Research Center for Japanese Garden Art and Historical Heritage

THE JAPANESE GARDEN Intensive Seminar Plus in Kyoto


Research Center for Japanese Garden Art & Historical Heritage

2-116 Uryu-yama, Kita-shirakawa,
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8271 JAPAN

It takes about 1 week for the replay. This e-mail address is for the questions about the intensive seminar only. Any questions regarding your stay in Kyoto, please ask your selected hotel directly.

For any other questions, please use the following address:

Web Address:
Application Form:

Program Cost

The cost of the two week intensive course is determined by the following two options that will be made possible to you on a first-come-first-served basis. The 11 nights of stay will be provided by a hotel from September 27 to October 8, and the stay on October 9th, October 10th will be provided by the lodge at Ashu in the mountain (You will share 1 room with 4 people, Japanese tatami room). The followings are the costs for the 14 nights of stay including the stay in the lodge at Ashu.

Early bird registration open!

Early bird can benefit from the discount, but should register and conclude payment before May 31, 2020.
Early bird discount price are:

  1. 400,000 Japanese yen for a shared room (one room is shared by two person)
  2. 430,000 Japanese yen for a single room

Please indicate your preference in the application form: shared room or single room.

For late application with payment received after May 31, 2020, the fee for the seminar is 500,000 Japanese yen on a shared-room basis (as single room will not be available after May 31). It is advised to get in touch with us first, to see of there are still participant position open you apply after May 31, 2020.

This course fee covers all lectures, course materials provided in Japan, housing for the duration of the two week course (14 nights • shared accomodations), and transportation fees to and from gardens within Japan while participating in the course.

If you choose option 1) from above, the Center will be in-charge of the room assignments for you.

Please note:

  • The Center will make reservations at the hotel for you only for the duration of the seminar.
  • For additional reservations for other durations before or after the seminar, and for any questions regarding your stay in Kyoto, please check the website or contact the hotels.
  • Breakfast and other meals will not be included in the above cost.
  • If you book another hotel and secure your accomodation, your seminar fee will not be deducted.

Application and Cancelation


Please use only the on-line application form on the website. Please do not fax or use postal mail to send in your application form.

Please note:

  • We will examine your application form to select prospective participants for the seminar. We will inform you of the selection results. The payment method will be informed to those who have been accepted for the seminar.
  • Applicants from certain countries will be required to have a personal guarantor (from Japan) before they can obtain a visa to enter Japan. Please check with the Japanese consulate in your country to see if a guarantor is required in your case. If a guarantor is required, you must make those arrangements individually, and the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art & Historical Heritage cannot become a personal guarantor for any applicant or offer support in finding guarantors. If you are required to obtain a personal guarantor, please organize those plans before you fill-out the on-line application to join the Seminar.

Cancelation of the Seminar by the Center

Please note that the seminar may be canceled in the following situations:

  • The final number of applications does not reach the minimal number required for the Center to hold the seminar.
  • Not enough number of prospective participants make their payments on time, and the Center cannot ensure the budget to hold the seminar.
  • Natural disaster or any unexpected socially unstable condition.

We will inform you of the seminar's cancelation no later than August 1, 2020 on this website. If cancelation is decided after the payments are made, the Center will refund all the amounts of payments that have been made before the cancelation notice.

Cancelation by the Prospective Participants

Cancelations by the prospective participants will be handled in the following manner:
50% of the fee will be charged for cancelations made on and after July 25th.
No refund for cancelations made on and after August 25th.
We will deduct the handling fee from the total amount and refund the rest.
The seminar fee cannot be carried over to the next year's seminar.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Warmest regards,

Takahiro Naka
Takahiro Naka, Director
Research Center for Japanese Garden Art and Historical Heritage