Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Hiroshima Japan (2024 Updated)

Most importantly of all, Japan & Hiroshima is very gay friendly, especially for foreigners. There are plenty of Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima.

Homosexuality is legal in Japan. There are no explicit religious prohibitions against homosexuality in the traditional religion of Japan, Shintoism, or in the imported religions of Buddhism (see “Buddhism and sexual orientation”) or Confucianism.

Hiroshima, a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. In the park are the ruins of Genbaku Dome, one of the few buildings that was left standing near ground zero. Other prominent sites include Shukkei-en, a formal Japanese garden, and Hiroshima Castle, a fortress surrounded by a moat and a park.

Top attractions to visit in Hiroshima


Hiroshima Castle isn’t particularly interesting, being a postwar reconstruction (the original was destroyed in the atomic bombing). However, the nearby island of Miyajima is definitely worth a day trip from Hiroshima, time permitting

Best Day Trips in Hiroshima?




1. Hotel Flex Hiroshima 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima


Hotel Flex
Hotel Flex

Located by the Kyobashi Riverside, Hotel Flex offers easy access to attractions and transportation links, modern, air-conditioned rooms with free internet access, TV and attached bathroom. This is an entirely non-smoking property.

This design hotel features a restaurant and cafe overlooking the river. It also offers massage services and a coin-operated laundry.

Hotel Flex is within walking distance from JR Hiroshima Station. It is also near Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Manga Library-Museum and Hiroshima Castle.

Guests are served 1 sandwich complimented by a drink, fruit and yogurt for breakfast. The menu includes ham and cheese sandwich, brown sugar butter sandwich, chicken and basil sandwich, duck ham and raspberry sandwich and more. Extra sandwiches can be served at an additional charge.

Hotel Flex is located on the riverbank where the Kyobashi river and the Enko river diverge. Facing the rich greenery of its surroundings, it is a certainly a city type designer’s hotel, being positioned so as to afford the guest easy access to downtown Hiroshima. Hotel Flex is only a seven-minute walk from JR Hiroshima station, making the hotel one of the most convenient as a base for both sightseeing and business.

We offer guest rooms from a compact single room, a maisonette, and also a personalized room with a terrace. We also have a living-room like open cafe and banquet rooms, all arranged in our ten-story premises . We are always there for our guests to make their stay in Hiroshima as comfortable and safe as possible.

This cute hotel is close to the train station and bus stop, making it a perfect location for tourists. The rooms are small but have all the amenities you need. The staff is very helpful and hospitable – ensuring you have all the info on the area you may need and that your room is to your liking.

The hotel is close to the train station and in a great location with friendly and helpful staff. We were on the seventh floor looking towards the station. The room was quite small and hard to get in and out of your luggage. The window could open about 100mm which was nice for a little air.

The staff was very friendly and greeted you with a juice or tea. Breakfast was included and you eat with a river view as you watch people go to work or school. You can also have a drink on the terrace at night. A short walk to the train station and close enough to walk to the other sites. Small room but modern. Very close to the church that Pope John Paul visited.

The hotel is close to the station and easy to find, which was important for us as we were travelling Japan by train. The hotel was also in a very good position for visiting the main attractions in Hiroshima. Although the room was tiny, the smallest we encountered on our travels, it was clean. A basic breakfast was provided and this was adequate.

Hotel Flex is very nice and clean. The room is well and modern equipped, there is also o small fridge, TV, aircon. We were really surprise and had a lot of fun with hi-tech toilet, bathroom was also very clean. Stuff was very friendly but with poor english. There is free computer with internet acces in the lobby.

Big plus is a proximity to the train station and good location nearby tram station, which takes you close to the Dome. But you can easily get to the shopping part of the city by walk (many roofed-in passages with shops and restaurants).

Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima
Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima

How much does a room costs at Hotel Flex Hiroshima?


Prices start 75 $/night for Standard Double Room.

This 13㎡ double room has air conditioning. If you wish to have a more spacious room, please make reservations for a twin room.

Where to book online – Hotel Flex –  Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima – you can find the best hotels deals in Hiroshima during Hiroshima Flower Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hiroshima on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



2. KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima


Situated in Hiroshima, 1.2 km from Atomic Bomb Dome, KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS features air-conditioned accommodation and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Chosho-in Temple, Katō Tomosaburō Bronze Statue and Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre.

Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. All rooms in KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.

The hotel is very central to all tourist sites and eating places. Hotel staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are very modern, clean and well stocked with amenities.

