Your Guide To Hiroshima’s 14 Best Airbnb And Hotels - Updated 2021

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Hiroshima, meaning “Broad Island” in Japanese, is located along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea and is the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, which is the largest island in Japan. It is also the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. This city, with a population of about 1.1 million, is best known for being hit by an atomic bomb during World War II, which killed about 80,000 people. About 70% of the city’s buildings were also destroyed.

In September 1945, most of Hiroshima’s architecture was further destroyed when it was struck by the Makurazaki Typhoon. With help from the national government, Hiroshima started to rebuild itself after the war, to eventually become a modern, industrialised city filled with museums, memorial monuments and attractions such as the castle of Rijō, Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine, Shukkei-en, Fudōin, Mitaki-dera, and the Hijiyama Park.

In terms of accommodation, Hiroshima has an abundance of hotels, ryokans (a type of traditional Japanese inn that originated in the Edo period) and guest houses. They each differ in many aspects, such that ryokans serve as a more traditional choice of accommodation as compared to the modern interior designs of hotels. To guide you, we’ve prepared the perfect list of the best accommodations in Hiroshima, with recommendations of both Airbnb homes to the modern hotels.


Airbnb

Traditional home in Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city (from USD 20)

Highly recommended! The house is located in the central of Hiroshima, and it is very convenient for shopping, eating and taking the bus to anywhere in Hiroshima. It is decorated well! Everything is prepared very well, and we could even do simple cooking for my baby in the house. The washing machine can act as a dryer, which is very useful for us. The most important thing, Sora is very nice and considerate. Everything is prepared very well, and he provided us with a lot of information for our travels, he marked the drug store, supermarket and park on the map for us, he also prepared Chinese instructions in the house. In conclusion, my family enjoyed the stay in Sora’s house! Chang
This humble traditional home is located in the central district of Hiroshima-shi and is brightly lit throughout the whole house. It accommodates up to 5 people and has one bedroom. The non-smoking home is conveniently located near multiple attractions and convenience shops. For instance, Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park is accessible with just a 10-minute walk while the Hiroshima-jo, a 15-minute walk. The neighbourhood’s main shopping area and convenience stores are located just a 3-minute walk away as well. The home is also surrounded by a multitude of restaurants and cafes, no worries for your hunger pangs. Facilities include air-con, hot-tub, a fully equipped kitchen and more. A cleaning fee of 36 USD is chargeable.

A retreat in the heart of town
Hiroshima-shi naka-ku, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
460 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good air conditioning comfortable beds and very clean
the stay at fits-field was very comfortable
we appreciated the cooking facilities and washer dryer
comfortable and convenient; fits-field provided good communication
the apartment is spacious with comfortable sofa bed futons
Cleanliness:
clean spacious place that was very comfortable
it was also very clean
it was clean cozy and had everything you might need
no elevator but nice clean and quite
apartment was comfortable and sparkling clean - highly recommend
Host:
the hosts are wonderful - they are very accommodating
the host is very nice and had the place all ready for us would happily stay again
communication with host was also excellent and efficient
great flat in an excellent location swift commination with host too
absolutely amazing place great location and the host was very helpful
Location:
the location is very central and only a 10 minute walk to the peace park
the location is excellent - close to the peace park and 20 mins walk to hiroshima station
excellent location within walking distance from all the major sights
perfect location near to main shopping area and public transport
the location is also fantastic situated between many amazing attractions
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Traditional home in Hiroshima-city (from USD 62)

What a wonderful experience. Tomomi, Tomohiro and their family went out of their way to create a relaxing holiday for us. We stayed with our 8-month-old son, and were made to feel so welcome with a car seat and cot provided, not to mention the new friends our son made playing with Tomomi’s children! We even joined the family to learn how to make traditional plum brandy. The meals were truly delicious, we ate all of our meals there. I highly recommend Tomomi and Tomohiro’s cooking. The room itself was beautiful and so quiet - nothing but lovely nature sounds at night. Our 3 nights here were a welcome relief from the fast-paced city stays we had previously, and turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Japan. Thank you again for a wonderful stay! Shelly
This Kominka (a type of traditional Japanese guest house) is located near Mayajima, which is an island located outside of Hiroshima and is famous for its giant torii gate, also one of Japan’s best views. Kominkas are normally made of wood and come with a thatched roof and have been around for almost 300 years. Although these homes are slowly disappearing, there are still some that are still around and still remain in good shape. This Kominka is also located in central district of the neighbourhood and is exudes a more relaxing, laid-back atmosphere as compared to the fast-paced city. The hosts have fully renovated the house but still maintains the traditional foundation of it.

