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9 Best Hotels Near Himeji Castle, Japan

9 Best Hotels Near Himeji Castle, Japan
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Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Treasure of Japan, is located on a hilltop and is popularly known as White Heron Castle, due to its elegant white appearance. The imposing size and beauty of the castle complex grounds, that have withstood the ravages of time, war, earthquakes, and fire, make it arguably the most beautiful castle in Japan. Recently renovated, the castle was reopened to the public in March 2015.

Construction work of the 400-year-old castle complex was completed in 1609. Spread across multiple courtyards, the complex is made up of over 80 buildings, connected by a series of gates and winding paths. The six-story wooden structure and wing buildings are one of a kind, in Japan. If you’re planning to visit Himeji Castle and want to stay in the near vicinity, check out this list of the nine best hotels in the area, that offer you comfort and convenience with typical Japanese hospitality.

1. Hotel Wing International Himeji (from 76.60 USD (8,698 JPY ))

Located very close to Himeji Castle and the JR train station, this hotel is surrounded by supermarkets, like the Bon Marche, with a range of high-quality, fresh restaurants. The hotel offers rooms with free internet access and features a restaurant and massage service. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator, and microwave. Rooms also have en-suite bathrooms with a shower.

The hotel provides free bicycles to explore the area. Yumezen Restaurant offers seasonal modern Japanese cuisine and a range of sake varieties. Drink vending machines and parking is available, as well.

Hotel Wing International Himeji

Address: 670-0921 Hyogo, Himeji, Wata-Machi 132, Japan (see map)

Price: from 76.60 USD (8,698 JPY )

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Very good 8.3 (from 536 reviews)

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2. Dormy Inn Himeji Natural Hot Spring (from 116.51 USD (13,230 JPY))

Close to Himeji Castle, this hotel offers western accommodation with wired internet. The special feature here is the on-site onsen, with both an indoor and outdoor pool. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a humidifier, a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower, sleepwear, and slippers. The room is small but well laid out, the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms very nice.

A coin-launderette and a free-use PC with internet is in the lobby area. Guests can request massages for an extra cost and rent a DVD player, trouser press, and iron for in-room use. A breakfast buffet featuring local dishes is served in the dining room.

Dormy Inn Himeji Natural Hot Spring

Address: 670-0964 Hyogo, Himeji, Toyozawacho 160-2, Japan (see map)

Price: from 116.51 USD (13,230 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.7 (from 1,629 reviews)

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3. Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel (from 68.98 USD (7,823 JPY))

This hotel features public hot spring baths, hot tubs, relaxing massage services, and free WiFi. The air-conditioned rooms have a satellite TV and tea maker and the en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub and shower.

A coin launderette, free-use internet stations, and free on-site parking are also available. Harima offers Japanese cuisine in a traditional setting. A Japanese-style pub and cafe are also available and a buffet breakfast is served daily. A regular complimentary shuttle bus service facilitates easy access to the railway station and the city center, which is just a five minute drive.

Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel

Address: 670-0940 Hyogo, Himeji, Sanzaemonbori Nishinomachi 210 , Japan (see map)

Price: from 68.98 USD (7,823 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Good 7.7 (from 774 reviews)

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4. APA Hotel Himeji-Eki-Kita (from 70.52 USD (8,008 JPY))

Situated in a convenient location, near the station and castle, this hotel features a restaurant, well-equipped rooms, free WiFi, and massage services. The rooms have both air conditioning and heating and is equipped with a 32-inch LCD TV, a fridge and a desk. The bathrooms have hairdryer and toiletries.

Kyoto Gin Yuba Restaurant offers both a Japanese and a Western breakfast buffet. APA also has coin-operated laundry machines, vending machines as well as fax/photocopying services.

APA Hotel Himeji-Eki-Kita

Address: 670-0926 Hyogo, Himeji, Higashi-Ekimae-Cho 98, Japan (see map)

Price: from 70.52 USD (8,008 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Good 7.1 (from 1,819 reviews)

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5. Comfort Hotel Himeji (from 56.72 USD (6,441 JPY))

Situated between the station and Himeji Castle, next to a 7 Eleven and near shopping, this hotel features free WiFi and rooms with a coffee machine. Massage is available for an additional charge and the air-conditioned rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, a small fridge and an attached bathroom with toiletries.