All toiletries are provided for. There is a fridge & a kettle in the room. There is a laundry room & a shared kitchen. Location wise, it is located near restaurants & shopping areas such as Don Quijote, Parco & Daiso.

It’s a very reasonable walk to the Peace Park, literally just steps away from the Okonomiyaki Village building crammed with okonomiyaki counters, and close to lots of shopping and food spots.

It’s a brand new, modern looking hotel.
There’s a shared kitchen where you can sit, cook food, work on your laptop etc.
The internet connection is fast and the best part is the location!!
It’s right in the middle of the city centre, surrounded with plenty or restaurants and shops in just 1 minute walk.

The only downside is that they don’t have a smoking room so if you want to go out and have a cigarette, you’ll need to cross the road and walk around 5 minutes to get to a smoking area.
The beds are really comfortable!

The rooms are amazing (we have a loft room), the staff are very friendly and helpful and the shared facilities are fabulous.

Other than that, lovely hotel!

Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima
Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima

How much does a room costs at KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS?


Prices start 89 $/night for Compact Double Room.

This double room has a electric kettle, air conditioning and flat-screen TV.

Where to book online – KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS –  Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima – you can find the best hotels deals in Hiroshima during Hiroshima Flower Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hiroshima on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima 4*Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima


Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima
Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Offering 6 dining options and a 24-hour front desk, Rihga Royal Hotel is 10 minutes from JR Hiroshima Train Station by car. Rooms include a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with bathtub. Free WiFi is available in all guest rooms.

The hotel is 5 to 10-minute walk from the Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Hiroshima Museum of Art is a 2-minute walk from Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima, while Hiroshima Castle is approximately 6 minutes away on foot. Miyajimaguchi Station can be reached via a 50-minute train ride.

The air-conditioned guest rooms at Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima come with a desk, trouser press, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. An air purifier is provided for guests as well. Serta beds are used in all rooms for a comfortable stay.

With a stylish exterior designed in the image of Rijo, Hiroshima’s famous “Carp Castle”, the RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima offers a wealth of facilities and services befitting a hotel of the 21st century. This new symbol of Hiroshima, an international city of peace and culture, is sure to meet your every expectation.

The location is fantastic. It is less than a 10 minute walk to the Atomic Bomb Dome, the Peace Park and museum. Hiroshima Castle was also close by while Hiroshima’s tram, subway and buses were on our doorstep. The Hondori area with its department stores, shopping malls and restaurants were also within easy walking distance.

This hotel has the main sights just around the corner, bus station in the building next door and a tram stop around the block. Many bars and restaurants within walking distance.

The location of the hotel can’t be beat – easy access to public transit to get around anywhere in the city, walking distance to Peace Park and Atomic Dome or Hiroshima Castle, has multiple restaurants within the hotel and is next to a mall with multiple other restaurants as well.

The rooms are clean and relatively spacious for Japan and include a trouser press, air filter, hot pot for tea, radio and alarm and lights panel as part of the bed (and the radio music includes background music that you can choose to play in the bathroom while you have a soak in the deep tub), Japanese toilet with controls for the heat and water of the bidet and the water is hot quickly and great water pressure.

Bed and pillows are comfortable and you will probably have a view of either the sea or Hiroshima Castle with a helpful sheet to help identify the sights out the window. I particularly appreciated the extra outlets available including USB by the bed for cell phones. and they offer a complimentary smartphone during your stay for free calls and internet too!

The location can’t be beat and is within walking distance to Peace Park, lots of shopping, restaurants and is across the street from the castle and the museum of modern art. The beds are super cozy and breakfast is included. The entire staff makes you feel special and important.

The rooms on the 28th floor gives a beautiful panoramic view of the city, the ocean and even a glimpse of the Atomic Bomb Ruin and the Peace Memorial Park. The room was spacious and the location is within walking distances to shopping (Sogo), restaurants, and subway/train station. The service from staff was superb.

Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima
Gay Friendly Hotels Hiroshima

How much does a room costs at Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima?


Prices start 89 $/night for Standard King Room. The Spacious Double Room  is 201$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Room includes a comfortable Queen-size bed, a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with bathtub. Featuring bold bed covers and dark wood furnishings, the air-conditioned rooms at Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima come with a desk, a hair dryer and bathroom amenities. Free WiFi is also available.

Where to book online – Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima –  LGBT Friendly Hotels Hiroshima – you can find the best hotels deals in Hiroshima during Hiroshima Flower Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hiroshima on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.