Hiroshima doesn’t have the same level of accommodation options as other cities in Japan, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some hidden gems in the hotel department. Whether you’re looking for traditional ryokan accommodation, a cozy hostel with freshly roasted coffee on-site, or a luxury stay with spa and sea views, there’s something for everyone. Read on to find out the best hotels in Hiroshima, whatever your budget.
Within walking distance of Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Castle, the centrally-located Rihga Royal Hotel offers a luxury experience at mid-range prices. If you enjoy choosing from a wide variety of dishes, the hotel's all-dining experience will not disappoint; there are seven restaurants and lounges here, including a teppanyaki grill where you can try Hiroshima dishes like okonomiyaki. Take a refreshing dip in the pool after a day of sightseeing and enjoy the nighttime views over the city. A stay at RIHGA Royal averages around $100 a night.
If you have a lot of sightseeing to do and need somewhere central to stay, Chisun Hotel is the ideal comfortable and convenient mid-range hotel. A tram station just outside can take you to all of the major tourist hot spots in under 10 minutes, while Hiroshima Station is a quick walk away for those going on day trips. A Western and Japanese buffet breakfast is served daily, and their Smart Select amenities desk means you can easily select the extra items and rentals that will make your stay comfortable. Prices average around $70 a night.
Ideal for those traveling on a budget, this cozy inn offers both dorm-style (female-only and mixed) and private accommodation. Hidden down a retro side street just a few minutes' walk from Hiroshima Station, the inn retains excellent connections to the city. The on-site café bar serves wholesome meals with locally sourced ingredients, and is the perfect place for mingling with guests and relaxing in-between excursions. Free WiFi is included, and bikes can be rented from the site. Prices range from $25 for a dorm bed with a privacy curtain and $48 for a private double room.
If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway on Miyajima Island, this traditional ryokan with mountain and sea views could be just what you are looking for. Within the Mount Misen Observatory vicinity, you can enjoy natural surroundings and still be within walking distance of the temple, shrines, and museums of Itsukushima. The inn also features spa facilities, including massages and onsen baths, as well as large bay windows to get the most of the sweeping landscape outside. Local, seasonal Japanese cuisine is served in the on-site restaurant. Prices range from $150 to $300 a night.
For a luxury stay in Hiroshima, the Sheraton is the complete package, with a spa, large indoor pool, and fine dining. Rooms offer views of Hiroshima city, the mountains, and the Seto Inland Sea. Decked out in calming wood paneling and neutral tones, this relaxing haven is conveniently located near Hiroshima Station and all tram routes into the city. A night at the Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel averages around $250 to $300; king-size and luxury suite options are available,
For bibliophiles and coffee addicts, there is no better accommodation in Hiroshima than 36hostel. Peruse the shelves for a good read before settling down with a snack and drink in the welcoming on-site café, or, perhaps, get chatting with fellow book lovers. Mixed, female-only, and private accommodation is available, with homely wooden interiors throughout. Prices range from $30 to $60 a night.
This modern and minimalist concept hotel is filled with plants, light, and open space. Guests can choose from Japanese-style rooms with woven tatami floors or spacious Western suites in multiple styles and sizes. An extensive meal and bar menu, including excellent cocktails, is served in the "THE POOLSIDE," an indoor pool that's been renovated into a shared luxury space. Additionally, a revolving barista pop-up coffee shop on the first floor will keep you suitably caffeinated for your trip. Conveniently located on the Hiroshima Electric Railway Main Line and Shirashima Line, this unique hotel ticks all the boxes. A night at KIRO typically costs $150.
This traditional ryokan sits an approximate eight-minute walk from the ferry terminal, meaning you can enjoy both Miyajima Island and Hiroshima quickly and easily. A treat for the eyes from all angles, Kurayado Iroha boasts views of the sea and the famous Otorii Shrine Gate (a five-minute walk from the hotel). Outdoor and indoor bathing facilities are available if you want to relax and immerse yourself in the surrounding nature. After a day of sightseeing, settle down for a seven- or eight-dish kaiseki dinner of seasonal vegetables and seafood. Generous Western and Japanese breakfasts are also served. You can treat yourself to a complete luxury Japanese experience at Kurayado Iroha for around $280 a night.
Dating back to the 1900s, Iwaso offers an onsen retreat within five minutes of Itsukushima Shrine. The rooms and lobby are fully decked out with tatami flooring, wood paneling, and shoji screens, making this an ideal stay for people who love traditional Japanese architecture and interior design. Iwaso features both indoor and outdoor onsen baths, and offers massages so you can fully enjoy the spa experience. A multi-course kaiseki dinner can be enjoyed in either the restaurant or guest room. Before you check out, browse the gift shop on the ground floor for unique Japaense souvenirs. A night at Iwaso averages around $450.
This is an ideal choice for having a seaside break while being conveniently located near the tourist destinations of downtown Hiroshima. Situated on the harbor, Grand Prince offers immersive views of the ocean and convenient access to boats bound for Miyajima Island. Multiple fine dining options are available, with each restaurant boasting spectacular ocean views from the 20th floor as well as freshly caught seafood dishes. Head to the spa for a full range of treatments and baths to finish off the tranquil experience. A night at Grand Prince averages around $100.