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Where to stay in Hiroshima

Not sure where to stay in Hiroshima? Looking for a great area as well as some of the best cheap accommodation Hiroshima has that is also family-friendly? Well this Hiroshima where to stay guide has got you covered. If you’re tossing up between a stay in Hiroshima or Miyajima – or even want to do both – this guide provides good family-friendly options for either place.

Like most places in Japan, it can be tricky finding accommodation Hiroshima has, that will adequately fit an entire family – without completing blowing your entire trip budget. When I was trying to find places to stay in Hiroshima, it took me forever trying to find not only the best place to stay in Hiroshima in terms of location but also something which was in our price range. I spent hours on the internet researching and I’ve compiled everything I found in this article, to save you the headache.

So, no need to spend any more time searching the internet trying to find excellent accommodation in Hiroshima, I’ve done all the research and located some of the best budget hotels in Hiroshima, Japan which are perfect for families.  Plus if you’re not sure whether to stay in Miyajima or Hiroshima (or perhaps both) this guide provides options for both places.   

So, let’s get started and find you some great family-friendly accommodation in Hiroshima.

 

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The Best Place to Stay in Hiroshima – A Quick Overview

Below is a super quick overview of all the accommodation covered in this guide. You can use this overview to quickly determine if it’s right for your family. For a more comprehensive review of each of these recommendations, keep reading below.

HotelLocationRoom & Hotel AmenitiesClosest Subway / NearPrice GuideBook Now
Chidori Inn
Hiroshima• Separate Living & Sleeping area
• 4 Single & 2 Sofa Beds
• Laundry
• Kitchenette
• 550m to Peace Memorial Park
• 260m to Hondori Shopping Street
• 120m to Hondori Bus Stop
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Rihga Royal Hotel
Hiroshima• 4 Single Beds
• Tea/Coffee
• Pool
• Restaurant
• Bar
• 750m to Peace Memorial Park
• 600m to Hondori Shopping Street
• 120m to Kenchozen Bus Stop
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Sotetsu Grand Fresa
Hiroshima• 4 Single Beds
• Tea/Coffee
• Bar
• Restaurant
• Kitchenette
• 170m to Peace Memorial Park
• 650m to Hondori Shopping Street
• 190m to Hosokaikanzen Bus Stop
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Cocostay Gekko
Hiroshima• 2 Singles, 1 Futon & 1 Sofa Bed
• Separate Living & Sleeping Areas
• 1.6km to Peace Memorial Park
• 1.2km to Hondori Shopping Street
• 290m to Kanayamacho Bus Stop
• 1km from Hiroshima Station
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La Pance
Hiroshima• 2 Single & 3 Futons
• Laundry
• Kitchenette
• Right by Peace Memorial Park
• 800m to Hondori Shopping Street
• 220m to Heiwa Memorial Park Bus Stop
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Peace Park Dome 502
Hiroshima• 2 Double & 2 Futon Beds
• Kitchen
• Laundry
• 350m to Peace Memorial Park
• 1km to Hondori Shopping Street
• 250m to Dobashi Bus Stop
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Sakuraya Hotel
Miyajima• 4 Futon Beds
• Private Toilet / Shared Shower
• Tea/Coffee
• 350m to Itsukushima Shrine
• 120m to Omotesando Shopping Street
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Miyajima Hotel Makoto
Miyajima• 6 Futon Beds
• Shared Bathroom
• Tea/Coffee
• 600m to Itsukushima Shrine
• 350m to Omotesando Shopping Street
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Where to Stay in Hiroshima

Unlike other cities in Japan, the central area of Hiroshima is much more compact and, as long as you are close to public transport and places to eat, you really can’t go too wrong with where you stay. 

In the centre of the city, you will find places of interest such as the Peace Memorial Museum, the Peace Park, the Atomic Bomb Dome, the Hiroshima Castle and the Hiroshima Central Park. No doubt you will want to visit these places, so I recommend the best area to stay in Hiroshima is close to these attractions.

