The 8 Best Ryokans In And Near Onomichi, Japan

Irwan Shah
Irwan Shah 
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The beautiful city of Onomichi is a must for every visitor when they come to Japan. Located in the Hiroshima Prefecture, Onomichi encompasses the mainland as well as several islands which together surround an inland sea. The city’s picturesque and hilly landscape has been the subject of many literary works and it’s no stranger to film shoots too. The famous Temple Walk - a route leading past over 25 temples - has been a haunt for locals and tourists alike for a long time. If you truly want to ease into the Japanese culture, it’s best for you to stay at a Ryokan - a traditional Japanese Inn. We’ve compiled a list of 8 best ryokans in and near Onomichi especially for you.

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 February 01, 2024.

1. Ryokan Urashima (from USD 72)

Ryokan Urashima lies in the very heart of Onomochi. They’ve got traditional Japanese-styled accommodations complete with an indoor public hot-spring bath. The rooms are well air-conditioned and lined with tatami flooring, complete with futon bedding. A TV, an electric kettle and green tea bags are available in each of the rooms. Bathrooms are usually shared here but you can also opt for en-suite bathrooms too. If you need a quick energy boost, you can also have a cup of complimentary coffee right by the lobby. A coin-operated launderette is available for you to clean up your laundry.

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Ryokan Urashima

Address: Minogocho Minari 2500
4.2 km (2.7 mi) from Senkoji Park

Family rooms Internet services Parking Free parking Laundry On-site parking Public Bath Lift

2. Suminoe Ryokan (from USD 80)

Located in Setoda, Suminoe Ryokan is the perfect place for you to get yourself into a traditional Japanese vibe. The rooms here are all air-conditioned with certain rooms offering you a fantastic sea view right in front of you. The amenities inside the room include a kettle, a flat-screen TV and a wardrobe. If you’re driving, you can park your car at the private parking lot at an additional fee. You’ll also be served a humble but delicious Asian-styled breakfast every morning.

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Suminoe Ryokan

Wifi Available

Address: Setoda-cho Setoda 264-3
15.74 km (9.8 mi) from Senkoji Park

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Heating

3. Daishin Ryokan

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The Daishin Ryokan is a beautiful place located a short distance away from the centre of Onomichi. You’ll be hosted by a couple who will take care of all your needs during your stay here. As for food, you’ll be served with homemade dishes with fresh meat caught from the mountains and the sea by the host. If you’d prefer a vegetarian meal, you can always let your host know and they’ll attend to your requirements. They’ve got both traditional Japanese rooms as well as Western styled rooms, perfect for anyone who wishes to stay here.

Daishin Ryokan

Address: 5069 Takasu-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan

Price: from 54 USD / 6160 JPY

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4. Uonobu

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Facing right in front of the Onomichi Channel, Uonobu is the perfect place for a retreat away from the city life not too far away from one. You’ll be greeted with the beautiful scenery of the channel and you can sit by the window and watch the ships sail by. The rooms here are beautifully decorated with classical Japanese antiques which are unique to Onomichi. If you get hungry, you can drop by the dining room and be served with a generous amount of food served one by one to tantalize your taste buds.

Uonobu

Address: 2-27-6 Kubo, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan

Price: from 123 USD / 14032 JPY

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5. Ryokan Kono Onsen

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Ryokan Kono Onsen is located on the opposite side of Onomichi on an island called Mukaishima. Here, you can have a splendid view of the picturesque Onomichi and also its famous Senkoji temple. At night, the city lights of Onomichi light up like a display of fireflies, a pleasant spectacle for those who catch it from this place. Unlike the other Ryokans, you’ll have to take a short ferry ride from the mainland to the island. The ferries can also transport cars as well, perfect if you’re driving around here. The rooms at this place are simple yet comfortable with Japanese styled interior design fitted with either 6 or 8 tatami mats. In the morning, you’ll be served with a healthy dose of traditional Japanese dishes with fresh ingredients from the market. If you’re up for it, you can take a radon hot spring bath at the property.

Ryokan Kono Onsen

Address: 843-6 Mukaishima-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan

Price: from 70 USD / 7985 JPY

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6. Takemuraya Honkan (from USD 292)

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The Takemuraya Honkan is one of the oldest Ryokans in Onomichi. First opened in 1868, it has been the subject of many different literary works and even featured in the movie, Tokyo Story. It is registered as a tangible cultural property which sets itself among one of the most important properties in Onomichi. The rooms here exude a sense of zen and classical Japanese elements. Admire the intricate architecture of this century old building while having a freshly made dish served to you by your host. This is definitely the place for you if you’d like a homely cultural stay.

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7. Yourou Onsen Honkan (from USD 42)

Yourou Onsen Honkan is another ideal Ryokan where you can summon the inner Japanese in you. They’ve got rooms with traditionally styled tatami floors and futon bedding. A public hot-spring bath is available for you to indulge in. If you’ve got a body aching for a massage, you can also use the Ryokan’s massage chairs to ease those knots. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a toilet en-suite. To make your experience more authentic, you can also wear the traditional Japanese Yukuta robes which are provided for all the guests.

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8. Sarasaya Ryokan (from USD 40)

The Sarasaya Ryokan offers free bicycles for their guests to use for them to roam around the area. It’ll definitely save you some money if you’d like to visit places nearby. The rooms here are all equipped with a desk and includes a flat-screen TV and complimentary toiletries. If you drive, you can park your vehicle for free at their private parking lot. You’ll also be served with a delicious Asian breakfast every morning. Free Wi-fi is also available throughout the whole property, letting your surf the net with ease.

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Sarasaya Ryokan

Address: Hakata-cho Kinoura Kou 3430-1
24.23 km (15.1 mi) from Senkoji Park

Free WiFi Special diet menus (on request) Air conditioning On-site parking Bikes available (free) Luggage storage Daily housekeeping Parking

The true Japanese experience

Though staying in a hotel room is everyone’s go-to plan, this alternative experience will provide you with the best of Japanese hospitality. So what are you waiting for? Book your preferred Ryokan from our list and gear up for a truly Japanese experience.

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