Shizuka Ryokan is well known and respected throughout Australia and also internationally. It has been featured in virtually all major travel lifestyle magazines and television shows in Australia. The retreat has also been profiled on Japanese television on a number of occasions and was named in the English edition of “Marie Claire” magazine as one of Australia’s top three spas.
Set amid almost four acres of undulating bushland, the ryokan offers the intimacy just six guestrooms, thus ensuring privacy and tranquility. The grounds are often visited by a wide variety of native Australian wildlife including kangaroos, ant-eaters and various colourful birds.
Guestrooms all feature the hallmarks of traditional Japanese style accommodation including futon bedding, shoji rice paper sliding screens and decorative tokonoma alcoves. They also boast modern world comforts including air conditioning, central hydronic heating, mini-bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, toiletries and CD player.
The guestrooms all feature tatami straw matting offering that subtle fragrance unmistakenly reminiscent of Japan. Also popular are the zaisu chairs and hand-made zabuton pillows to accompany the traditional kotatsu low tables in each room.
The ensuite bathrooms have been totally renovated and boast beautiful tiling and accessories. And the dining room has introduced a range of beautiful original ceramics which were purchased in Japan exclusively for use at Shizuka Ryokan.
At Shizuka Ryokan, the emphasis is very much on relaxation. To that end, we consider it a virtue that we do not have television or telephones in our guestrooms. Whilst very popular with couples, singles and small groups, the ryokan is unfortunately not an appropriate venue for babies and children under the age of 16.
We are renowned for not only the hospitality of our Japanese staff but also for our authentic cuisine. As well as a banquet Japanese dinner, our menus also feature the traditional Japanese breakfast which is so rarely offered in Australia. We also offer western style breakfasts should you prefer.
Our room rates when purchased on our website include accommodation in a traditional Japanese style guestroom complete with a double-sized spa in the ensuite and a private Japanese garden, your choice of a traditional Japanese or full western breakfast daily and a leisurely 11:00am checkout. For your convenience, our check-in time is from 2:00pm.
Because the choice of in-house spa and massage treatments is so wide and the selection decision so highly personal, we offer our various spa services to augment your accommodation booking if and as you may desire. These spa services are listed in detail on this comprehensive website.
We do strongly recommend that you call to reserve these spa treatments as early as possible and certainly well before you arrive, as appointments can book out during busy periods, school and public holidays and also on weekends. Treatment appointment times are exclusively reserved for house guests to make their bookings during the period up to seven days prior to the appointment date. After that time however in the final week, bookings are opened to the general public, so please consider your spa options early to avoid disappointment.
Please note that we do have a cancellation policy and accordingly any accommodation bookings cancelled or changed will incur a fee if advised within ten days of the date of your originally scheduled stay. The same fee also applies for spa therapies cancelled or changed within 72 hours of the original appointment time. Dinner cancellations require 24 hours notice. These charges also apply to no-shows and early departures.
A visit to Shizuka Ryokan is frequently enjoyed by couples celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Additionally, our Gift Vouchers are often purchased for that unique and personal gift of indulgence. Vouchers may be easily ordered on this website and are valid for any Shizuka Ryokan accommodation, cuisine or spa service.
We look forward to welcoming you to Shizuka Ryokan, Australia’s only fully authentic Japanese style retreat.