We are very pleased to have school excursions visit our ryokan and experience Japanese craft and culture.
Some of our instructors who present the workshops are available to prepare a suitable school program over 2-3 hours. The available hours are usually from 10:30am - 2pm. We have a short tour of Gojyuan with a little history of our rooms. This is usually followed by a 2 hour workshop then a break of 1 hour for lunch. If there is available time before leaving, we usually play a game eg. "Bouzu Mekuri".
We can offer the following sessions where there is a minimum number of 10 students and the maximum number of people for each visit is 16 including teachers and support staff. The cost per person includes GST and a Tax Invoice is issued to the school.
Wagashi ( Yukiko Hirano ) - $44.00 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Furoshiki ( Yoshie Kumagai ) - $33.00 - Wednesday ( includes free furoshiki )
Origami ( Midori Furze ) - $33.00 - Any day depending on availability.
Temari ( Chihiro Kownacki ) - $55.00 - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
For classes less than 10 students we can provide Japanese tea and wagashi and traditional Japanese games for $16.50 per person.
A custom program can be designed but the cost will be higher per person that our standard group bookings.
The students can bring their own lunch or we can provide temaki-zushi ( no fresh seafood ) for an extra $11.00 per person. Alternatively, temaki-zushi including seafood is available for $16.50 per person but is dependent on the minimum number of 10 students. Miso soup and Japanese tea is included in both lunch options.