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Sawaya Honten

3.0 of 5 25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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olten, switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked our accommodations to Kyoto literally days before our trip and I had been disappointed as many of the top rated Ryokans were booked so that I only had 2 choices left. But we were set on having the Ryokan experience, so I ended choosing Sawaya Honten and am very glad that we did. The whole Ryokan, the outside... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had a great stay. The room was lovely and a good size. The breakfasts were delicious. Although it is a bit out of the centre the buses were so easy to use and we found getting around Kyoto from this location was convenient.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A very nice Ryokan in a nice area of kyoto. Near the emperor Palace, metro lines, bus stops. I've enjoyed the onsen so much! the room was perfectly clean and confortable, if you like the japanese style this place is recommended

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Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Clean rooms, and friendly service at a very affordable price. It is located within a quiet neighborhood, and an easy quick train/bus ride or walk to the main part of town and other tourist areas. The traditional ryokan style was a fun experience, and added to the beautiful charm of Kyoto. I would definitely recommend staying here over a western... More 

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La Spezia, Italy
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Well-situated near several of the 200 lines but far enough out of the center to be somewhat affordable. The place itself is clean, well-run, serves a nice Japanese breakfast and has a comfortable small onsen for guests. All to be recommended. It's a thoroughly modernized older building, so the interior is a bit bland, but everything works well and it's... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This Ryokan is super clean and cute with very friendly staff. Our room was very spacious and felt very homey and traditional as you'd expect. However, be mindful that when you book a ryokan, you get a ryokan, along with the slightly uncomfortable futon beds. It was a bit of a fun novelty at first, but it was a bit... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This ryokan is amazing. About 5 minutes walk from the bus (the 206 goes to Kyoto station) and Metro stations. Loved my room (212) with private bathroom. You sleep on the floor on a comfy futon with a soft puffy duvet. Complimentary dressing gowns are provided, plus there's green tea and hit water in a flask. A very considerate team... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The hotel and staff were great. Our room was very spacious and felt very homey and traditional... which is why the bad marks on room comfort. It is by no means the fault of the hotel: when you book a ryokan, you get a ryokan, along with the futon beds. Between the futon beds (which take some getting used to)... More 

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australia
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Spacious room. Superb traditional Japanese breakfast served in authentic surroundings by attentive staff. Beautiful garden at side. Hosts very attentive to us, and (rather touchingly) gave us a lovely farewell kerb-side when we boarded our cab. Not cheap accommodation, but worth it. Easy transportation to city centre (good buses). Problem is, I think I really like the comforts of a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were in rooms 2015 and 2016 which had an almost personal lounge area separate from the rest of the hotel, so it was very cosy. Hotel not in town, but within easy 3 minute walk to bus stop with efficient buses which will take you to centre of town and most tourist spots easily. Buy your daily bus pass... More 

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Address: 25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sawaya Honten 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Sawaya Honten Hotel Kyoto
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#49 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

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