You also may like to consider a short stay on Miyajima Island. Miyajima Island is well known due to its floating tori gate and Itsukushima Shrine, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are visiting Hiroshima, I’d at least recommend a day trip here but, if you have the time, I’d suggest at a night or two also.

The Best Family-Friendly Hotels Hiroshima – Japan

Like most cities in Japan, accommodation in Hiroshima is expensive and, unfortunately, you don’t get much for your money. The other problem is that accommodation is super tiny and family sized rooms are very rare. If your children are older, you are probably going to be much better off booking two double rooms. However, in this guide, I’ve only included accommodation that can accommodate the entire family together.

Given I’m all about good value accommodation, the hotels recommended are basic in terms of amenities. If you want something more, you will need to be prepared to increase your budget drastically.

You’ll also note that Miyajima accommodation is crazy expensive. If the accommodation I’ve recommended doesn’t suit, be prepared to increase your budget by more than double per night.

Below I have reviewed eight options to help you choose the best family-friendly hotel Hiroshima offers. 

1. Chidori Inn

First up is our top choice in Hiroshima and the place we decided to stay on our most recent visit, Chidori Inn, which we recommend for its spacious rooms and great location!

Another great thing about Chidori Inn is that family rooms can fit up to 6 guests, making it perfect for larger families. There is one bedroom with four single beds and then two single sofa beds in the lounge area. The open plan kitchen and lounge area are spacious by Japanese standards and it’s nice to have a place to sit and relax as a lot of budget Japanese accommodation don’t. The kitchen is small but has everything a family needs to prepare there own basic meals.

The apartments also have a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower and a separate toilet, so no hanging around waiting for people to come out of the shower in the morning. There is even some closet and storage space in the apartment, which you don’t usually see in Japanese hotels. All apartments also feature a washing machine, free wifi and air conditioning.

The location is also really great with Hondori shopping street less than 300m away and walkable in under 5 minutes. The Atomic Bomb Dome is just 5500m away and the Peace Memorial Park and Peace Memorial Museum are 600m away and all are easy to walk to. Hondori station is less than 200m away so you will also have easy access to anything that isn’t within walking distance. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are also heaps of restaurants and convenience stores really close by.

What we love?

The location is a real selling point with lots of the main attractions within walking distance but also easy access to a station making the rest of Hiroshima easy to explore as well.

 What’s not to love?

The outside of the building is really unattractive, but don’t let this put you off – it’s lovely inside.

 Summary

We really loved our stay at Chidori Inn and the spacious rooms made a nice change from other Japanese accommodation we had been staying in. Plus, the great location is really hard to beat!

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2. Rihga Royal Hotel

Rihga Royal is a great hotel for families who want to be close to most of the main sights, including some great museums and there are also plenty of dining options on site at the hotel.

A family room can fit up to four people sleeping in four single beds and rooms are comfortable, quite spacious and some even have great views of the castle nearby. All rooms have a private bathroom with a bathtub and feature air conditioning, free wifi and a television.

The hotel has an impressive six restaurants right on site so, whether you feel like traditional Japanese food, delicious French cuisine or something totally different, there is sure to be something that suits all tastes. There is also a swimming pool and a fitness centre at the hotel but both do incur an extra charge

Rihga Royal is in an amazing location for seeing most of the sights Hiroshima has to offer. It’s right next door to the Museum of Art and the Children’s Museum is just 450m away. The Atomic Bomb Dome is 550m away and the Peace Memorial Park is 800m. In the other direction from the hotel it’s just 700m to the Hiroshima Castle. You will also find Kencho-Mae Station just 200m away making the rest of Hiroshima super accessible.

What we love?

The number of attractions within walking distance of the hotel is really convenient and makes exploring the city very easy.

What’s not to love?

Having to pay an extra fee to use the hotel pool isn’t particularly great but with so many sights nearby you shouldn’t have any problems keeping the kids entertained without it.

Summary

The Rihga Royal is a large Hiroshima hotel with an impressive six restaurants on site and an incredible number of local attractions all within walking distance to save your little ones tired feet.

