Shizuka Ryokan

Guesthouse in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Inspired by traditional places of renewal and rejuvenation in Japan, this traditional minimalist bush getaway has six rooms surrounding a serene Zen garden. Each room has tatami matting and plenty of green tea. Host and Japanophile Catherine cooks lovely traditional Japanese breakfasts and multicourse dinners (per person $75). Being a retreat, it's not a place for children.