In Japan a traditional inn is a “ryokan”. Guests are welcomed with a bow at the door and provided slippers and cotton yukata to wear duiring their stay. In the evenings a Japanese dinner of many courses is served in guestrooms and futon bedding setup on the tatami mat floors while guests bathe in a hot tub. The whole experience is one of pampered relaxation in a calm environment. Shizuka Ryokan is such a place not in Japan but in Hepburn Springs just over an hour’s drive out of Melbourne.
Leanne is delighted to have been invited to teach Japanese craft workshops in 1-Day classes and 2-Day retreats at Shizuka Ryokan from time to time. Information will be posted on our website as these dates are confirmed – we hope you can too can join us to experience a little piece of Japan with Leanne right here in Victoria. Stay tuned!