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Shizuka Ryokan
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Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa & Wellness Retreat

Address: 7 Lakeside Drive, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461

Phone: 03 5348 2030  

Email: info@shizuka.com.au
Web: shizuka.com.au

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Leave your shoes and your cares at the door and step inside the world of traditional Japanese style hospitality at Shizuka Ryokan japanese country spa and wellness retreat.

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

The traditional Japanese style accommodation, fine Japanese 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 as well as three-time winner of the Hepburn Regional Tourism Awards, Australia's renowned Japanese guesthouse is an indulgent retreat featuring traditional accommodation, delicious cuisine, luxurious spa treats as well as holistic wellness and health treatments.

Set amid tranquil bushland in central Victoria's picturesque "Spa Country", Shizuka Ryokan is fully authentic in every detail including its architecture, furnishings and gardens.

More important however is the genuine and warm hospitality of the Japanese and local hosts, offering generous and personalised service including the signature four-course dinner which may be served individually to guestrooms.

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 the inn to relax, indulge, rejuvenate and immerse in the romance and tranquillity. Shizuka Ryokan is also a unique venue for small community and corporate groups to conduct retreats, workshops and meetings.

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 Aussies, that's much more accessible than the long flight to Kyoto.

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Accommodation pricing information (GST included)

Traditional Japanese Tatami Room

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Bed and breakfast - three nights or more
Inclusive of fully cooked Australian or Japanese breakfasts. Rate is for couples (or twin share) for three nights or more.


Bed and breakfast - one night stays
Inclusive of fully cooked Australian or Japanese breakfasts. Rate is for couples (or twin share) for a one night stay.


Bed and breakfast - two night stays
Inclusive of fully cooked Australian or Japanese breakfasts. Rate is for couples (or twin share) for two nights.


Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Traditional Japanese Tatami Room

Bar fridge, private courtyard garden, double size spa ensuite, tatami matted floor, futon bedding, air-conditioning and hydronic heating6

Payment methods accepted

American Express  Diners Club  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Cancellations fees apply to all changes made 10 days or less from an accommodation booking, within 72 hours of a spa appointment and within 24 hours of a cuisine appointment. Full details are on the website.

Local directions

Upon entering Daylesford follow the signs to Hepburn Springs. You will see Peppers Springs Retreat and Villa Parma on the left hand side, and after this there will be a turn to the left with a sign post directing you to Shizuka. Take this turn to the left, go through the cutting and gully and then take the next turn on the left into Golf Links Road. Turn left again into Lakeside Drive and after 100 metres you will see the retreat on the left hand side.


  • Car park
  • Day spa
  • Masseur/Masseuse
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Restaurant - BYO
  • Room service
  • Tour desk


  • Birdwatching
  • Meditating

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

Reception opening hours

As vacant rooms are not always available for viewing, it is best to call ahead for a site inspection appointment.

Check in:  2:00pm

Check out:  11:00am

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