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Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Springs

Style: Oriental Oasis

Your body is your temple, and Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa and Wellness Retreat will anoint you, mind, body and soul. This award-winning bushland retreat that has guests travelling far and wide for it’s healing traditional methods.

What we love:

  • The stunning Japanese exterior has been planned to the very last detail – creating total awareness of the beauty of your surroundings
  • Take in the traditional experience as staff replace tables and chairs with authentic futon bedding each day to rest your weary head
  • Traditional Japanese cuisine is offered, from breakfast to a banquet dinner

In the know:

  • The spa and therapy treatments are influenced by Japanese practices – such as the geisha facial
  • This is the only one of it’s kind in Australia – the only authentic ryokan (Japanese style inn) in terms of services and facilities
  • There’s way more to bath time here where “ofuru” where purificiation is reached by soaking happily to cleanse ones soul, using mineral bath salts, scented soaps, and soft candle light

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Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Springs

Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Spring

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Location: 7 Lakeside Drive, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461

Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 11:00

Shizuka Ryokan is a one of a kind boutique accommodation experience in Hepburn Springs. Priding itself of peacefulness, “shizuka” means tranquility and this accommodation provides the perfect backdrop to offer peace, reflection and harmony.

From the first step within this award-winning resort, you will have your every sense pampered and pleased. From authentic Japanese cuisine, to the hotel practices, to ofuru baths, each guests experiences a genuine Japanese “shizuka” experience.

It wouldn’t be Hepburn Springs without the spas, and Shizuka Ryokan more than holds its own when it comes to spa treatments and wellness therapies. Pleasing the toughest critics, every guest leaves a calmer, more relaxed customer.

Facilities

  • Hydronic heating
  • Soap, shampoo and toiletries
  • Kettle with selection of teas and coffee
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Daily newspapers
  • Luggage storage
  • Off-street parking
  • Room service - limited service
  • Ensuite with toilet and basin
  • Soft cotton yukata robes
  • Radio CD player with selection of ambient CDs
  • Arrival / Departure lounge
  • Comfortable lounges
  • Day spa
  • Non-smoking property
  • Private courtyard gardens
  • Spa/Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Double size spa bath and separate shower
  • Mini-bar refrigerator
  • Your choice of queen and single size futon bedding
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace
  • Not suitable for children
  • Restaurant/s
  • Tour desk

Directions

Shizuka Ryokan is located just over 100km north-west of Melbourne, in the heart of Australia’s mineral water spa region of Hepburn Springs/Daylesford. Shizuka Ryokan is around 75 minutes drive from the city of Melbourne and just over one hour from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.

Shizuka Ryokan is a convenient fifteen minute walk from the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa complex and just a stone’s throw from the Hepburn Springs Golf Course. The bustling town of Daylesford, with its myriad art galleries, craft stores and fine restaurants and cafes, is a short 5 minute drive away.

Depending on the point of departure, Shizuka Ryokan is equally accessible via two main routes from Melbourne. Each route is approximately equal distance of around 105km from the city and is also an equivalent travelling time of approximately 75 minutes.

One route is via the Western Freeway heading towards Ballarat and this route passes near Deer Park, Bacchus Marsh and Ballan. The other is via the Calder Freeway heading towards Bendigo and passes near Hanging Rock, Mount Macedon, Woodend and Trentham.

The Calder Freeway route is perhaps the more scenic but involves a little less freeway travel and thus slightly more country road driving....

Enter the Western Ring Road if necessary, then the Calder Freeway, or M79, travelling in the direction of Bendigo
Drive along the Calder for approx 35 mins
Exit on the C792 to Woodend
In Woodend, turn left onto C317 and follow signs to Trentham and then Daylesford
At Tylden, veer left on C317/C318
Turn right onto C317 (to bypass C318 and Trentham) and head towards Daylesford
At Daylesford, join the A300 then turn right at the main street roundabout and follow the C138 north towards Hepburn Springs
In Hepburn Springs, after passing Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat, see a blue sign for Shizuka Ryokan and turn left at Main Street
Go down hill, through Doctor’s Gully and after the cutting turn left into Golf Links Rd
Then turn left into Lakesid

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations and date changes to accommodation reservations advised 10 days or less from the originally intended arrival date shall incur the full accommodation cost. Please note that such cost is necessary to compensate an accommodation provider for the holding of a reservation in good faith and the consequent refusal to accept subsequent booking requests. In fairness to all please note that this Cancellation Policy must be equitably applied irrespective of the nature of the cause of the cancellation or date change. When a cancellation or date change to an accommodation reservation is advised more than 10 days from the intended arrival date the deposit is transferable to apply to a new booking for a stay within 6 months of the date of the original reservation subject to availability and prevailing prices at the time of the subsequent booking. All payments including the deposit are non-refundable but may be transferable as provided within this policy to an alternate date or otherwise to alternate guests. Any booking date change may also incur a $30 fee for each adjustment.

In the case of bookings for multiple rooms the above advice period increases by 10 days for each additional room booked beyond the first room. For example a booking for two rooms requires more than 20 days notice of date change or cancellation. No-shows for accommodation spa treatments or meals and also early departures are all deemed cancellations within this policy. A booking lapses and the deposit may be forfeited if more than three date changes are requested subsequent to the original reservation. Cancellations and any changes advised 72 hours or less from a spa treatment appointment shall incur the full spa treatment cost. Cancellations and any changes advised 24 hours or less from a cuisine appointment shall incur the full cost. The daily breakfasts included within all B&B tariffs are not costed separately and therefore cannot be deducted from accommodat

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Room Configuration: Hotel Room
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Suite - Three Nights

Queen or twin share available on authentic comfortable Japanese futon bedding in either Queen or Single size. Full Japanese or Continental breakfasts, dinners (Sat, Mon and Thu only) and spa treatments are extra and require booking before arrival date.

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Room Configuration: Hotel Room
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Suite - Two Nights

Queen or twin share available on authentic comfortable Japanese futon bedding in either Queen or Single size. Full Japanese or Continental breakfasts, dinners (Sat, Mon and Thu only) and spa treatments are extra and require booking before arrival date.

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Room Configuration: Hotel Room
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Suite - One Night

Queen or twin share available on authentic comfortable Japanese futon bedding in either Queen or Single size. Full Japanese or Continental breakfasts, dinners (Sat, Mon and Thu only) and spa treatments are extra and require booking before arrival date.

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