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Experience the essence of an authentic Japanese country spa retreat at Shizuka Ryokan japanese country spa retreat. Leave your cares at the door and step inside the world of traditional Japanese hospitalitySoothe mind, body and spirit with a range of luxurious spa and holistic wellness therapies for day spa visitors and residential guests alike. The indulgent menu includes massage, reflexology, facials, foot treats, body polish and wraps.Inspired by Japan's ancient ryokan inns, which provided a haven for weary travellers, Shizuka Ryokan offers you a place for renewal of mind, body and spirit. Winner, Runner Up and Finalist in the prestigious Victorian Tourism Awards and three-time winner of the Hepburn Regional Tourism Awards, Australia's renowned Japanese spa retreat is an indulgent escape featuring luxurious spa treats and holistic wellness and health treatments.Also available is traditional accommodation and delicious cuisine. 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.Most important 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 for residential guests.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. 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, just a 75 minute drive from Melbourne.For Australians, that's much more accessible than the long flight to Kyoto.
Cancellations and changes less than 72 hours from the appointment time shall attract a cancellation fee.
Upon entering Daylesford follow the signs to Hepburn Springs. You will see Peppers Springs Retreat/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 Ryokan. 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.
Advance appointments for spa treatments are required at least 36 hours prior. Appointments are recommended for site inspections as vacant guestrooms are not always available for viewing.