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Sawaya Honten

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8397, Japan (Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara)
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Ranked #52 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Kyoto
2 reviews
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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New York City, New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Only stayed here one night but got the deluxe room -- the living area was large, private bathroom and shower were huge relative to the other ryokan we stayed in, and our window overlooked a pretty little garden. futons and tatami mats were clean and warm. Basically no complaints...except for one about the neighborhood - this area is not a... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

There was really nothing wrong with the place, we booked two ensuite rooms with the tatami floors and futon beds. I found the beds to be very comfortable and was never reminded that I was sleeping on the floor. Rooms were spacious, although bathroom was abit small. Rooms were equipped with the basics - WIFI (annoying to have to generate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

Bit out of the way but great stay nonetheless. Clean, lovely, warm rooms nice onsen, great bathrooms.

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Brussel
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23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

amazing ryokan in Kyoto that provides a true Japanese experience. oh yes ! taste our onsen !! like a true japanese ! (you have also a private badroom but the onsen in the lower floor is a great experience ! ) the room was very clean, and the location was good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Sawaya Honten is an amazing ryokan in Kyoto that provides a true Japanese experience. I stayed there for four nights with my girlfriend and enjoyed every minute of it. They do provide breakfast in the room but the stay is cheaper without it (only got it or one morning). The rooms are large so they keep the futons available and... More

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Also Known As:
Sawaya Honten Hotel
Sawaya Honten Hotel Kyoto
Address: 25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8397, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara
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Ranked #52 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sawaya Honten 3*
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