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Sakanoue

502 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #35 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would not have missed this experience for the world...old time Japan. Sleeping on tatami with futons (although husband did not like); eating on floor with the most unusual foods and artistry ever. Should choose one night to eat at the hotel...was absolutely worth every cent. Great service although language and understanding is always an issue. Said there was internet, but... More 

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Orange County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in Sakanoue the first week of June traveling with our two elementary school boys . The location of this ryokan is amazing as it is right next to Muruyama Park and Choin-in Temple. You can also take the walking path to Kiyomizu Temple from here. The staff is wonderful. Before booking I had several questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Elegant, small 6-tatami mat room with en suite bathroom and a teeny but lovely Japanese viewing garden. Family onsen was worth it. Breakfast was delicious. The inn keeper was gracious. The location in Gion is a 5-minute walk from the cutest tea shops and scenic temples.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We wanted a Gion location for a night during Sakura season. It is an unbeatable location for this purpose, with most attractions within walking distance. Rates were competitive for Sakura season and perhaps reflective of some of my comments below. I did not love th experience here. Everything from room to service to food was average compared to other ryokan... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We really appreciated the location of this ryokan. We were literally steps away from the main strip of Gion, which was just simply breathtaking during cherry blossom season. There is nothing bad to say about this ryokan, other than the service could be friendlier (but this is relative to Japanese hospitality in general). When we arrived at the ryokan, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely property, very friendly staff, two huge and delicious Japanese meals, relaxing in-room onsens, nice rooms, and a great location! My favorite ryokan experience in Japan and truly a wonderful place to get a feel for this type of accomodation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed in this hotel for one night during our visit to Kyoto last week at the cherry blossom season. The hotel in located right next to Gion and transportation is super convenient and a number of famous temples nearby, including Kiyomizu Temple. The staffs are super attentive. As we arrived 20 mins after the dinner time, they still kept... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was one of the last place my friend and I stayed on our trip- and it was wonderful. The service was fantastic- the women working there were so helpful. Fabulous location close to temples, trains parks and the Gion district. Breakfast was amazing- you have to have the traditional Japanese delicious. Loved it. Would absolutely stay here again,

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This ryokan was about 15min ride by taxi after getting off the Shinkansen. From here, all the famous temples are handily located. There is a bike rental shop nearby which will allow you to see much more in one day. Food was amazing, soon we realised having such meals at a restaurant would have costed us half$ what we paid... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our taxi driver took us straight to Sakanoue (I think about a 15min cab ride from Kyoto station). Don't knock on the door underneath the sign. Walk up to the next open doorway and you'll find Sakanoue. (The poor woman who lives underneath the sign was polite but we felt so bad for disturbing her unnecessarily.) From the moment we... More 

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