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Ryokan
  |   502 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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Ranked #38 of 341 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Traditional ryokan located in Kyoto's ancient centre. Efficient and welcoming staff providing the unique Ryokan experience. Wonderful food. Walking distance to many of the main tourist sights. Five minute walk to Gion. Quiet location with clean and spacious rooms. Excellent Ryokan. Hope to return soon.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We spent one night in this Ryokan. The location is very good in the old Kyoto / Gion area Where you can enjoy the charm of traditional Japan. The ryokan is great, food valuable and staff nice. Some issues in English communication which can create some difficulties when it is time to discuss food and interactions. One small other negative... More 

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London
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Wow! 3 night in a Roykan with 2 kids (aged 8 and 10) - and the kids would have happily stayed for longer. Cost was 12000 yen (£70 ish) per person per night B&B. Breakfast was delicious (served to start between 7 and 9 in your own private room) - we sampled western and Japanese. Dinner was amazing on the... More 

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Coolum, Queensland, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night with our two children. We wanted to stay in a traditional ryokan for the experience and didn't have great expectations about comfort. The Inn is very charming. The rooms are quite large and the separate bathroom was of a good size. The shower room had a wooden bathtub but we didn't use it as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This inn is Japanese traditional style is simple but perfect. Lovely welcome and very comfortable. We had the Japanese breakfast in the room which was very interesting but set me up for the day. The futon beds are lovely and cosy. Location is perfect.

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's is the greatest traditional hotel I have lived, the Japanese breakfast is delicious and delicate. Location is very convenient. Room is spacious and clear. I stayed there for 5 days and it's a wonderful experience.

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Washington D.C.
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32 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed here for 3 or 4 nights in August 2014. The neighborhood is lovely and the ryokan has a nice homey feel. Service was impeccable. Highlights included the beautiful flower arrangements that would appear magically when we returned from sightseeing, Japanese sweets and smoky tea in the afternoon, Japanese and Western style breakfasts (you can choose a different style... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I really can not say enough good things about Sakanoue. The staff were amazing and the Ryokan beautiful. The photos posted online really don't do the place justice. The location is amazing as well -close to temples, parks and shopping. I've lived and traveled throughout Asia for the past years and I can honestly say this is one of the... More 

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Address: 502 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sakanoue 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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