10 Best Miyajima Ryokan and Hotel | Japanese Shrines and Beautiful Views

10 Best Miyajima Ryokan and Hotel | Japanese Shrines and Beautiful Views

Do have any interest in visiting an island of deers near Hiroshima? Miyajima is a small island off the coast of Hiroshima and is known for its red torii gates off the shores, its deer population, and its awesome shopping street.

If you want to spend the night on the island, you’re going to need to know the best places to stay at. That’s why we gathered videos from 10 of the best ryokan and hotels on Miyajima. Get a feel for the atmospheres and rooms while checking out what each has to offer.

Go for a traditional stay in a ryokan on tatami mats or a more modern stay in a hotel in a bed. Whatever you choose from the list, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied.

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Table of Contents

  1. Miyajima Seaside Hotel
  2. Kinsuikan
  3. Aki Miyajima
  4. Iwaso Ryokan
  5. Grand Hotel Arimoto
  6. KIYOMORI
  7. Hotel Miya Rikyu
  8. Kikunoya
  9. Miyajima Mori no Yado
  10. Hotel Miyajima Villa
  11. Conclusion

Miyajima Seaside Hotel (宮島シーサイドホテル)

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0:00 – To get to Miyajima Seaside Hotel, you’ll need to get to Miyajima first. Take the Miyajima Ferry from Miyajimaguchi Station in southwest Hiroshima. Miyajima Seaside Hotel is further away from the main shopping street and other attractions than most hotels, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for a quiet and laidback area ripe for exploration. Hop on the shuttle bus to be taken from the port straight to the hotel.

1:25 – This is a Japanese-style hotel, so don’t forget to change into slippers and leave your shoes at the front entrance. Pick up a Japanese yukata after checking in on the way to your room to enjoy traditional Japanese clothing.

1:45 – Many of the rooms at Miyajima Seaside Hotel are traditional Japanese-style rooms with tatami mats and floor seating areas. The rooms are wide, large enough for a group of friends, and have great views of the beach and ocean. For those who aren’t quite sure how to put on a yukata, there is an instruction sheet in the closet.

3:10 – Kick back in a hammock on the terrace and maybe you’ll be able to spot a few deer roaming around.

3:55 – In classic Japanese fashion, there is a ping pong table near the public onsen bath. After relaxing in a warm bath, challenge your friends or family to a game. There are no private onsen baths or private onsen attached to any of the rooms at Miyajima Seaside Hotel, but don’t worry, as they allow guests with tattoos to bathe in the public onsen.

5:05 – Dinner is served in your room, just like a traditional ryokan. Enjoy a delicious variety of seasonal foods, with a mix of seafood, Japanese wagyu beef, vegetables, and of course, rice.

5:45 – Breakfast can be enjoyed whenever you wake up. Head downstairs to enjoy a morning meal while watching the view. Deers showed up during breakfast on this day. Take the shuttle bus back to the port after you check out. If Miyajima Seaside Hotel looks like an interesting experience, book a night below.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 14,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 967 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: Allowed
  • Visit Official Site

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Kinsuikan (錦水館)

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0:00 – Kinsuikan is a luxury ryokan near all of the main attractions of Miyajima that’s been in business for 120 years. Just recently in 2021, they remodeled rooms to have private onsen baths attached for the ultimate luxury experience. They have pajamas and bathrobes in each room, but you can choose your favorite yukata after checking in.

2:20 – This room is a suite with a private onsen bath attached. As soon as you step in, be careful not to get taken away by the amazing view and atmosphere. There are two western beds, a massage chair, and a half open-air bath with views of the ocean. If you want to get fresh air and ocean sounds while soaking, just open up the large window. The drinks in the fridge are all service, so don’t hold back.

9:15 – Put on the yukata that you chose earlier and get ready for dinner. Dinner is served at the table in your room. Enjoy a balanced mix of high-quality seafood, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and other delicious Japanese dishes.

13:45 – If you want to wake up to a beautiful view of Hiroshima across the bay, with an amazing Japanese-style breakfast like this, consider booking a night at Kinsuikan.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 30,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 1133 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site

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Aki Miyajima (安芸宮島)

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0:00 – Aki Miyajima is a part of a resort group called LiVEMAX RESORTS. They are a modern Japanese-style ryokan located slightly far from the shores of Miyajima Island, but close enough to walk from the ferry port. Show up early and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the famous Miyajima shopping street.

1:15 – As soon as you step in, you should be able to feel the Japanese atmosphere. There are tatami mats, and they ask that you take your shoes off and put them into the lockers at the front. Pick up a yukata at the front after checking in. There are many styles and sizes to choose from. Before heading to your room, grab a free drink.

2:15 – Here is one of the modern Japanese-style rooms. It has tatami mats and beds, so you won’t be sleeping on the floor. They have many amenities, including special pajamas and various skin care products. Grab the premade bath bag with everything you need to take with you on your trip to the public onsen.

4:20 – There is an onsen bath within the hotel, but there is also an outdoor onsen bath. You’ll have to walk across the pool area, which may be cold in the winter months. If you go at the right time, you’ll be able to see the sunset from the outdoor public onsen.

