7 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Himeji, Japan - Updated 2024

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Himeji is one of the beautiful stopovers that tourists must visit while exploring Sanyo Shinkansen. It’s about a two-hour drive away from Kyoto. The elegant Himeji Castle is its most popular attraction. This beautiful castle is a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of Japan’s national treasures. The castle’s gray roof and pristine white walls are truly a spectacle. Just adjacent to the castle, you will find the stunning and perfectly maintained Japanese garden, Koko-en. You can also visit Himeji City Museum of Art and Himeji City Museum of Literature. To relax your mind and connect with your spiritual self, head to Engyoji temple. After exploring all the lovely things that Himeji has to offer, you can return to comfortable accommodation to unwind. Scroll down to find the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Himeji, Japan.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 15, 2024.

1. Neat and organised rental in Shironoshita Guesthouse (from USD 32)

This rental is a neat private room in Shironoshita Guesthouse. The traditional Japanese-style bedroom is good for two people, and the bath and shower room with a tub is shared with other guests. The host offers free toiletries to guests.

The dining area in the rental is also a shared space where you can mingle with other guests and make new memories. A TV is provided for your in-room entertainment. Additionally, the rnetal comes with laundry facilities.

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Himeji-shi, Hyōgo-ken, Japan
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ROOM IN HOSTEL 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is free wifi throughout and air conditioning in every room
amenities were great had a very comfy sleep on the floor beds
very clean and comfortable guesthouse
the room was very clean and quite spacious
very pleasant and clean place to stay
the room is clean and pretty
everything was sparkling clean and tatami room was amazing
the host is very kind and can speak english well
the host was so friendly and helpful
tomohisa is a super nice host
the host is very responsive and accommodating
the host is very nice and international
a nice 20 minute walk from himeji station easy to find close to the castle
location is great also can reach himeji castle in walking distance
location is easy to get to and great for walking to the castle
it's close to the beautiful himeji castle also
great place to stay at in himeji it's next to a jr station and to the castle
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2. Posh room in Hotel Wing (from USD 50)

If you stay in this posh rental, you can reach Himeji Castle in five minutes on foot! It has a relaxed modern design, a comfy bed, a small refrigerator, and a TV. Everything will be provided for guests’ total relaxation during their stay. You will find a tea set, nightgown, slippers, free toiletries, and more!

There is a tub in the spotless bath, where you can enjoy a warm soak before bed. Additionally, the rental has a restaurant serving authentic Japanese food with fresh ingredients, with some sake to accompany them.

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姫路市, 兵庫県, Japan
19 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very close to the train station and to himeji castle polite staff and clean
the place is better in real life than in the pics
very good place to stay in himeji
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3. Cozy hut with a private hot tub (from USD 153)

This is a family-friendly rental located on Miyuki Street. This four-decade-old house has been renovated by the owner to fit the needs of modern guests. It features Japanese-style bedrooms, which resemble school dormitories. The bath has a shower and a tub and comes complete with toiletries.

The sitting-cum-dining room features a table perfect for sharing meals and drinks. It’s right next to the kitchenette, which has a mini refrigerator, microwave, and sink. The highlight of the rental is the private hot tub, ideal for unwinding.

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姫路市, 兵庫県, Japan
91 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
great amenities clean and spacious too
great location perfect for a group
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4. Himeji 588 Guesthouse (from USD 316)

This guesthouse is located in a Japanese shopping arcade, placing guests just a short walk away from authentic restaurants and shops. It’s only 10 minutes away from Himeji Castle! This refurbished, airconditioned townhouse accommodates twelve guests, perfect for large families. The interior sports a mix of contemporary amenities and traditional Japanese fixtures.

In the first bedroom, guests can sleep on floor mattresses laid out on the tatami floor the traditional Japanese way. The second and third bedrooms each have six single beds. The baths are shared and there is a spacious sitting room for exchanging stories. Wi-Fi and laundry amenities are also provided here.

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Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
19 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 12 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

5. Kimono Inn Utakata

Himeji Castle and the station are within walking distance of this guesthouse owned by Hikaru. This rental is a private room in Kimono Inn Utakata, a cozy Japanese guesthouse nestled atop a Kimono shop. It features a traditional Japanese design and comes equipped with everything you might need for your stay. The spacious private room with two bunk beds easily accommodates two to four guests.

Hikaru offers guests free coffee, tea, and clean towels. There is also complimentary access to high-speed WiFi. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can take a walk to the nearby restaurants to fill your tummy.

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姫路市, 兵庫県, Japan
138 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in hostel 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and good amenities
the heater is a huge plus on a cold winter night
spacious and clean 2 toilets and 2 showers
great place for the price it’s really clean and comfortable
the showers and bathrooms downstairs were clean and there were plenty of clean towels to use
great host and great location:-) clean and efficient
the host is great as well
hikaru was a really nice host
very cosy place and super friendly host
hikaru is very friendly and her hospitality was great
hikaru is a delightful host
the location is superb
the location is great between the train station and the castle
fantastic place located directly between the station and the castle
location is great you can go shopping with 5mins walk
it’s good location close to the castle and the station
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6. Contemporary room in Hotel Fosse Himeji (from USD 51)

This modern room is located in the newly opened Hotel Fosse Himeji and is within walking distance of Himeji Castle. This spacious room for two has a desk, TV, refrigerator, and hair dryer for the convenience of guests. It has a private bath that comes with free toiletries. Guests may use the washer and dryer according to their requirements. The rental is also close to local hotspots and is the best home base for discovering Himeji on foot.

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Himeji Shi, Hyogo, Japan
58 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
it's pretty cheap and it close to everything
it was a good stay in a great location
this was a great stay only 15-20 minutes walk to himeji castle
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7. Room for five in Guesthouse Hideout

This stylish rental is perfect for a group of five in Himeji. Aside from being in the vicinity of Himeji Castle, it is near the supermarket and eateries, promising a convenient stay. The contemporary design focuses on forest themes on the interior. In the spacious common area, the walls and the leather couches are dressed in a sophisticated black color.

The bedroom with bunk beds and wooden flooring is warm and welcoming. There is one shared bath for guests’ use. Amenities such as free WiFi and kitchen appliances are also available.

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Himeji-shi, Hyōgo-ken, Japan
29 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in resort 5 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
ryota was an excellent host who is very helpful
good location best price near supermarket
perfect to stay for the week end to visit himeji castle (walking distance)
here is the best place you could find in himeji
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Plan a wonderful getaway to Himeji

Himeji is home to the magnificent Himeji Castle and other beautiful attractions that are sure to please all kinds of travelers. To secure a perfect home base for your explorations in the city, book one of the above-listed Airbnbs with first-class amenities.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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