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Centre Visits For Schools

What are Centre Visits?

The Japan Foundation, Sydney offers language and culture based workshops, designed to encourage and excite students about learning Japanese. Centre Visits allow students to apply their language skills and extend their linguistic and cultural knowledge beyond the classroom environment. Centre visits are free of charge.


Phone: (02) 8239 0055

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Who can come?

Students in Years 3 to 12 from Australian schools.

Groups do not need to be studying the Japanese language to get the most out of this experience. Our programs can be tailored to classes looking to learn more about Japan as part of the Australian Curriculum’s cross-curriculum focus on Australia’s engagement with Asia.

Please contact us to discuss your needs.

What kinds of workshops are available?

Led by a professional Japanese language consultant, our workshops focus on Japanese culture and society and run for 1-2 hours. A wide variety of traditional and contemporary topics are available.

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Most of our workshops are for up to 30 students, while shodo (calligraphy) sessions are limited to 20 participants at a time. Group rotation is possible for large groups.

How do we apply?

Please complete the online application form through the link below:

Centre Visit Application Form

Our staff will get back to you to confirm our availability and to discuss workshop content.

Where can we have lunch and recess?

A food court is located on the Lower Ground (LG) level of Central Park Mall.

See list of Central Park Mall food retailers

A number of other Japanese restaurants are located nearby.

* Please note that students are not permitted to eat or drink inside the JPF Sydney centre (water permitted).

Other Activities

While they’re here, students can also visit our Library and Gallery (as long as we have a current exhibition) for free.

Our Library houses more than 17,000 items, providing useful resources for teachers and students alike.

Our Gallery hosts a variety of Japan-related art exhibitions, featuring contemporary and traditional works, throughout the year.

The library and gallery are spaces for the general public, so please be mindful and respectful of others present and supervise students closely.

Outside of JPF Sydney, other nearby points of interest include:

Books Kinokuniya
National Maritime Museum
Powerhouse Museum
Art Gallery of NSW
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia


How much does it cost?

Centre Visits are free of charge.

Where is The Japan Foundation, Sydney?

Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Visit us

We are located in the new Central Park complex in Chippendale, opposite UTS. Access to Level 4 is via the lifts.

Our office is a short walk from Central Station and the Railway Square bus interchange. We strongly recommend groups to come by public transport. If you are coming by private coach, please let us know in advance.

When can we come?

Centre Visits are open every weekday, except for Australian and certain Japanese public holidays. Please contact us for booking availability.

Can we cancel our visit?

Yes, please inform us as soon as you know of any changes to your booking.

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