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3. Sotetsu Grand Fresa

 

If visiting Peace Memorial park is high on your to-do list during your visit to Hiroshima, the Sotetsu Grand Fresa is in a prime location and some rooms even come with a park view.

Family rooms at the hotel have two single beds and a double sofa bed so can fit up to four guests and are soundproofed. The private bathrooms have a shower and bathtub and there is free wifi, air conditioning and a flat-screen television.

The hotel has two restaurants on the 15th floor with views over the city and river, one serves traditional Japanese cuisine and the other offers an Italian menu. There is also a small bar in the lobby where guests can purchase drinks and the hotel does offer laundry service at an extra cost.

The location is what sets this hotel apart; it’s so close to Peace Memorial Park that some rooms even have a great park view. It’s perfect for exploring all the park has to offer including the Peace Memorial Museum, Children’s Peace Monument, Prayer fountain and more. You will also be close to Hondori shopping street, which is just 650m away. Chuden-Mae tram station is only 300m away (less than 3-minute walk), so it’s easy to explore the city if you have kids that tire of walking quickly.

What we love?

Having Peace Memorial Park right on your doorstep is really nice as it’s a beautiful area with plenty to see and do.

What’s not to love?

There is no storage for luggage or clothes in the room, making things a bit of a tight squeeze; this is pretty common in budget Japanese hotels though.

Summary

Sotetsu Grand Fresa is a really well-placed hotel, right next to Peace Memorial Park with small but comfortable family rooms that have everything a family will need for a great city break.

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4. Cocostay Gekko

These clean and modern self-contained apartments at Cocostay Gekko have everything a family needs to spend a comfortable few days in Hiroshima, and the price makes it really affordable for most.

The apartments have one bedroom with a single bed and there is one single bed, one sofa bed and one floor bed in the lounge area so families of up to 4 will fit nicely. There is also a small closet to keep luggage out of the way, and each apartment comes with a small kitchenette and private bathroom, which have baths as well as showers. There is free wifi, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions and a washing machine in every apartment.

Cocostay Gekko is just 300m from Kanayamacho tram station, making it really easy to get around and see the sights. Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome are about 1.6km away but easy to get to on the tram.

What we love?

The price! This is some of the cheapest family accommodation we could find in Hiroshima and it’s great value for the modern accommodation with everything families need.

What’s not to love?

The location here isn’t quite as convenient as some of our other choices but with a tram stop so close it is still easy to get around.

Summary

Cocostay Gekko offers families the opportunity to explore Hiroshima and a much more affordable price than most hotels in the area and with everything a family could want in a self-contained apartment.

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 5. La Pance

Families looking for accommodation with a little more space without having to compromise on location should take a serious look at La Pance with its excellent location and spacious self-contained living.

These self-contained apartments can fit up to 5 guests with two single beds in one bedroom and up to three-floor beds in the second bedroom. The apartment also has a spacious, open plan kitchen and dining area, which is bigger than you’ll find in most budget accommodation in the area. The kitchen is well stocked with a double hob, large fridge, rice cooker microwave and everything else you need to prepare full meals.

Every apartment also has a private bathroom containing both a shower and bathtub so it’s great for families with young kids. There is also a washing machine, television, free wifi and air conditioning throughout.

These apartments are also in a really great location with the Heiwa Memorial park bus stop less than 250m away, making it easy to get around the city and see the sights. You won’t need to venture too far from the apartments though as they are right next door to Peace memorial park and the walk taking just 3 minutes! 

What we love?

The extra space in these apartments and large room sizes is something you wouldn’t usually find in budget Japanese accommodation, making them a real find for slightly larger families.

What’s not to love?

Unfortunately, there aren’t many shops or restaurants really close by like some of the other options but the kitchen is more than adequate to prepare your own meals.

Summary

La Pance offers great spacious self-contained apartments that can fit slightly larger families and has everything you will need during your stay with a bus stop right up the road and Memorial Park on your doorstep.