The hosts are also very welcoming. They will be more than happy to guide you around the neighbourhood, including sightseeing and recreational tours. They also offer a taste their Japanese cuisine “Washoku”, and you might even have a chance to prepare the food with them. The house is surrounded by paddy fields, old shrines, and temples and in the winter, guests can visit the ski field or the onsens (hot springs) nearby. The apartment is also just a 35-minute ride to Miyajima and a 45-minute ride to the Atomic Bomb dome at central Hiroshima.

HOME STAY at Traditional House Slow food&Slow life
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
160 reviews
Private room in hut 8 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s our first trip to hiroshima and we had very comfortable and relaxing stay at tomomi and tomo’s place
most comfortable sleep we had on our whole trip
the breakfast and dinner prepared by them were super delicious
their bathroom was amazing too
Cleanliness:
the room was clean beautiful and cozzy
house is comfortable and very clean
i already miss them the food was amazing too the place was beautiful and well cleaned
Host:
the hosts are so polite friendly and even speak great english
they are great hosts
tomomi and tomo were wonderful hosts
tomomi and tomo were a wonderful host
tomomi and tomo are tremendous hosts and will make you feel like home
Location:
amazing family and beautiful location
beautiful house in a very nice location
beautiful house in a scenic location among hills
a very quiet and peaceful location
a beautiful place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Traditional home in Hatsukaichi-city (from USD 59)

This traditional home is located in the serene neighbourhood of Hatsukaichi and is also right beside a supermarket. Hatsukaichi is a city located 20km (12.4 miles) west of Hiroshima’s city centre and has an estimated population of 120,000 people. Interestingly, the name was derived from a market that was held on the 20th of every month during the Kamakura period with hatsuka meaning “20th day” and ichi meaning “market”. It was named a designated city in 1988.

This non-smoking home consists of two bedrooms and can accommodate up to 6 people. Facilities include Wi-Fi, air-con, hot tub and more. This home is also wheelchair-friendly.

RARE!! Near MIYAJIMA Traditional Japanese house
廿日市市, 広島県, Japan
442 reviews
Hut 7 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the futon beds were more comfortable than others we have slept on
we appreciated the well stocked kitchen and supermarket right outside the front door
Cleanliness:
cleanliness: the house is perfectly clean
the house is very clean and nicely decorated
perfect for 2 couples and really clean and nice into the details
it was clean spacious and has all the required amenities
everything was fine and clean
Host:
ryu is a great host
ryu and his mom are amazing host
fantastic and friendly host and family
thank you for hosting us
they are very helpful and attentive
Location:
super easy walk to the station too
good location - close to rail station and food market and mall
excellent location next to fresta supermarket and near huge drug store
ryu's place was a lovely and spacious home located just a short distance from the station
7 minute walk from the station and a huge shopping centre with everything you need
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Minpaku in Kamiya-cho, Hiroshima-city (from 79 USD)

Located in downtown Hiroshima, this Minpaku (a type of Japanese lodging) is conveniently located with just a 10-minute walk to the Atomic Bomb Dome. This apartment consists of large traditional Japanese-style tatami rooms that can generously accommodate up to 12 people with its 3 bedrooms. The only smoking area in this home is the wide balcony. There are many surrounding eateries and recreational activities located around the apartment. It is also just a 2-minute walk from Kamiyacho-Higashi Station and a 5-minute walk to the bus center.

Minpaku in Kamiya-cho

Address: Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima (see map)

Price: from 79 USD

Access: 2-minute walk from Kamiyacho-Higashi Station

Traditional home in Hiroshima-city (from USD 86)

Satoshi was very communicative and the location was excellent! Just keep in mind that the second room is a futon and one room has a mattress. Overall it was a fantastic location, clean and we had a wonderful stay! Ausseela
Conveniently located in central Hiroshima, this traditional apartment is located near many of the city’s attractions, giving guests full opportunities to experience what the city has to offer. It is also directly and easily connected to the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Park, with just a 1-minute walk. Around the apartment lies an abundance of restaurants, supermarkets, shopping malls, coffee shops, game center, convenient stores and transportation. This apartment has both mattresses and Futons (Japanese-style mattress).

