Pricing information

As the cost of staging a ESS Summer Schools is affected by the rising cost of living too, we work hard to navigate the fine line between affordable workhop access, creating a varied and exciting programme, and ensuring the experience is memorable and full of new connections and inspiration for everyone attending.

Below you will find the fees for this year’s event, which we have arrived at after much deliberation between the generous invitees, Friendship Inn staff, the Finnish Shakuhachi Association and the European Shakuhachi Society.

If you have any questions about the fees or the booking process, contact us on:

Below you will find all the details and information about pricing.

If you know what package(s) you would like to book, then please continue to the registration page to register and pay for your participation. We are looking forward to see you there!

Summer School Participation Fees Only

Access to all workshops and events, does not include meals or accommotation

You can select how you want to participate in this year’s summer school. These passes give you access to all workshops, events, concerts for all the days of the summer school (29 July – 1 August inclusive), for accommodation and meal options see the next section.
The Early Bird rate is for ESS members* and only available until 12 May 2024.
*how to become an ESS Member

ESS Member
Early Bird Rate


Book before 12 May 2024 for the Early Bird discount

ESS Member Rate OR Concessions


Concessions only for students or unemployed.
(Please provide relevant documents)

Regular Rate


If you are not an ESS Member you can book a place at the regular rate

Accommodation and Boarding Options

You can book an accommodation and/or boarding package

We have negotiated with the Friendship Inn to offer you a range of accommodation and meal options. To read more about accommodation options please visit the venue and transport page.

Full Board package
(5 nights)


5 + 4 (5 x nights + meals for 4 days)

arr. Sunday 28.7,
dep. Friday 2.8

Full Board package
(4 nights)


4 + 4 (4 x nights + meals for 4 days

arr. Sunday 28.7, dep. Thursday 1.8
arr. Monday 29.7,
dep. Friday 2.8

Meals only
(4 days)


All meals for 4 days, no accommodation.
Vegan and vegetarian options available.

(you will make your own arrangements for accommodation)

Day Passes

Day passes, with or without meals

We want to make the summer school as accessible as possible to everyone, so we also offer some more flexible options for anyone who prefers to make alternative arrangements. In the online registration form you will have the option to indicate what dates you are planning to join us and if you require meals too. All day-pass payments will be handled at the venue on the day of your participation.

Day pass – 1 day

Day Pass Only


Access all workshops and events for one day, no meals included (you make your own arrangements)

Day Pass + Meals


All workshops + meals for one day. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Day pass – 2 days

2x Day Pass Only


Access all workshops for 2 days, no meals included

2x Day Pass + meals


All workshops for 2 days + all meals for 2 days


If you are interested in camping on the grounds of the FriendshipInn, it is possible but there are limited spaces available. Please contact us directly at for more details, costs and arrangements. Also see the venue and transport page for some information about camping facilities. Simply book your Summer School Participation Pass to join the activities and/or a meal package if you want.


During this year’s Summer School we will hold a short workshop for making your own hitoyogiri. You can bring your own piece of bamboo, or you can purchase a blank piece of bamboo to participate in this workshop (€20). Please use our online registration form to register interest in bamboo and workshop.

How to Book

Once you know what you want to choose, please visit our registration page to fill in our registration form, and then proceed to make the payment so all is done and dusted for you. We accept payment by Bank Transfer and by PayPal. We are looking forward to meet you!