5:10 – Dinner will be a buffet in the restaurant. Load your plate with all of the fish and meat you want, then go back to your seat and enjoy a big boiling hot pot of your favorite ingredients. Don’t forget dessert. Pudding, jelly, ice cream, and more are there when you’re ready for something sweet.

6:30 – In the winter months, you can expect it to be cold. Warm up in the onsen while enjoying nature. You can stay at Aki Miyajima year-round, check them out below.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 7,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 634 Uonodana-cho, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima 739-0588 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site

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Iwaso Ryokan (岩惣旅館)

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0:00 – Iwaso Ryokan is one of the most popular Japanese ryokan on the island of Miyajima. It has a great central location, amazing customer service, and great onsen baths. Check into the traditional Japanese ryokan and be surrounded by nature and traditional Japanese culture.

1:40 – This is one of the traditional Japanese rooms. There are tatami mats, floor seating, and futons for sleeping. If you want the full traditional Japanese experience, Iwaso Ryokan is for you. The room keys are wooden rice paddles, which are said to be invented on the island. Sip on some matcha while snacking on traditional Japanese tea sweets that are local to Miyajima.

7:30 – Put on the yukata provided in your room. Iwaso provides a booklet with instructions on how to properly wear it, so don’t worry if it’s your first time.

8:20 – Enjoy dinner, traditional Japanese kaiseki, from the privacy of your own room. You’ll get to taste a variety of fresh foods. The food featured in this video might differ from the food that is served when you visit, as the menu changes often with the season. If you have allergies, let them know when you book.

11:20 – Order a massage before bed or anytime you’d like. It costs 4,000 JPY and will make your stay a lot more comfortable. Get the weight off your shoulders.

12:15 – You can have breakfast whenever you wake up in the restaurant. Enjoy a hearty Japanese-style breakfast with lots of different flavors and healthy foods packed in. Rice and fish are some of the staples of Japanese breakfast, but you can also expect miso soup, fruits, and yogurt.

13:50 – Check out the onsen at Iwaso Ryokan. Get undressed and put your clothes into the baskets, then head inside. First, wash your entire body off in the shower area, then you can enjoy the warm onsen waters. The outdoor onsen is definitely something you should try. Before checking out, hop in the onsen at Iwaso Ryokan. Book a night below.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 20,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 345-1 Minami-cho, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0522 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site

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Grand Hotel Arimoto (グランドホテル 有もと)

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0:00 – Grand Hotel Arimoto is a luxury Japanese-style hotel located only 3-minutes away from Itsukushima Shrine, and a 13-minute walk from Momijidani Station on the Miyajima ropeway. They provide large rooms with great views of Miyajima. Reserve a seat on the shuttle bus from the ferry port for easy access.

1:10 – The entrance is at the bottom of this long staircase. Drop off your luggage first, then head to the nearby Itsukushima Shrine. Sadly, it was under construction during the filming of this video. The construction will be finished by the end of 2022, so you can enjoy the bright red tori gate that looks like it’s floating.

3:00 – It is a hotel, but this room at Grand Hotel Arimoto is traditional Japanese-style. There are tatami mats and floor seating. But the best part is the private onsen attached to your room with views of the ocean. Other rooms at Grand Hotel Arimoto have beds and raised tatami seating areas, so if you want to sleep in a bed, don’t worry.

6:40 – Head to the restaurant to have dinner in a private room. Seasonal food is prepared and presented artistically so that you can eat with your eyes. Enjoy eel, mussels, seafood, and other foods local to Miyajima. Hiroshima wagyu beef is served in thick raw slices so that you can cook it to your exact liking.

10:35 – Traditional Japanese breakfast, rice, fish, and miso soup, along with various other items are served in the morning. Enjoy the view of Hiroshima from Miyajima and your room one last time before checking out. Check Grand Hotel Arimoto’s website below.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 20,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 364 Minami-cho, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0522 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site
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KIYOMORI (キヨモリ)

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0:00 – KIYOMORI is a 2-bedroom villa available for rent. If you have a large group of friends (up to 8 people), KIYOMORI is highly recommended as it’s a luxury Japanese villa with an onsen bath. It is super Japanese, and also available to be booked through Airbnb as well as through their website. KIYOMORI has no staff members, but you can book a personal chef to come and cook for you for an extra fee. There are many tatami mats and Japanese elements throughout the house for you to enjoy.

1:15 – Change into slippers at the front to keep dirt out of the house. Enjoy a private time between you and your family, friends, and loved ones. KIYOMORI is equipped with 4 double beds, enough for 2 families.

2:25 – Kick back on the terrace in the peaceful nature of Miyajima. Have a drink while watching the sunset over the mountains.

3:30 – Even though this is a private villa, there is an onsen bath. Wash off the fatigue from exploring the island, hop in the tub, and then turn on some Netflix so you can enjoy complete relaxation while watching your favorite show. KIYOMORI is truly a luxury experience. Check it out in more detail below.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 40,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 730-9 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Hotel Miya Rikyu (ホテルみや離宮)

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0:00 – Hotel Miya Rikyu is a Japanese-style hotel and ryokan with standard Japanese rooms, Western rooms, and large suites available for booking. If you’re a solo traveler who likes to explore, this might be the perfect hotel for you because of its central location to everything on the island.