Central ! peace park 1 min walk & wifi !!
Hiroshima City, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
402 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was great since there was both portable wifi and indoor wifi
the portable wifi was super handy and the space itself was comfortable for the two of us
satoshi's apartment is beautiful and comfortable with all the amenities you could need
the apartment has all the basic amenities and rather clean
space can fit 4 people very comfortable for 2 people
Cleanliness:
clean with all accessories needed
it is clean and has plenty of towels extra sheets and toiletries
the accommodation is clean and has everything you need
the space was also very clean and spacious (though the toilet area was a bit cramped)
even though it may look kind of old but it is clean and tidy
Host:
everything is okay host is super fast response checkin information is great
satoshi is a great host always reply very quickly and made sure everything is okay
satoshi is a great host
satoshi was a great host
the host has provided all amenities and has provided english instructions for everything which we appreciated very much
Location:
excellent location for exploring hiroshima
amazing location and very quiet
wonderful location and quick replies
so close to the peace park perfect location perfect place
very close to peace memorial park
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Hotels

Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima (from USD 51)

Location is excellent! Only a few minutes’ walk from the Peace Memorial and about 20 or so minutes from Hiroshima Castle. A taxi to/from Hiroshima Station cost us 1200 JPY (11.40 USD) approximately. The hotel is modern and clean, amenities are good too. The hotel provides guests with umbrellas for free. Just grab one on your way out when it is raining.
The Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima is located near Fukuromachi Tram Station and is just a 10-minute walk from the very famous Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Hiroshima Castle is also about a 20-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and 3 dining options. Their rooms are complete with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a refrigerator. For dining, guests can savour French dishes while enjoying the gorgeous views of the city at the Confrere Restaurant. For traditional Japanese lunch and dinner cuisine, head over to Yagumo, whereas Café Di Esspresso serves drinks and light snacks.

Other facilities include laundry and dry-cleaning services and a hair salon.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima

Address: 9-12, Naka-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city, 730-0037 (see map)

Price: from 90 USD

Access: 5-minute walk from Fukuromachi Tram Station


Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima

Address: Naka-ku Naka-machi 9-12
Price: from 51 USD

Grand Prince Hotel (from USD 71)

The lobby is gorgeous, the rooms are beautiful and well appointed and best of all is the absolutely amazing view!
Grand Prince Hotel is located at just a 15-minute drive from central Hiroshima and overlooks the Seto Inland Sea. It has several dining options, a seasonal outdoor pool and hot spring baths. It was also featured in Michelin Green Guide Japan 2013. Their air-conditioned rooms come with a large window and a flat-screen TV that has satellite TV channels. It is also conveniently located, with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome being a 15-minute drive away. Miyajima Island just a 25-minute boat ride away from Motoujina Pier, situated in front of the hotel.

Facilities include a spa, sauna, jet bath, fitness centre and the massage salon which guests can enjoy with an additional charge. Additionally, there is a business centre, travel desk and concierge services. The hotel also offers a free 30-minute shuttle ride to/from Hiroshima Station.

For dining, guests can enjoy Japanese dishes at Nadaman Restaurant that is located on the 20th floor. Riho, on the other hand, serves Chinese cuisine, and Kakkun offers the Hiroshima speciality, the Okonomi-yaki (a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients such as cabbage, bean sprouts, meat and sauces). Porto serves buffet-style dining.

Grand Prince Hotel

Address: 23-1, Motoujina-machi, Minato-ku, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima 734-8543 (see map)

Price: from 125 USD

Access: Free 30-minute shuttle ride to/from JR Hiroshima Station


Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima

Address: Minami-ku Motoujina-machi 23-1
Price: from 71 USD

Rihga Royal Hotel (from USD 78)

Location is good, convenient to go everywhere. Room is old but clean and tidy. Bed and pillows are good and comfortable. Breakfast is good.
Rihga Royal Hotel is just 15 minutes from JR Hiroshima Train Station by tram or city bus. They boast several dining options, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and their rooms are complete with a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom that also comes with a bathtub. The hotel is conveniently located, being just 300m (984 feet) from Kamiyacho City Bus Station and 600m (1968 feet) from the Atomic Bomb Dome. Attractions such as the Hiroshima Castle and Peace Memorial Park are about a 10-minute walk away from the hotel whereas the Hiroshima Museum of Art and the Hiroshima Prefectural Office are both 250m (820 feet) away.

