Himeji, located in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, is perfect for versatile travelers - whether you’re a solo adventurer, a couple or a group of friends. It features several things to do, all fit for different tastes. For architecture enthusiasts, a must-visit is the Himeji Castle, a landmark of 17th century Japan. For thrill-seekers, you’ll definitely find Himeji Central Park, with its drive-through safari and amusement park, your cup of tea.
Meanwhile, art and culture aficionados will find excitement in the Himeji City Museum, where gallery collections and precious art libraries are housed. And for travelers who love exploring wildlife and the animal kingdom, the Himeji City Aquarium, a mountaintop aquarium with a touch pool, should definitely be on your itinerary. But wherever you go in Himeji, you’ll be able to find solace when you’re done for the day in the best hotels in the area, where you’ll be guaranteed a good night’s rest.
1. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Himeji (from USD 130)
Featuring a restaurant, private parking, and a fitness center, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Himeji is a great accommodation choice in the city. It offers air-conditioned rooms that are furnished with a desk, a kettle, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, bed linens, and a private bathroom with a bidet. The hotel serves a continental breakfast every day. There is also a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage services available.
The hotel is conveniently close to Himeji City Aquarium and Himeji Castle. It’s only 4.5 km (2.7 mi) from Zenkyo-ji Temple, 5.6 km (3.4 mi) from Shikama-kō, and 8 km (4.9 mi) from Himeji Central Park.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Himeji
Address: Ekimaecho 353
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning
2. Hotel Monterey Himeji (from USD 111)
Just 1.2 km (0.7 mi) away from Himeji Castle, Hotel Monterey Himeji is a great starting point for your adventures in the city. Some of the other places that you can explore nearby are Himeji City Aquarium, Zenkyo-ji Temple, Mount Shosha Ropeway, Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple, and Taiyo Park.
The hotel features an on-site restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. Its guest rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV, a kettle, slippers, a hairdryer, and a private bathroom with a bath.
Hotel Monterey Himeji
Address: Ekimaecho 60
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services
3. Nikko Himeji (from USD 59)
Nikko Himeji is accessible to guests through the JR Himeji train station. This hotel features amenities such as an exercise room, enclosed swimming area, massage services, and a bar. The rooms in this hotel are fully air-conditioned and have a coffee machine. Guests may also enjoy nearby attractions, such as the Himeji Castle, Himeji Aquarium, Koko-en Garden, and Engyogi Temple.
Hotel Nikko Himeji
Address: Minami Ekimae 100
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms
4. Chisun Inn Himeji Yumesakibashi
Chisun Inn Himeji Yumesakibashi offers their guests many ways to relax, through their rooms that feature a flat-screen TV that has cable channels and movies, free WiFi, fridge, desk, and a private bathroom with supplies. Japanese breakfast is also available upon request. This hotel is near the JR Himeji train station, Himeji-Nishi Interchange, Himeji Castle, and Himeji City Museum of Literature.
5. Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel (from USD 46)
Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel hosts its guests in modestly furnished rooms that include a satellite TV and a tea maker. Each room also has a private bathroom that includes a bathtub and a shower. Key amenities include public hot spring baths, hot tubs, and massage services. Other features and services available include a coin laundry service and free internet terminals.
Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel
Address: Sanzaemonbori Nishinomachi 210
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning
6. Dormy Inn Himeji Natural Hot Spring (from USD 44)
Conveniently located at a short walking distance from JR Himeji station, the Dormy Inn Himeji Natural Hot Spring welcomes its guests with Western-style rooms, complete with air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle, and a fridge. Each room also has free internet access, a humidifier, and a private bathroom, that includes a shower and toilet.
Key features include massage services, sauna areas, and public hot spring baths. Other services offered are laundry services, free computer use in the lobby, DVD player rental, and ironing equipment use.
Dormy Inn Himeji Natural Hot Spring
Address: Toyozawacho 160-2
Parking Restaurant 24-hour front desk Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Internet services
7. Hotel Wing International Himeji
Guests staying in the relatively new Hotel Wing International Himeji can expect to be welcomed by rooms furnished with a flat-screen TV and satellite channels, refrigerator, and microwave. Each room also has a private bathroom with a shower. Broadband and WiFi internet access is available for free, as well. Other features and services include bicycles provided for free, dry cleaning, fax and photocopying services, and massage services.
8. Comfort Hotel Himeji (from USD 44)
Living up to its name, the Comfort Hotel Himeji delivers relaxation and comfort to its guests, as it provides fully air-conditioned rooms equipped with an LCD TV, a fridge, and a private bathroom, complete with toiletries. Guests are also treated to free coffee and breakfast. Other features and services include internet stations, laundry services, round-the-clock reception, and massage services. Parking is available but it comes with an additional charge.
Comfort Hotel Himeji
Address: 1-50-3 Hojo-guchi, Himeji, Hyogo-ken, JPN, 670-0935
WiFi Available Private parking Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Lift Parking Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Process in place to check health of guests
9. Hotel Himeji Plaza (from USD 38)
Hotel Himeji Plaza offers their guests access to their common baths and steam bathrooms. Guests may also tour the area through the free bikes offered by the hotel. This hotel features rooms that have air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, fridge, and private bathroom. Guests may opt to tour the nearby attractions, such as the Himeji Castle and the Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple.
Hotel Himeji Plaza
Address: Toyozawa-cho 158
10. Hotel Claire Higasa (from USD 47)
Guests may access the Hotel Claire Higasa through the JR Himeji train station. This hotel boasts a communal bath and a café, featuring a little library inside. They also serve Japanese and Western food upon request. Rooms in this hotel have Western or Japanese interiors and each has access to free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with cable, and a private bathroom. Nearby attractions include the Himeji Castle, Himeji City Office, and the Engyo-ji Temple.
Hotel Claire Higasa
Address: Jyunishomae 22
24-hour front desk Luggage storage Internet services Air conditioning Lift Public Bath Free WiFi Vending machine (drinks)
11. APA Hotel Himeji-Eki-Kita (from USD 29)
APA Hotel Himeji-Eki-Kita boasts of their Kyoto Gin Yuba Restaurant that offers both Japanese and Western cuisine. Rooms in this hotel feature air-conditioning and heating, making it perfect for all seasons. Aside from that, guests may also enjoy their own TV, fridge, desk, and private bathroom in the comfort of their own room. Guests may opt to explore nearby attractions, such as the Himeji Castle and Himeji Central Park.
APA Hotel Himeji-Ekikita
Address: 98 Higashiekimae-cho
CCTV in common areas Massage Parking Smoke alarms Restaurant Vending machine (drinks) Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Physical distancing in dining areas
12. Setre Highland Villa Himeji (from USD 260)
Rooms in the Setre Highland Villa Himeji come with a wardrobe, flat-screen TV, and a fridge. Guests are in for a treat here, as rooms have a beautiful view of the sea. Each room also has a private bathroom. A restaurant is also within the premises, to serve delicious Japanese cuisine to hungry guests. Other features and services include free WiFi and parking spots for guests.
Setre Highland Villa Himeji
Address: Hiromineyama 224-26
Parking Restaurant Family rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi Shuttle service (free)
Adventure awaits in Himeji
Himeji is full of attractions that are sure to please the travel bug in you. Whether it’s visiting the Himeji Castle for the history buffs or exploring Himeji Central Park for animal lovers, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. Couple this with a comfortable stay in any of these Airbnbs, and you’re good to go!
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