Miyajima Onsen


Miyajima, also referred to as Itsukushima, is an island located in west of Japan near Hiroshima. It is known for its forest areas and serves a significant mark to the Itsukushima Shrine. We have another post that explains the structure of Miyajima Island and what to do there.
Miyajima has a collective number of accommodations, ranging from hotels to guesthouses that offer natural and quality hot spring baths. Its ryokans especially take pride in featuring onsens for guests to unwind after a long day of travel.
There is no one particular place called Miyajima onsen, there are a number of traditional ryokans and hotels that have natural onsens. Below is the most famour 4 Miyajima Onsens:
Japanese Inns, whether modern or traditional, usually offer the view of the ocean including the famous shrine. Shared baths are available around the area and are usually open for 24 hours a day, with implemented gender segregation. ***Please note that ryokans in general are more expensive than hotels but Miyajima Hotels below also have traditional interior.

#1 Miyajima Hanare no Yado Ibuku

Miyajima Hanare no Yado Ibuku

If guests prefer a modern stay, they can try out Miyajima Hanare no Yado Ibuku. Tourist attractions can be visited from its location like the Itsukushima Shrine, which is a World Heritage Site, and the Daisho-in Temple.
The rooms of the hotel are designed based on traditional Japanese style, Western influence, and in some rooms, a combination of both. Miyajima Hanare also has open-air private hot spring baths  equipped in some of its rooms. An Asian breakfast is served daily at the hotel.

The Miyajima island is currently a place restricted for traveling due to the COVID-19, but guests are welcome to plan their activities once border restrictions are lifted. The location of the onsen is accessible by train rides from the Miyajimaguchi Station.

 

#2 Iwaso

Established in 1854, Iwaso is a traditional Japanese inn located in a city called Hatsukaichi. The location is known for the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The ryokan belongs to the “Three Views of Japan”, possessing the authentic feel of a Japanese-style accommodation and having distinct characteristics. It has a 1,400-year history, with its aesthetic dating back to the Heian period.

The ryokan offers hot spring baths that can be enjoyed either indoors or in the open air, paired with relaxing massages upon request. Its interiors are based on traditional Japanese design. Some rooms also include private bathrooms.

Their kaiseki presents guests with locally sourced ingredients and quality seafood, which can be enjoyed either at the restaurant or be delivered to rooms. Breakfast is served at Momiji restaurant.


During the stay at the inn, travelers can visit other tourist sites like the Momijidani Park and the Miyajima Aquarium. A free shuttle is available at the Miyajima Ferry Terminal.

The inn is operating normally with added measures to ensure the health and safety of the guests.

#3  Jukeiso

Jukeiso is a traditional Japanese inn located in Hiroshima, Miyajima. Its location is a walk away from the famous Itsukushima Shrine, which is a World Heritage Site officially listed by UNESCO.

The rooms of the ryokan are based on traditional Japanese design that boasts the view of the Torii gate of the shrine. It has rooms that feature yukata robes and private bathrooms.

The ryokan has a public indoor bath and outdoor bath that also offers the view of the shrine. Sites like the Goju-no-To Pagoda and the Hokoku Shrine are also near to the inn.

The Miyajima island is currently a place restricted for traveling due to coronavirus, but tourists are welcome to plan their activities once border restrictions are lifted. A free shuttle is provided by Jukeiso when traveling from or to the Miyajima Ferry Terminal.

#4 Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto

Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto is an onsen hotel located in Hiroshima, Miyajima. Its location is a walk away from the famous Itsukushima Shrine, which is a World Heritage Site officially listed by UNESCO.

The ryokan prides itself in its traditional roots, having its rooms feature adequate spacing and tatami mat flooring. Rooms based on Western design are also featured by the hotel.

The hotel also features natural hot spring baths, which can be enjoyed by men and women separately. After relaxation, guests can sing their hearts at the karaoke or visit the souvenir shop to bring something home to their loved ones.

Japanese cuisine can be anticipated at their restaurant, with its dishes focusing on seafood specialty. Guests can enjoy drinks at the coffee lounge or bar.

A separate restaurant for noodles is also available. Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto is near to tourist attractions like the Senjokaku Hall and the Pagoda Goju-no-To.

The Miyajima island is currently a place restricted for traveling due to COVID-19, but tourists are welcome to plan their activities once border restrictions are lifted. A shuttle bus is available when coming from the Miyajima Pier.


#5 Kinsuikan

Kinsuikan

Founded in 1912, Kinsuikan is a 4-star traditional Japanese inn located in Miyajima. Tourist attractions can be visited from its location like the Itsukushima Shrine, which is a World Heritage Site, the Daisho-in Temple, and the great Torii.

Its room designs are based on traditional Japanese style, Western influence, and in some rooms, a combination of both. Kinsuikan also has rooms that include a private bathroom.

Guests can also view the garden and enjoy its hot springs baths. Non-staying guests are currently prohibited to use the onsen facilities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Miyajima island is currently a place restricted for traveling due to the COVID-19, but guests are welcome to plan their activities once border restrictions are lifted. The hotel is accessible by rides coming from airports of Hiroshima, Matsuyama, and Iwakuni Kintaikyo.


#6 Teien no Yado Sekitei

Teien no Yado Sekitei

Teien no Yado Sekitei is an onsen ryokan that sits near an island called Aki no Miyajima, which is counted as one of the “Three Views of Japan”. The location is also accessible to tourist spots like the Itsukushima Shrine and the Atomic Bomb Dome, which are two World Heritage Sites officially listed by UNESCO.

 The ryokan offers its guest rooms situated around its Japanese landscaped garden. It has rooms that include a private bath and incredible display of nature depending on where it is placed.

The inn provides guests hot baths which can be enjoyed either exclusively or out in the open air. Rental baths are also available for families and couples.

Teien no Yado Sekitei also invites guests to experience its seafood menu made with locally sourced ingredients. Miyajima island is currently a place restricted for traveling due to the COVID-19, but guests are welcome to plan their activities once border restrictions are lifted.

To get to the ryokan, visitors can take transportations coming from Hiroshima Station.


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