For dining, guests can head over to LUORE for an all-day buffet that offers a wide variety of dishes. Restaurant Chambord serves French cuisine, Naniwa serves Japanese, Chinese, teppanyaki, sushi and Continental dishes. Additionally, guests can enjoy cocktails at the Sky Lounge Rihga Top while enjoying gorgeous views of the city.

Rihga Royal Hotel

Address: 6-78, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima 730-0011 (see map)

Price: from 146 USD

Access: 15 minutes from JR Hiroshima Train Station by tram or city bus


Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Address: Naka-ku Motomachi 6-78
Price: from 78 USD

Hiroshima Kokusai Hotel (from USD 46)

The location was perfect. We were in walking distance from everywhere we wanted to go and it was very easy to find!
Hiroshima Kokusai Hotel is located in central Hiroshima and is just a 3-minute walk from Tatemachi Tram Station. The hotel has air-conditioned rooms that come with a flat-screen TV as well as private bathrooms. Additionally, the hotel also offers massage services and 4 dining options. Guests can choose between two kinds of rooms, the traditional or the modern. The former is heavily influenced by traditional Japanese-style designs while the latter is more of a classically furnished Western room.The hotel is just a 10-minute walk away from The Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park. Guests can get to the Hiroshima Airport with just a 60-minute car ride.

For dining, head over to Cafe Kurukuru if you’re looking for a more healthy dining option, or Mi Casa for Spanish specialities. For Chinese dishes, head to Tonfon, and Kishu is the place to go for traditional Japanese kaiseki meals.

Hiroshima Kokusai Hotel

Address: 3-13, Tate-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima 730-0032 (see map)

Price: from 104 USD

Access: 3-minute walk from Tatemachi Tram Station


Hiroshima Kokusai Hotel

Address: Naka-ku Tate-machi 3-13
Price: from 46 USD

24-hour security Dry cleaning Parking Fax/photocopying Bicycle rental (additional charge) Laundry Safety deposit box Security alarm

Hiroshima Washington Hotel (from USD 350)

Very welcoming hotel. The staff were great, really helpful and accommodating. The hotel faces the sea front but you access it via the main market street though. Don’t let the noisy street put you off. Everyone goes home by 6pm, so it’s super quiet. It’s only a 5-minute walk from the ferry terminal. It’s one road back from the sea front, towards the start of the shops.

Hiroshima Washington Hotel is located in the heart of Hiroshima and is just a 5-minute walk to Hatchobori Tram Station, where guests can easily access Hiroshima Station with just a 15-minute tram ride. Their rooms are complete with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with video-on-demand channels, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. There are also slippers provided and each room comes with an en suite bathroom. A coin-launderette is on site and photocopying services are offered at the front desk.

Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet that features both Japanese and Western dishes that will be served daily in the dining room. Washington Hotel Hiroshima is surrounded by multiple shops and restaurants and it is just a 15-minute walk from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and a 20-minute walk from the Hiroshima Castle. Additionally, the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art is a 10-minute drive away.

Hiroshima Washington Hotel

Address: 2-7, Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima 730-0034 (see map)

Price: from 110 USD

Access: 5-minute walk from Hatchobori Tram Station


Kurayado Iroha

Address: Miyajima-cho 589-4
Price: from 350 USD

What's your pick?

Would you rather try something new and stay in a traditional Japanese home or opt for the modern hotels? Either way, your stay in Hiroshima will be nothing short of worthwhile. Do check out the festivals and ceremonies when you’re there! Hiroshima is home to quite a number of festivals that range from cultural, memorial to even food!

The most notable one would have to be the Peace Memorial Ceremony, which happens on August 6 every year. The ceremony marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing in 1945, which left about 70,000 people dead. The ceremony is also attended by many hibakusha, which is the Japanese term for the survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The ceremonies are held at 8:15 am, the time the bomb was dropped. Air raid sirens can be heard, followed by a minute of silence, and then appeals for peace by the mayor of Hiroshima. At 8 pm, a second ceremony will take place where a thousand colorful lanterns are floated down the river.

Another festival you should look out for would be the Food Festival, which takes place on the last weekend in October. From international delicacies to local favorites, from roasted slabs of meat and seafood to delicious vegetarian-friendly dishes and desserts, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the multiple stalls lining Hiroshima Castle and parts of Chuo Park. There will also be a flea market and cultural performances.

So what are you waiting for, there’s just so much to discover at Hiroshima!

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