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433 Kamibentencho Shimokawaradori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0822, Japan (Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya)
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Sakura
Ranked #61 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We were given Japanese styled rooms and squeezed 4 people into 1 room. We were warned that it would be small. Neighborhood is quiet, abit far from the important shrines so we took taxis quite a bit. Internet is found at the lobby only so every night we would go down and update our devices. I found that experience quite... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and never wanted to leave! The staff were so helpful, they booked restaurants for us, pre ordering set meals in Japanese, gave great insights in to places they thought we might like and were extremely friendly. Both the western and Japanese style rooms were great. The place actually caters for short stays (in Sakura)... More

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Denver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you are considering this hotel, make sure you request a western style room. We stayed in a ryokan room the first two nights of our stay, and we were dissatisfied. The room was very small and there was no regular chair in the room. During our last 2 nights, we stayed in a western syle room which was much... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The ryokan is stunning and the perfect place to come back to after a day wandering the temples and gardens of Kyoto. We stayed in a garden room, which was beautiful, but its position off the lobby did mean that we could hear late arrivers and those taking an early breakfast. This improved a little when we decided to switch... More

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Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

When u get to Kyoto, head towards the bus stop, stop by @ tourist info and get a daily bus pass only ¥500, don't bother with train and bus pass as most if not all tourist attractions are on bus route..and also u can use your JR pass still on JR routes and a number of the tourist locations are... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at the Sakura in late March for 3 nights. The location is pretty central and only a 10-15 min walk from the main train station. It can be a little hard to find once you are in the street so look for a red flag out side the hotel and it is almost opposite the back of the... More

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Australia
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21 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights and we really enjoyed it. Room is very small, but everything is very clean and modern, room very quiet. Breakfast was excellent and staff always ready to help. There is a mini-kitchen if you wish to prepare your own room and a washer/dryer downstairs if you need to do a load or two. The hotel... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at this modern ryokan in September. Kyoto was super hot during those days--I am told it's always more so than the other cities because it's sitting in a bowl. We liked it. We were excited by the whole concept of staying in a differently styled hotel but we also liked that it had all the amenities that one... More

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New York City, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

We decided to stay here because of good reviews from different blos, forums and trip advisor contributors. Sure, it was really nice, clean, comfortable... I have no complaints whatsoever. We enjoyed our 4 night stay in this ryokan. They have a really good price, it's just right not too expensive nor cheap. They have free wifi but only in the... More

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Hong Kong
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Great location. The city center is five minutes's walk away. Bus stop and subway station are at its door. Room was big and bright and quiet and had great view. Even the bathroom was very spacious and clean. Nice bed with down comforter. Will definitely stay here again.

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Address: 433 Kamibentencho Shimokawaradori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0822, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya , Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara
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Ranked #61 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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