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.
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
We loved it, everything was perfect, thank you very much, all the best!
Thank you for the wonderful stay! Everything was absolutely perfect.
Thank you for everything – and also the gift for my partner’s birthday! It was very nice of all the staff here!
Everything was fantastic! Really enjoyed experiencing the Japanese culture, room decor and breakfast was spot on.
Very zen! Lodging & food & massage was fantastic! Staff were very friendly and polite
Very relaxing, thank you for bring a little Japan to Hepburn! All the very best for things in the future. Arigato gazaimasu
Wonderful experience with great hospitality, food and spa service!
A fabulous, relaxing time!
Thanks for looking after us. Had a lovely time.
Thank you both – lovely & relaxing!!
Thanks for a lovely time at Shizuka Ryokan.
A wonderful, authentic Japanese experience
Absolutely wonderful!! Heavenly food and a blissful futon. Thank you sweet people for such a spiritually uplifting time… xxx