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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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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

So nice food, environment, people, cake and in the details

Eric10 February 2016

4 lovely days, relaxing, quiet, lovely. Great service – very good food. Cheers!! 🙂

Corinna12 February 2016

Beautiful place, amazing food and staff! A most relaxing stay – will return!

Rowan14 February 2016

Had a wonderful time, such a beautiful place 🙂

Myna17 February 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Arigato gozaimasu

Pam19 February 2016

Everything was perfect, peaceful & exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

Janine20 February 2016

So restful, calm and peaceful. Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Sarah3 March 2016

A wonderful experience – thank you!

Rick5 March 2016

Thanks for a lovely stay. Dinner was amazing!

Laura1 April 2016

This is a gem of a place. We really enjoyed the stay (and our massages!)

Yen2 April 2016

It was a pleasant stay – arigato!

Keiko5 April 2016

A wonderful mother and daughters weekend! Thank you everyone.

Trin15 May 2016

Amazing place to spend our 8 year anniversary. We can’t wait to come back! Thank you to everyone for your attentiveness during our stay.

Lester15 May 2016

We came for birthday celebration. It was wonderful staying here. Staff is awesome, full of courtesy. Will come again with family and friends! Thanks for hand-made card – it was amazing!

Parminder20 May 2016

Thank you so much for wonderful stay and heartfelt courteous service! 🙂

Gagan19 May 2016

Thank you for an amazing time!

Asami22 May 2016

Thanks for looking after me. I had an awesome time  🙂  Looking forward to coming back in July.  xo

Cassie26 May 2016

Thank you so much. We loved the stay.

Rishi26 May 2016

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