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Visiting The Japan Foundation, Sydney

We are pleased to announce that The Japan Foundation, Sydney gallery and library service desk will reopen to visitors from Tuesday, June 9. However, operations have been modified for the health and safety of our guests and staff. 

  • Visitation hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm.
  • Only our gallery and service counter will be accessible.
  • All visitors must make a booking before visiting via the online booking form. Bookings for the following week will be made available every Friday at 4pm. Visitors without a booking may be declined entry.
  • All visitors must check in at the service counter upon entering our premises.
  • Our library (the shelves, newspapers, magazines and reading area) will be closed to minimise transmission of COVID-19 via furniture surfaces and collection items.
  • To borrow items from our library, please search the library’s web catalogue prior to visiting. On arrival, see staff who will then assist in retrieving the items you wish to borrow.

Conditions of Entry

  • Please refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell. 
  • All visitors, including accompanying children, must make an individual booking via the online booking form prior to visiting.
  • Limit of one booking per person per day. The Japan Foundation, Sydney reserves the right to cancel multiple bookings, made for the same day, without notice.
  • Use of our library return chute does not require a booking. The return chute is available 7 days, from 8am to 8pm.
  • All visitors must check in at the service counter upon entering our premises.
  • All visitors must comply with posted notices to meet the standards of public hygiene and social distance measures issued by the government authorities.
  • All visitors must leave the premises by the end of their allocated booking.
  • The Japan Foundation, Sydney will keep records of visitors for a minimum period of 28 days. These records will only be for the purpose of tracking COVID-19 infections.


Mon-Fri: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm

Bookings essential. Visitors without a booking will be denied entry.

Dates subject to change

(02) 8239 0055

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