Contact Us

T: (02) 8239 0055

Our Location

Level 4 (via lifts)
Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

Postal Address

Mail Box 76, Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

Opening Hours

Office
Mon - Fri: 9am – 5pm

Library
Mon - Fri: 10am – 6pm
Selected Sat*: 10am – 3pm
(April 1, 22)

Gallery

Mon - Fri: 10am – 6pm
Select Sat (April 22, 29): 10am – 1pm

*Note: Our gallery is only open during exhibitions.

Closed

We will be closed on Australian and selected* Japanese public holidays in 2017. Please check the calendar.

April 14 - Good Friday
April 17 - Easter Monday
April 25 - ANZAC Day
May 3 - *Constitution Memorial Day
June 12 - Queen’s Birthday
August 11 - *Mountain Day
October 2 - Labour Day
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 - Boxing Day
December 29 - *Year-end Holiday

Car Park and Access

Paid parking is available at Wilson Parking Market City, 2 Quay Street, Haymarket.

For parking rates and details, click here

For deliveries, use the Central Park loading dock. Enter via Carlton Street Ramp and drive straight for the West Dock.

Public Transport

Our closest train station, Central Station, is a 10-minute walk.

Visitors by bus can alight at Railway Square, a 5-minute walk from us.

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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.

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Enquiry

Phone: (02) 8239 0055

Who can come?

We accept groups from Years 3 to 12, of no more than 30 students.

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 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.

See lesson topics

How do we apply?

  1. Download the fillable PDF application form (right-click link and ‘Save link as’)
  2. Save the file to your computer
  3. Fill in the form
  4. Save the file
  1. Email as an attachment to language(A)jpf.org.au

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

Where can we have lunch and recess?

Lower Ground level (LG) and Level 2 (L2) of the Central Park building are spacious food courts.

There are a number of Japanese restaurants, including Ippudo (LG), QSan (L2 Food Court) and Sushizilla at (LG and L2 Food Courts). On a sunny day, your group can also enjoy eating outdoors on the Chippendale Green.

List of Central Park food retailers

* Please note that students are not permitted to eat or drink in the JPF Sydney centre.

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.

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

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

FAQ

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.