9 Best Ryokans In Himeji, Japan - Updated 2024

Ninna
Ninna 
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Himeji is known for a couple of exciting festivals, such as the Himeji Yukata Festival held every June and Nada Kenka Matsuri held every October. The city is also renowned for Himeji Castle, a Japanese National Treasure UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the country’s best well-preserved castles, Himeji Castle has already withstood hundreds of years without sustaining significant damages from wars and natural disasters. Given its white plasterwork, it is often called Heron Castle as well. Right next to the castle, you will find Koko-en, a massive Japanese garden. The garden was inaugurated in 1992 in celebration of the city’s centenary.

For a worry-free trip, you should book your accommodations as early as possible. Check out our list of the best ryokans in Himeji, Japan, below.

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 17, 2024.

1. Yumoto Ueyama Ryokan (from USD 263)

Yumoto Ueyama Ryokan is known for its 300-year-old natural hot spring, which promises a rejuvenating retreat. It provides soothing baths with its sodium hydrogen carbonate hot spring. Moreover, this hot spring offers drinkable water that tastes like salted lemon-lime, which is good for the body.

The ryokan features contemporary guest rooms and suites in different categories. There are plenty of outdoor spaces for you to relax, such as the courtyard and garden.

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Yumoto Ueyama Ryokan

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Yumesaki-cho Shiota 287
40.63 km (25.3 mi) from Matsue Park

Parking Garden Family rooms Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box Hot tub/jacuzzi Fax/photocopying

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2. Taioukan (from USD 218)

Set in Ako, Taioukan is only about 36 km (22.37 mi) away from Himeji. One of its best features is the open-air bath that can help you relax after a long day or week. Aside from taking a soothing hot spring bath, you can hang out on the sun terrace or shared lounge to relieve stress. To pass the time, you can play table tennis.

Complimentary parking is available on the premises, so you have nothing to worry about if you intend to bring a car.

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Taioukan

Wifi Available

Address: Misaki 2-4
50.86 km (31.6 mi) from Matsue Park

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fishing Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box Massage

3. LiVEMAX RESORT Setouchi Sea Front Tatsuno (from USD 98)

LiVEMAX RESORT Setouchi Sea Front is located in Tatsuno, roughly half an hour from Himeji. It features guest rooms and suites with incredible ocean views, so you can have a relaxing stay. The open-air bath also makes it easy for you to recharge and destress.

If you plan to bring a car, you can park it on the premises at no extra cost. When you wake up in the morning, you can enjoy a good breakfast offered here.

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LiVEMAX RESORT Setouchi Sea Front

Address: Mitsucho Murotsu 895-28
42.69 km (26.6 mi) from Matsue Park

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry

4. Tabist Business Ryokan Akashiya Annex Akashi (from USD 40)

Set in Akashi, Tabist Business Ryokan Akashiya Annex is about an 80-minute drive from Himeji. It only has 15 guest rooms and suites, so you can expect a quiet environment and attentive hospitality. Thanks to the hot spring, you can easily relax whenever you want. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

This ryokan also provides on-site parking, but you must make a reservation if you wish to bring a car. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property.

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Tabist Business Ryokan Akashiya Annex

7.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Matsunouchi 2-8-7
1.66 km (1.1 mi) from Matsue Park

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Luggage storage WiFi Available

5. Suma Kanko House Aji to Yado Kagetsu (from USD 307)

Suma Kanko House Aji to Yado Kagetsu offers well-appointed, Japanese-style guest rooms and suites, giving you an authentic Japanese lifestyle experience. Ensuring you can start the day right, it serves an Asian breakfast every morning. Private parking is available on the premises at no extra charge, so parking will be the least of your worries if you intend to bring a car.

With the public bath, you can have a relaxing bath anytime.

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Suma Kanko House Aji to Yado Kagetsu

Wifi Available

Address: Suma-ku Nishisuma Tetsukai 7
12.97 km (8.1 mi) from Matsue Park

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms

6. Kobe Minato Onsen Ren Kobe (from USD 386)

Situated in Kobe, Kobe Minato Onsen Ren is roughly 58 km (36.04 mi) away from Himeji. It offers a couple of leisure facilities, helping you relax throughout your stay. You can soak in the hot spring outdoor swimming pool, which is open year-round. Alternatively, you can dip in the indoor swimming pool. If you need some pampering, you can visit the on-site spa.

This ryokan has a fitness center, so you can also break a sweat to detox.

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Kobe Minato Onsen Ren

Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-Ku, Shinkocho1-1
21.77 km (13.6 mi) from Matsue Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

7. Negiya Ryofukaku (from USD 216)

Negiya Ryofukaku provides quality accommodations in Kobe, only roughly a 70-minute drive from Himeji. It features hot spring baths surrounded by old forests, so you can enjoy soothing baths while marveling at stunning views. Attending to your needs at any time of the day, the front desk operates 24/7. For a small additional fee, you can enjoy a Japanese breakfast and a Kaiseki dinner.

This ryokan also provides complimentary on-site parking.

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Negiya Ryofukaku

Address: Kita-ku Arima-cho 1537-2
30.85 km (19.2 mi) from Matsue Park

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift

8. Hitomarukadan Ryokan Kobe (from USD 293)

Hitomarukadan Ryokan provides you with a home away from home in Kobe, only about 43 km (26.72 mi) away from Himeji. It features 24-hour vending machines, so you can quickly grab a bite even in the wee hours of the night. Whenever you need to detox, use the on-site sauna. You can also get a massage to relieve stress.

Complimentary parking is available on the premises, so you can easily park your car if you wish to bring one.

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Hitomarukadan Ryokan

Address: 21-22 Okura-Tenjin-cho, Akashi-shi, Akashi, Kobe, Japan, 673-0875
4.15 km (2.6 mi) from Matsue Park

9. Waseido Zen Kobe

Nestled in Kobe, Waseido Zen is about 72 km (44.74 mi) away from Himeji. It offers varying guest rooms and suites, some of which have balconies or terraces. The rooms have coffee- and tea-making facilities, and refrigerators, so you can easily feel at home.

Thanks to the in-house restaurant, you need not worry about where and what to eat during your stay here. The garden is an excellent spot to enjoy a breath of fresh air.

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Immerse yourself in Himeji’s colorful culture

Himeji is a sought-after destination because of its castle, festivities, and other beautiful attractions. Book one of the above-mentioned ryokans in Himeji, Japan, as you prepare for your trip.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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