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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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Thanks for the beautiful stay. Shizuka (peaceful) indeed!

Sandy4 January 2015

Very relaxed stay, great way to get away from crazy city life!

Marion11 January 2015

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.

Tommy20 April 2015

Thanks for making our 16th wedding anniversary such a wonderful memory.

Sam17 April 2015

Absolutely lovely!! Thanks for a great weekend!

Ayumi22 March 2015

We will miss you and Shizuka hotel. Good place to stay, good cooker, good services, good staff here. God bless you all.

Wei Wei21 March 2015

A wonderful stay. Great staff.

Heather8 March 2015

A wonderful retreat. Excellent food. Great hosts Peter, Margaret, Aya & Hitomi.

George3 March 2015

Perfect Valentine’s Day retreat – thank you!!

Evan14 February 2015

Fantastic stay. Food was beautiful!

Louise1 February 2015

So very relaxing and delicious!

Rowena1 February 2015

Absolutely amazing!

Janine25 January 2015

Perfect place to hit “re-set”!

Heath2 May 2015

Awesome, as per usual. Thanks!

Jason11 May 2015

Arigatou! Thank you! We love it!

Rita11 May 2015

Absolutely lovely! The best warmest service!

Alice17 May

Thank you everyone for a wonderful meal and for celebrating Rita’s birthday!

Ben12 May 2015

Awesome stay! Thanks.

Ben20 May 2015

Everything was amazing, thank you XX

Liz22 May 2015

A magical relaxing experience! Thanks :)

Kate22 May 2015

Replenished my body and mind. Love it!

Tania24 May 2015

Absolutely refreshing and relaxing and so different from any other experience!

Kim25 May 2015

Thank you for making our ten year dating anniversary an enjoyable time! We’ll definitely be back!

Duc7 June 2015

Thank you very much for making our stay a memorable one for our anniversary! The aromatherapy, food, hospitality and everything is excellent!

Sue9 June 2015

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

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