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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.Winner_cmyk

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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Thank you for an amazing weekend. The food was amazing & thank you for the chocolate. Love it here. :)

Linh14 June 2015

Thank you for an enjoyable experience – and what a great stay to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary here.

John15 June 2015

Beautiful and very peaceful. Thank you very much for food, excellent service – and the free CD :)

Sam15 June 2015

Thank you our host Yoko San and all members of Shizuka. We had a great stay and enjoyed your warm hospitality.

Sue15 June 2015

Wow, stunning time we had. Beautiful hosts, cuisine, therapy and peace and quiet. Thank you  :)

Robert21 June 2015

You have created something wonderful and unique. Thank you.

Dan21 June 2015

It’s a heartwarming experience to have been able to stay with you. Thanks !!!

Lynn21 June 2015

Beautiful accommodation, splendid environment, great hospitality and delicious food! Also lovely treatments. Thanks Margy, Peter and staff…   10/10    :)

Ruth24 June 2015

We loved it, everything was perfect, thank you very much, all the best!

Levi1 July 2015

Thank you for the wonderful stay! Everything was absolutely perfect.

Han25 July 2015

Thank you for everything – and also the gift for my partner’s birthday! It was very nice of all the staff here!

David26 July 2015

Everything was fantastic! Really enjoyed experiencing the Japanese culture, room decor and breakfast was spot on.

Ashlee26 July 2015

Very zen! Lodging & food & massage was fantastic! Staff were very friendly and polite :)

Ching26 July 2015

Very relaxing, thank you for bring a little Japan to Hepburn! All the very best for things in the future. Arigato gazaimasu

Tracy27 July 2015

Wonderful experience with great hospitality, food and spa service!

Anthony10 August 2015

A fabulous, relaxing time!

Alistair20 August 2015

Thanks for looking after us. Had a lovely time.

Shimali4 September 2015

Thank you both – lovely & relaxing!! :)

Rachael5 September 2015

Thanks for a lovely time at Shizuka Ryokan.

Rochelle28 August 2015

A wonderful, authentic Japanese experience

Bruce7 September 2015

Absolutely wonderful!! Heavenly food and a blissful futon. Thank you sweet people for such a spiritually uplifting time… xxx

Sussan10 September 2015

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