September 25, 2018


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!