IMG 6551 250WWe have several options available for both study and stay.

Please look over the information here and check the availability calendars to make a booking or inquiry.

The cost of your residency will vary and is made up of two parts - Tuition and Accommodation which will vary according to the length of your residency and room choice.


Tuition - Includes use of the studio, tools and equipment

 Short Term 

 5 days -¥60000

 7 days - ¥80000

15 days - ¥160,000

These are tuition days - not covering weekends. For example, 7 days tuition requires one weekend as well for a total of 9 days stay.  

 Longer Term 

 After the first 15 tuition days, a reduced amount for tuition can be applied, ¥6000 per day, and after 30 days ¥5000

 Maximum stay 10 weeks.

Please see the residency costs table for examples. The final cost for your stay will depend on days staying, depending on arrival and departure days.

 Own Creative Residencies

 If you are an accomplished mokuhanga practitioner, you might like the opportunity to stay and use a well equipped studio to develop new work, gaining inspiration from being in Japan.

Accommodation daily costs and studio use of ¥3000 per day apply. We have a range of tools and materials to buy, and you can easily visit Tokyo for mokuhanga shopping! 

 Please see the Residency Costs Table to work out the cost.


Accommodation - charge is per night

We have priced the accommodation to be similar to low cost backpacker / guesthouse elsewhere in Japan. Actually accommodation in Karuizawa is considerably more expensive but we want you to have the same opportunity as other parts of Japan. so, the prices and facilities you get are a very good price.

You may require additional nights accommodation to cover weekend/s during the period of your residency, please check the calendar.

single room web 250private room38

 Private Tatami room - ¥5000 per night

This is a 6 tatami mat room (2.6m x 3.5m), and has ample space, storage cupboards, sliding screens and shoji for privacy. It also has an external glass sliding door and exit. Located on the ground floor close to the kitchen and other facilities.

Bedding provided - futon, pillow, sheets, blankets

Also - small antique dressing mirror / tansu, bedside lamp, electric blanket and kerosene heater for winter

shared room web 250shared room43(with Privacy partition)

 Shared Tatami room - ¥3000 per night

This is an 8 tatami mat room (3.5m x 3.5m), and has ample space, storage cupboards, sliding screens and shoji for privacy. Located on the second floor, you may or may not be sharing with male or female, depending on other bookings at that time. 

Bedding provided - futon, pillow, sheets, blankets

Also - privacy partitions and curtains, small tables  and bedside lamps, kerosene heater and electric blanket for winter.


 Other accommodation - elsewhere in Karuizawa

 Karuizawa is generally expensive to stay, however these are options you might look at:

Karuizawa Ekimae APA Hotel - reasonable price for single rooms and an easy walk to the studio.

 Koya Backpackers  - the only affordable / budget backpacker in Karuizawa area. Located in Naka-Karuizawa, 7 kilometers from our studio. Limited public transport is available.

 Hotel Rosso - hotel just a short walk from our studio. Several students have stayed here.