The rooms are comfortable and clean and the hotel serves great complimentary coffee and a breakfast buffet, including both Japanese and western foods, between 6:30 and 9:30.

Comfort Hotel Himeji

Address: 670-0935 Hyogo, Himeji, Hojo-guchi 1-50-3 , Japan (see map)

Price: from 56.72 USD (6,441 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Very good 8.5 (from 497 reviews)

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6. Hotel Abest Himeji (from 82.02 USD (9,314 JPY))

Located close to Himeji Castle and to the train station, this hotel offers modern air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and wired internet. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle, and tea bags. En-suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and yukatas.

The hotel offers a free hot buffet breakfast, consisting of Japanese and western dishes in the dining room. They also serve udon and curry dishes for dinner, on demand. A traditional tea and rice dish known as ochazuke is offered as an afternoon snack. Guests can also buy drinks from the on-site vending machine.

Hotel Abest Himeji

Address: 670-0911 Hyogo, Himeji, Junishomae-cho 54, Japan (see map)

Price: from 82.02 USD (9,314 JPY)

Star Rating: 2 Star

Travelers Review: Good 7.3 (from 156 reviews)

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7. Hotel Himeji Plaza (from 79.72 USD (9,053 JPY))

Located very close to the station, the rooms at this hotel come with a big bed, AC, a TV, fridge and a water heater. There’s also a yukata and slippers for loungewear or for visiting the bath.

They have a very good bath with a sauna on the bottom floor. They also provide a coin laundry service and washing, during a longer stay. They have a small souvenir shop in the lobby and a restaurant on the first floor. The hotel has friendly and helpful staff with decent skills in English.

Hotel Himeji Plaza

Address: 670-0964 Hyogo, Himeji, Toyozawa-cho 158, Japan (see map)

Price: from 79.72 USD (9,053 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Good 7.3 (from 338 reviews)

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8. Hotel Crown Hills Himeji (from 75.12 USD (8,530 JPY))

Just a seven-minute walk from JR Himeji Train Station, this hotel offers a fitness room and buffet restaurant and rooms with free internet and a private bathroom. The simply furnished but tidy air-conditioned rooms include a flat-screen TV, a fridge, kettle, toiletries and a small couch with video-on-demand movies.

The en-suite bathroom includes a bathtub and amenities. The bathroom is very clean and the shower has very good water pressure. A free-use internet terminal and a coin-operated launderette are also here and the Himeji Ninjo Restaurant is open for all meals.

Hotel Crown Hills Himeji

Address: 670-0965 Hyogo, Himeji, Higashinobusue 3-56 , Japan (see map)

Price: from 75.12 USD (8,530 JPY)

Star Rating:3 Star

Travelers Review: Review score 6.9 (from 307 reviews)

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9. Chisun Inn Himeji Yumesakibashi (from 74.35 USD (8,443 JPY))

The hotel offers simply furnished rooms with a fridge, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and video-on-demand, free WiFi, and a wood desk. The en-suite bathroom includes a bath and toiletries and slippers are provided. They offer a great Japanese breakfast buffet.

Chisun Inn Himeji Yumesakibashi

Address: 671-2214 Hyogo, Himeji, Nishi Yumesakidai 3-5, Japan (see map)

Price: from 74.35 USD (8,443 JPY)

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Good 7.6 (from 181 reviews)

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Visit the majestic White Heron Castle

Himeji Castle or the White Heron Castle is the most beautiful castle in Japan, with its imposing size and beauty. Having overcome the ravages of time, war, earthquakes, and fire it is one of a kind and worth seeing.

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Journalist and a freelance writer based in India, traveling for K.Venkateshwar.Rao means exploring the world in search of arts and culture, interesting people, great food, and hidden gems. He has...Read more

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