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Leave your shoes and your cares at the door and step inside the world of traditional Japanese hospitality.

Shizuka Ryokan is inspired by Japan's ancient ryokan inns, which provided a haven for weary travellers, offering those on life's journey a place for renewal of mind, body and spirit.

The traditional Japanese accommodation, fine cuisine and extensive range of spa and wellness treatments combine to create the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence.

Winner, runner up and finalist in the prestigious Victorian Tourism Awards, Australia's renowned Japanese guesthouse is an indulgent retreat set amid tranquil bushland in central Victoria's picturesque Spa Country.

Most important is the genuine and warm hospitality of the Japanese and local hosts, offering generous and personalised service.

Whilst highly traditional, Shizuka Ryokan also caters for common creature comforts which are provided in a truly stylish environment.

Couples, singles and small groups come to relax, indulge, rejuvenate and immerse in the romance and tranquillity.

Located in Hepburn Springs near Daylesford, it's a small piece of Japan that's close to home - only a 75 minute drive from Melbourne. For locals, that's much more accessible than the long flight to Kyoto.

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Price & booking


$200.00 - $400.00

Nightly rates are determined by the days of the week and the total length of stay, with longer visits attracting significantly lower rates.

Traditional Japanese Tatami Room

Room capacity: 2

Whilst highly traditional, your authentic yet comfortable guestroom caters for all your creature comforts and features a sunny alcove overlooking your own private courtyard garden, double-size spa bath and separate shower in the ensuite, an eight-tatami matted floor, comfortable futon bedding set up by our Japanese staff, a mini-bar fridge, radio and CD player, air-conditioning and hydronic heating.

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  • Car park
  • Day spa
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Tour desk
  • Birdwatching
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
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  • Free Wifi