certificates, you will receive a final email with extra details regarding your visit.

Tariff per night

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

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.


Bookings can only be made up to 3 months in advance. New days are released mid morning ( between 8am and 10am ) on the 1st of each month.

Our accommodation bookings are from Thursday - Saturday. Each booking is exclusive - there will be no other guests at Gojyuan during your stay.
We also offer a special package during the day on Wednesdays  called Watashi no Hi ( My Day ).

1st January, 2022 until 31st December, 2023

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

Due to the high number of enquiries regarding availability, we are not able to provide a waiting list for accommodation cancellations.


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