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Ryokan Sanoya

539 Higashishiokojicho 2 Higashitoin Nanajyo Sagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture
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#129 of 559 hotels in Kyoto

See why so many travelers make Hotel Sanoya their ryokan of choice when visiting Kyoto. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Kyoto, Hotel Sanoya is located a short distance from Kyoto Tower (0.1 mi) and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka (1.3 mi).

Hotel Sanoya is a family-friendly ryokan offering air conditioning and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The ryokan features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and shops. Plus, guests can enjoy a hot tub and a lounge, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Kyoto. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.

While in Kyoto, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Hotel Sanoya, including Sushi no Musashi JR Kyoto Station 8-jo Entrance (0.2 mi), Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube (0.2 mi), and Guilo Guilo Hitoshina (0.8 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Nishiki Market (1.2 mi), Toji (0.9 mi), or Kyoto National Museum (0.7 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At Hotel Sanoya, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Kyoto.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean


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Kelly C wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
- Location was great - within 5 minutes walk of Kyoto station. - Buffet breakfast was amazing - they had many Japanese and international dishes for you to choose from. Food was fresh as well. I especially liked the fruit selection (they had melons, grapes, oranges, pineapples...) and mochi! - Kaiseki dinner was fantastic as well - sashimi was so smooth and melted in your mouth. Definitely worth a try if you're staying here. Book it in advance though! You can select the kind of kaiseki meal you want (three different types, if I recall correctly). - Public bath was decent - it was not crowded at all when we were there; most of the time we were the only ones using the pool. - Staff were friendly and helpful - they allowed us to keep our luggages prior to check-in, and even after we checked-out, as we had some time to kill before we checked-in to our next accommodation. Thank you for the great stay Ryokan Sanoya!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
schmusimausi73 wrote a review Jan 2020
small town188 contributions61 helpful votes
I spent 3 nights in this ryokan, together with my teenage son. It was our first trip to Japan, so we wanted to experience the traditional Japanese accommodation. The room was exactly as promised, with tatami mats and low chairs and table, it also had tea making supplies, a safe, a bathroom and a separate toilet room. There were toiletries and towels available, as well as yukatas for us to wear, and slippers. We felt welcome and well taken care of, the staff was lovely and we immediately felt at ease. If you want to have a small taste of traditional Japanese way of life, this is definitely for you.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Mmyroca wrote a review Jan 2020
Sao Paulo, SP57 contributions32 helpful votes
Excelent location, 5 minutes from JR Kyoto Station Tipical japanese hotel, with oriental and big rooms,tatami floors, and beds with futon, table with chairs on the tatami floor in the main room, and table with 2 chairs in a separate and private room We reserved a kaiseki meal (which is basicaly a traditional meal with the most fresh and fine ingredients of the day, carefully prepared, in a japanese ritual), to celebrate the birthday of my son. It was prepared and served in a separate and private room just for us , really an amazing show!!! Typical breakfast, small delicious japanese dishes, but if someone is looking for a western breakfust there will be no choices, because there's only japanese food, BUT if a person decide to be in a ryokan, it's because the person wants to have/live a unique experience, dream of a real japanese moment!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
mook5414 wrote a review Nov 2019
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
I like this hotel. Very comfortable and easy to get a train. Staffs are nice and take a good care of our luggage and our stay. They have public bath which is very clean and feel good to use. They have drinks vending machine almost every floor.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Wilma wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions
We stayed at Hotel Sanoya for 1 night the room was spacious an Old Ryokan style room they also had separate bathrooms and shower room and we had the best kaiseki Japanese traditional dinner and breakfast at this Hotel superb!! Staff was very nice too !!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$79 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku / Kyoto Station
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryokan Sanoya
Which popular attractions are close to Ryokan Sanoya?
Nearby attractions include Kyoto Station Building (0.2 miles), Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.2 miles), and Shosei-en Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryokan Sanoya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Ryokan Sanoya?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Ryokan Sanoya?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ryokan Sanoya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hokuto, Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi, and Kyochabana Minami-Shinmachi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ryokan Sanoya?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryokan Sanoya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryokan Sanoya?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.6 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.5 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.6 miles).
Does Ryokan Sanoya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Ryokan Sanoya accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.