Finding an ideal romantic onsen ryokan in Himeji does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ueyama Ryokan, a nice option for travelers like you.
Guest rooms offer air conditioning.
When you're feeling hungry, you can check out Angel House (1.2 mi), which is within walking distance of Ueyama Ryokan.
There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art museums such as Himeji CityMuseum of Art and Himeji Walk Street of Art.
Ueyama Ryokan looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Himeji.
Amazing experience ! Situated in the tranquil hills outside Himeji centre. The dinner was delicious with several courses. Service absolutely excellent - pleasant staff always ready to help. The best part was the onsens - both indoor and outdoor; not busy. Perfect retreat for anyone looking to experience traditional Japan and the food was lovely! A great way to experience a traditional Japanese meal! I highly recommend even if it's a bit out of the city the 30 mins ride is worth the journey itself and you can even arrange a shuttle from the hotel to pick you up from Himeji station and take you back!
Got put off by the price of Kyoto onsen ryokan so we went for this one in Himeji before our Kyoto visit. We visited later than expected and asked our previous hotel front desk to call Ueyama Ryokan and told them about it. If you check their page , there should be a pick up service at Himeji station ( if it’s early in the day) but you may need to call them to book and arrange. We ended up running late in the evening so the ryokan front told the hotel front the route we should take and gave the exact time of the bus and bus stop we need to get off. Lucky that we catched the bus and found that their van was already waiting for us at the bus stop. Very impressed by this and felt relieved I didn’t make them wait for us longer or I would have been truly embarrassed and sorry. Because they are two fixed dinner time so your arrival time affects when they need to prepare your food. Try to be on time or at least call in advance so they know when to expect you. Our room is big and comfy but didn’t come with bathroom. There are public baths, outdoor public baths and family outdoor baths ( first come first serve). Love that you actually need to walked up the hill to get to the outdoor ones. The landscape is beautiful and the staff extremely friendly. This is a Ryokan located far from city centre so a 2 nights stay seems a better idea. …
Couldn't imagine a better first stay at an onsen/ryokan. Service was friendly and impeccable - arrived early and someone immediately check us in helped us book dinner and a private bath. The room and entire facilities are spotless and tastefully decorated. Dinner was incredible - great quality and taste and also a ton of food. There are two outdoor baths and two indoor baths as well as private reservable baths. All were really relaxing and pretty. Bus ride from himeji station pretty easy about 40 minutes plus a 10 minute walk. On they way back we took the hotel shuttle which leaves at 9:50.
Unfortunately we only stayed here, in transit, for one night. Would have loved to have had a few more days. The staff were friendly and the room we had was well fitted out, with a table and dining chairs in a separate area to the main room. Both the breakfast and dinner were multi course Japanese cuisine. The ryoken itself was surrounded by trees and we would have liked to have had the time to wander around and explore more. The staff were friendly but spoke little English, though this didn't cause us any problem. We arrived by taxi as the buses from the station didn't look like they could easily accommodate our 8 week trip luggage load. If you do come by bus there is an uphill walk to the ryoken, that will be a slog, if you do have a reasonably heavy luggage load. We managed to arrange for the ryoken minibus to take back to the station the next day.…
Spent 1 night here. This was my second time at an onsen/ryokan and was a good experience. Staff spoke minimal English but we're very kind and eager to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. We seemed to be assigned to the chambermaid with the best English but all was very easy and straightforward. They provided a "How to Onsen" guidebook in English which explains everything for first-timers and handy guides to onsen hours, meal times and shuttle return. Room was comfortable, about 8 tatami mats, plus seating area with massage chair, separate entrance area with toilet and sink in the room. Ryokan provides you with a yukata and jacket and slippers (also in big sizes for giant Western feet!) which you wear the entire time. There is a heating/air conditioning unit in the main tatami area, but it's definitely cool in the non-heated areas. I've definitely slept on more comfortable futons- this was basically a heavy blanket on the floor. Free Wifi, tea in the room, and vending machines on site. Both indoor and outdoor onsens were nice. Found the indoor one hotter and steamy, felt more like a locker room so preferred the outdoor one. 95% of the time I had the bath to myself (Friday night in October). Shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers in the indoor bath only. Nice way to unwind after lots of sightseeing. Dinner was a multi-course meal, and each dish was explained to use with a diagram. Very tasty and a great way to sample different dishes and cooking styles. Came with sake tasting. Traditional Japanese breakfast consisting of onsen-boiled rice porridge, cooked salmon, soup, rice, pickles and vegetables. Booked through Japanican.com and emailed them to help make a reservation for the ryokan's shuttle pick-up at Himeji station which was very easy. Himeji castle was a 15 min walk from the station so great way to combine the ryokan and the castle.…