3:55 – If you walk along the shores for about 5-minutes from the ferry port, you’ll arrive at Hotel Miya Rikyu. It’s a large hotel with plenty of facilities and is located near Itsukushima Shrine, the Miyajima shopping street, and about 20-minutes away from the Miyajima Ropeway.

4:55 – This is one of the standard Japanese rooms available at Miya Rikyu. They provide autumn leaf tea snacks and tea to go with them. This room has a great view right next to the ocean. Pick out a yukata and put it on for a more traditional Japanese experience.

13:35 – Here is what you can expect for dinner at Miya Rikyu. There is a large assortment of colorful foods presented in this Japanese kaiseki. Enjoy fish, fried foods, soup, rice, and much more. The menu changes with the season, so you can expect your meal to be slightly different. If you want to be in the best spot to pick the best omiyage and explore the streets of Miyajima, check out Hotel Miya Rikyu.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 13,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 849 Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0550 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site

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Kikunoya (菊乃家)

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0:00 – Kikunoya is a cozy hotel with an onsen near the Miyajima Ropeway. For those who plan to watch the sunset from the top of Mount Misen, or hike the scenic nature trails, Kikunoya is in a great location.

0:35 – The rooms come with great views of nature, and the ocean, and if you’re lucky you might even be able to see Itsukushima Shrine. If you dislike sleeping on the floor, Kikunoya has rooms with large double beds and wooden flooring too. This special room even has a massage chair.

1:20 – After checking in, pick up a yukata to your liking. They have various different sizes and patterns to choose from. There is also an onsen foot bath for you to relax in after a long journey.

2:00 – Dinner at Kikunoya consists of special Japanese kaiseki, with a mix of foods from the mountain and sea. Enjoy dinner in the privacy of your room. If you want to book a night at Kikunoya, check out their website below. They offer a number of different rooms, including traditional Japanese-style and Western-style as shown in this video.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 13,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 335 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site

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Miyajima Mori no Yado (みやじま 杜の宿)

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0:00 – Mori no Yado is a Japanese ryokan where you can experience the history and culture of Miyajima. Mori no Yado is located inside Omoto Park and is notable for the large fir trees that grow near the coast. It’s located further away from most of the popular and bustling areas of the island, making it the perfect place for a calm and relaxing retreat. Right next door is a tucked-away temple, so you know the surrounding area is quiet.

0:45 – Here is one of the Japanese-style rooms with a nature view. There are tatami mats, and you will be sleeping on the floor in traditional Japanese-style. There is a lot of space, and a family or small friend group could stay overnight here.

2:00 – Up next is one of the Western-style rooms with an ocean view. If you prefer to have a view of the ocean, book a room with an ocean view. This room’s shower and toilet are together, but you will probably be using the large luxury public onsen bath. There are plenty of amenities provided and will be comfortable for those who dislike sleeping on tatami mats and futons.

3:00 – Mori no Yado is located near Miyajima’s aquarium with whales, penguins, sea lions, and much more. If you’re interested, book at night at Miyajima Mori no Yado.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 10,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: Omoto Park, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site

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Hotel Miyajima Villa (ホテル宮島別荘)

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0:00 – Hotel Miyajima Villa is a Japanese hotel located right next to the port of Miyajima. If you are coming from far away, and want to relax for a while after dropping your luggage off before going out to explore the island, Miyajima Villa might be a good choice.

0:30 – In classic Miyajima fashion, your room key will be attached to a wooden rice spoon. Take off your shoes and put your lugguage down. This room comes with a massage chair, 3 beds, a tatami seating area, a CD player, room wear, and various other amenities for you to use.

2:35 – They provide towels in front of their large public onsen bath, which is rare for Japanese hotels which usually provide them at the front counter or in your room. Get refreshed after leaving the bath with a free popsicle. If you’re staying for a long time on Miyajima, they also have a laundry area with dryers.

4:00 – Outside on the terrace, there is a bubble tent. Perfect to protect you from rain or bugs while you sit and enjoy the stars outside.

4:55 – This western-style breakfast comes with french toast, sausage, eggs, and hashbrowns. Note that the food may look different than what you’re served, as the menu is constantly changing with the season and with what’s fresh. Miyajima Villa also has loft rooms if you’re interested. Check the rooms out on their website below.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 10,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 1165 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0505 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No tattoos in the public onsen, okay in the private onsen
  • Visit Official Site

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Conclusion

If you want to visit one of the top 3 best views in Japan, a national treasure, and experience Japanese shrine culture, you’re going to want to visit Miyajima. We hope that the videos we gathered helped you decide which ryokan or hotel you’d like to stay at while in Miyajima.

One thing to note is that some traditional and old Japanese ryokan don’t have free Wi-Fi for guests. If you decide that you want to stay somewhere that embodies traditional Japanese culture, or just decide that you want to be connected on your trip, keep reading below for data and pocket Wi-Fi solutions.

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