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  |   502 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0072, Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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Ranked #45 of 332 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coolum, Queensland, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife, daughter, and I stayed here for one night in mid October. What a great experience. You feel like you have gone back in time. The area has an old Japan feel with the wooden buildings and cobble streets. You are greeted at the from desk by english speaking young lady. She turns you over to Hatsuko (I believe... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Sakanoue is very centrally located in the Higashiyama area. The closest stop is the Kawaramachi station ( Hankyu Line) along Shijo Dori. We took a taxi from the station since we had a few luggages, and it only costs ¥585 (about 5 minute's walk). Tokyo Station is quite far, about 30 minute's taxi ride. I had booked directly from their... More

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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My wife and I spent a weekend in Kyoto and were looking for a ryokan to stay. Sakanoue is a great ryokan right behind Yasaka Shrine, in the middle of Higashiyama district, probably the best and most traditional district in Kyoto. That's where you feel like stepping back in time and have the best chance to see maikos and geishas... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

A ryokan is a traditional Japanese lodge that includes one living area where you eat, rest and sleep. Different from a Western hotel room where you also watch TV and take a shower/bath, a ryokan is a tatami room in the center of which would be a low table during the day, and a set of futon bed between after... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was a lovely little Ryokan in a very central area of Gion. The place was lovely, clean, quiet and friendly (but a little on the cold side in room, although there is heating). Please don't let the food comment put you off as I do feel that this place was great and very worth while the experience. However, we... More

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Address: 502 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0072, Japan
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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