5 Best Hotels To Stay In Nishinomiya, Japan - Updated 2024

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Located between its more famous neighbors of Kobe and Osaka, Nishinomiya is often overlooked during a visit to Japan. But if you have ever seen the Lucky Man race, the place might be familiar to you, as the race is conducted at the famous Nishinomiya Shrine. It is the head shrine of the Ebisu sect of Shinto, making it popular with locals and tourists. One of the most popular attractions here is the Hanshin Koshien Stadium, where you should try and catch a game of Hanshin Tigers, one of the oldest baseball teams in the country. If you are traveling during springtime, a walk down Shukugawa Park to watch the cherry blossoms in full bloom is a must. You might come here for a day trip, but you will definitely want to stay longer. Scroll down for the best hotels to stay in Nishinomiya, Japan, for excellent accommodation.

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. Hotel Hewitt Koshien (from USD 51)

Just a three-minute walk from the Koshien Station, this ideally placed hotel is the perfect spot from which to explore Nishinomiya. The hotel is across the road from the famous Hanshin Koshien Stadium, and a 15-minute drive from Shukugawa Park.

With a mix of twin, family, and double rooms, the hotel caters to everyone. Most rooms come with a sitting area and work desk, while all feature a private bathroom. Guests at the hotel enjoy access to two restaurants and a bar.

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Hotel Hewitt Koshien

Wifi Available

Address: Koshien Takashio-cho 3-30

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services

2. Hotel U's Kouroen (from USD 52)

Just across from Koroen station, the hotel provides easy access, particularly to those traveling from Kobe City. Leave your luggage here and head out for a day of exploration. And if are in town to see the cherry blossoms bloom, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shukugawa Park which is lined with numerous cherry blossom trees.

Room service is provided here, convenient if you are simply too tired to head out for a meal. If you’d rather dine outside, you can head to one of the multiple restaurants near the hotel.

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HOTEL U's Kouroen

Wifi Available

Address: Kawanishi-cho 1-8

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Breakfast in the room Free parking Internet services Lift Heating

3. Hotel Ritz Koshien (from USD 48)

This small hotel is perfectly located with easy access to not one but two train stations: Koshien and Kusugawa. The spacious guestrooms are basic and come with the option of twin or double beds, and all feature a sitting area and are designed with a separate bath and showerhead.

Just a 10-minute walk away is the Hanshin Koshien Stadium, home to the Hanshin Tigers. While there is no restaurant on site, guests can satisfy their hunger pangs in one of the many nearby restaurants.

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Hotel Ritz Koshien

6.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Koshien Sudoricho 2-2

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking Internet services

4. Lucky Sun (from USD 60)

This hotel might look generic from the outside, but you will be surprised by the opulence once you step inside. This well-designed hotel is ideal for families as it features spacious rooms each with a sitting area. The hotel is well placed, being close to the highway as well as public transportation, making it easy to access attractions in and around the city while staying here.

A quick three-minute walk from the hotel is the Imazu Station from where you can make your way to the Hanshin Koshien Stadium to catch a thrilling baseball game. There is a restaurant on site, and if you want some variety there are quite a few restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

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Lucky Sun

7.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Imazumizunamicho 1-18

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Free parking Internet services Lift Soundproof rooms Heating WiFi Available

5. Hotel Koshien (from USD 46)

If you are coming to town to catch a baseball game, then there is no better hotel than this one. You are right next door to the famous stadium, and just a five-minute walk away from the Koshien Station, making it easy to access all the famous attractions of the city.

While the hotel does not have a restaurant on site, guests are surrounded by multiple eateries featuring everything from sushi to Italian.

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Hotel Koshien

Wifi Available

Address: Koshiensudori cho 4-4

Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Internet services Lift Heating

Get a taste of Japan away from the big cities

Easy access to public transport and unique attractions make Nishinomiya an excellent off-beat city to include in your holiday itinerary. Take off a couple of days and explore the town on your way to or from Osaka. Pick an accommodation from one of the above hotels and have an epic holiday.

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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Raised in Bangkok and now living in India, Pallavi loves planning and going on road trips around the country. She believes they are the best way to understand a region!

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