Winner at the prestigious Victorian Tourism Awards, Australia’s renowned Japanese guesthouse is an indulgent retreat featuring traditional comfortable accommodation, delicious lovingly-prepared cuisine, luxurious spa treats as well as holistic wellness and health treatments.
Set amid tranquil bushland in central Victoria’s picturesque “spa country” region, Shizuka Ryokan is fully authentic in every detail including its architecture, furnishings and landscaping.
More important however is the genuine and warm hospitality of the Japanese and local hosts, offering generous and personalised service to each and every guest.
Whilst highly traditional, Shizuka Ryokan also caters for common creature comforts such as the cosy lounges by the open fireplace, central hydronic heating and air conditioning – all provided in a truly stylish environment.
Couples, singles and small groups come to the inn to relax, indulge, rejuvenate and immerse in the romance and tranquility.
Shizuka Ryokan is also a unique function venue for small community and corporate groups to conduct retreats, workshops and meetings.
Located just 75 minutes from Melbourne in Hepburn Springs near Daylesford, it’s a small piece of Japan that’s close to home.
For Aussies, that’s much more accessible than the long flight to Kyoto.
Thanks for the beautiful stay. Shizuka (peaceful) indeed!
Very relaxed stay, great way to get away from crazy city life!
Great staff, very friendly and welcoming. Feels like you guys really relocated Japan in Daylesford! Absolutely loved it! We saw a whole family of kangaroos.
Thanks for making our 16th wedding anniversary such a wonderful memory.
Absolutely lovely!! Thanks for a great weekend!
We will miss you and Shizuka hotel. Good place to stay, good cooker, good services, good staff here. God bless you all.
A wonderful stay. Great staff.
A wonderful retreat. Excellent food. Great hosts Peter, Margaret, Aya & Hitomi.
Perfect Valentine’s Day retreat – thank you!!
Fantastic stay. Food was beautiful!
So very relaxing and delicious!
Perfect place to hit “re-set”!
Awesome, as per usual. Thanks!
Arigatou! Thank you! We love it!
Absolutely lovely! The best warmest service!
Thank you everyone for a wonderful meal and for celebrating Rita’s birthday!
Awesome stay! Thanks.
Everything was amazing, thank you XX
A magical relaxing experience! Thanks
Replenished my body and mind. Love it!
Absolutely refreshing and relaxing and so different from any other experience!
Thank you for making our ten year dating anniversary an enjoyable time! We’ll definitely be back!
Thank you very much for making our stay a memorable one for our anniversary! The aromatherapy, food, hospitality and everything is excellent!
Thank you for an amazing weekend. The food was amazing & thank you for the chocolate. Love it here.
Thank you for an enjoyable experience – and what a great stay to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary here.
Beautiful and very peaceful. Thank you very much for food, excellent service – and the free CD
Thank you our host Yoko San and all members of Shizuka. We had a great stay and enjoyed your warm hospitality.
Wow, stunning time we had. Beautiful hosts, cuisine, therapy and peace and quiet. Thank you
You have created something wonderful and unique. Thank you.
It’s a heartwarming experience to have been able to stay with you. Thanks !!!
Beautiful accommodation, splendid environment, great hospitality and delicious food! Also lovely treatments. Thanks Margy, Peter and staff… 10/10