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

6. Peace Park 502

Larger families will love this bright, modern Peace Park apartment that has everything you need to have a comfortable stay on a budget thanks to the low price and all the facilities you’ll need to avoid blowing the budget.

Peace Park 502 can fit up to six guests, sleeping in two double beds and two futon beds. The apartment has a small dining area that is easily partitioned – great if you have little ones who wake up and try to explore in the night! There is also a really well-stocked kitchen, allowing you to cook for yourselves during your trip as well as a washing machine and private bathroom with a shower and tub. All apartments also feature a television, free wifi and air conditioning.

The apartment is also in a really convenient location with Dobashi tram stop just a 3 minute walk away. There is a good selection of restaurants and convenience stores close by so, whether you decide to cook or eat out, things couldn’t be easier. Peace Memorial Park is also right on the doorstep of the apartment at just a 4 minute walk away, then the Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Castle are just another short walk from there.

What we love?

The apartment is very modern, bright and fresh which gives it a lovely open and relaxed feel.  Plus the location makes this perfect for anyone after hotels in Hiroshima near Peace Park.

What’s not to love?

Everyone sleeping in one large room might not be for some, especially if you have young kids who go to bed early but it’s a common layout if you’re looking for budget Japanese accommodation.

Summary

Peace Park 502 is a lovely fresh and modern apartment with enough room to sleep larger families of up to 6.  It offers a well-stocked kitchen, for those wanting to cook their own meals, and is in an excellent location for public transport and the Peace Memorial Park.

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

7. Sakuraya

Miyajima is known for having pretty expensive accommodation, but Sakuraya offers family accommodation that is much more affordable than other options.  Plus it’s in an excellent location, so families on a budget can enjoy all the island has to offer with ease.

A family room at Sakuraya will sleep up to 4 guests on Japanese style floor beds. The rooms are simple but enough for a night or two stay with a small dining table and even a seated area next to the windows with great sea or mountain views. There is a private toilet cubicle within the room, but other bathroom facilities are shared. All of the rooms do also feature a television, small fridge and air conditioning.

The hotel has free wifi in the public areas and guests have the use of the public onsen within the hotel, which is open daily until late.

The hotel is in an amazing position, right next to the ferry terminal, so it’s straightforward to get to when you arrive on the island. It’s also just 350m away from Itsukushima shrine and even closer to the start of the main shopping street, 120m down the road where you will find a good selection of restaurants and shops to choose from.

 What we love?

 The location is really hard to beat and everything is literally within just a couple minutes walking distance.

 What’s not to love?

 Not having a private bathroom might put some people off but you will likely only be staying for one or two nights so it probably isn’t too much of an inconvenience.

 Summary

 Much more affordable accommodation than most in Miyajima and in a really great location, Surakaya is hard to beat.

 Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

8. Miyajima Hotel

The Miyajima Hotel is great for larger families without having to pay the high price that is common at other Miyajima Hotels.  

The Miyajima will sleep up to 6 guests in one room on traditional Japanese floor beds.  The rooms are very similar to other traditional Japanese accommodation with a small seating area and traditional Japanese straw flooring. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower and bath and come with a television, fridge, free wifi and air conditioning.

The hotel can provide a Japanese style buffet breakfast for an additional charge and also has a seafood restaurant on site. Guests have use of the large public onsen facilities and the karaoke rooms within the hotel.

Itsukushima shrine is 600m away and reachable with an easy 10-minute walk.  The main shopping street is even closer at just 350m away.  Here you will find plenty of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes.

What we love?

Larger families of up to 6 will really struggle to find any other accommodation in Miyajima at such a low price.

 What’s not to love?

Rooms might be seen as a little small but that is very normal in budget accommodation in the area and having a private bathroom for this price is out of the ordinary.

 Summary

The Miyajima Hotel is a great option, providing traditional Japanese accommodation at a budget price.  It’s ideal for larger families or anyone wanting to be within easy walking distance to all the main sights.

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

 

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