Hotel Nikko Himeji

Himeji, Kyoto & Around, Japan

At a Glance

  • A modern city hotel, Hotel Nikko Himeji is conveniently located for visiting Himeji Castle and offers comfortable accommodation and stylish amenities

  • A variety of restaurants offers guests the choice of Chinese, Teppanyaki and Japanese cuisines, while the 15th floor bar is a trendy spot for cocktails with a stunning view of Himeji Castle

  • Guests can make use of the fitness centre, indoor pool and wellness facilities though these are charged locally at an additional cost

  • The hotel sits just moments from the JR Himeji Station, a convenient option for guests travelling by train

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Best time to Visit

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The best and most popular times to visit are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November). The highlight of spring is the cherry-blossom season, which usually arrives in Kyoto in early April. Bear in mind, though, that the blossoms are notoriously fickle, blooming any time from late March to mid-April. Autumn is an equally good time to travel, with pleasant temperatures and soothing autumn colours, which usually peak between late October and mid-November. Be warned that Kyoto is crowded with domestic and international tourists during the cherry-blossom and autumn-foliage seasons.

Of course, you can visit Kyoto at any time of year, although the summer, from June to August, can be very hot and humid, and winter can be a little chilly for some people’s taste.

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A modern city hotel, Nikko Himeji is just moments from JR Himeji Station and offers comfortable accommodation and extensive amenities that include an indoor pool, fitness centre and multiple restaurants.


Sitting at the heart of the city and overlooking Himeji Castle, Hotel Nikko Himeji is a large city hotel with 257 rooms of a range of room types with varied amenities that offer a comfortable stay in a convenient location. Multiple restaurants and a bar cater to different tastes while the sleek 15th floor bar affords striking views over to Himeji Castle. 

A muted, calming colour palette creates a restful sanctuary in the rooms, which range from the compact Single Room to the more spacious Deluxe Twin and the Suite with its dining and living area. Complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minibars combine with slippers, bathrobes and bathroom amenities to create a welcoming retreat after a day of sightseeing. 

A choice of restaurants allows guests to choose from the all-day dining menu of Serena and the Fountain Tea Lounge, to Chinese dishes at Toh-Lee, Teppanyaki at Icho and Japanese dishes at Kawatomi for lunch and dinner. The 15th Floor Vol de Nuit is a stylish spot for evening cocktails, accompanied by far-reaching views over the city lights to Himeji Castle. An indoor pool and well-equipped fitness centre provide space to unwind when not exploring the city’s sights (please note that the amenities of the wellness centre incur an additional cost). 

With the castle less than a mile away, Hotel Nikko Himeji provides a convenient base from which to visit the famed site, along with the other attractions of the city, including the aquarium, temples and parks. It is a comfortable and well-located city hotel with accommodation and amenities to suit both families and couples. 

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  • A Day in Kyoto

    Today, explore the gorgeous 'Silver Pavilion' and stroll along the Philosopher's Walk. Visit the Heian Shrine before taking a tour of Nijo Castle. End the day with some free time to explore Nishijin Textile Centre or the Teramachi.

  • Himeji

    Take a day trip from Osaka to visit the highlights of Himeji. Explore the Himeji temple and the beautiful Koko-en Gardens. Take a ropeway up Mt. Shosha and discover the Engyoji Temple. Return to Osaka by train.

  • Takeda Castle Ruins

    Perched atop of mountains, you will visit the Takeda Castle Ruins which are often dubbed as "Castle in the Sky" or "Japan's Machu Picchu".

Holiday Ideas

  • A Short Getaway to Kansai

    Osaka, Toyooka & Himeji

    from £1900 pp inc flights & transfers for 4 nights

    • Retreat to Japan's finest onsen town with Relais & Châteaux kaiseki dinner
    • Explore the majestic Himeji, renowned as the best-preserved traditional Japanese castles
    • Stroll along the 1.8 kilometre bamboo road of Take-no-michi

Location & directions

Himeji, Kyoto & Around, Japan

Hotel Nikko Himeji is located in front of JR Himeji train station and is 33 miles from Kobe Airport.

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