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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.





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Really terrific – loved it!

Newman18 September 2015

Thank u everyone at Shizuka. We had a good time. The food was great. The service was excellent :)  Not forgetting the lovely thoughtful purprise gift.

Jimmy20 September 2015

Very peaceful and relaxing. Thank you!!

Maddie1 November 2015

The ryokan, your service and the Japanese cuisine were absolutely wonderful. We especially thank you for the part you played in making this weekend so special for us! This is an experience we will never forget.

Jason4 October 2015

This has been an absolute delight. Much needed from our end and your attention to each and every of our needs has been remarkable. It is truly amazing that the most Japanese experience we have had (including the time we spent in Japan) has been here, with you, in Daylesford. Much thanks.

John5 October 2015

We had a wonderful time! Thank you :)

Sarah25 October 2015

What a great experience.

Frances2 November 2015

Wonderful food, room and vibe.


Exquisite. Thank you so much.

Graeme13 November 2015

Excellent. Fabulous. Food was unbelievably good. Thank you for the great service and accommodation!

Sibyl15 November 2015

Food was excellent. Everything we have seen and touched were the cleanest in all our experience.

Leo19 November 2015

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Ngan21 November 2015

Beautiful, peaceful and delicious. Thank you!

Rachel21 November 2015

Good place to be! Thanks.

Emil30 November 2015

Calm, restful, capable and healing massages, delicious & refined banquet. Zen. Thank you for your fine hospitality!

Eric4 December 2015

Thank you. Very relaxing and peaceful stay. Will come back in Winter.

Josie16 December 2015

Wonderful experience. All the details were beautifully thought out and the food was divine!

Liv18 December 2015

What a wonderful experience we had – food, hospitality and decor is above and beyond.

Mim5 January 2016

Wonderful setting, lovely food and hospitality! Very relaxing break!

Wai Yin8 January 2016

Tranquility and beauty even in the heat of Summer. Tatami is a joy.

Ke14 January 2016

Amazing, beautiful, creative, relaxing, tranquil place. Well done for making our two nights a memorable holiday  :) Thanks so much & will highly recommend this beautiful gem. God Bless.

Jeff15 January 2016

The whole experience was divine. Loved the ambience – tranquil, peaceful & relaxing. The staff are extremely hospitable and sincere. The food was absolutely incredible. Will tell family and friends about this lovely place. Arigato

Olakunle16 January 2016

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