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25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This traditional Japanese inn was a delight to stay in. The Inn keeper and staff were very welcoming from the moment we walked in. The room was a great size, bathroom had everything you need with a warm toilet seat (heaven). The futons were great..had the best nights sleep. The female bath house was fabulous had it all to myself... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sawaya Honten had great service! The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. The property and room were very clean, spacious and nicely decorated. We also loved the onsen on the main floor- it was great to be able to soak in a hot tub after a long day of sightseeing. We'd definitely recommend Sawaya Honten to those who'd like an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Sawaya Honten Ryokan we experienced three perfect days: it's a good place to reach all touristic goals in Kyoto and staff is very very helpful. We ate very good traditional japanese breakfast, had bath in the sento and slept in the beautiful room. I strongly recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here from 10-12 Dec 2015 and I enjoyed my stay here. The host & lady are very friendly and service is good. Besides, the home-made Japanese set breakfasts are delicious. Nearby, there is one cafe which serves blue mountain coffee for tea-break. Thanks for the host & lady again. ^^

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed a room with a private bath in Nov for 3 nights. It is a traditional Japanese ryokan in Kyoto, where many old temples and sightseeing points around. The room is very clean. We had 3 wonderful nights here. Instead of staying in modern hotel, I strongly recommend you to try this ryokan with reasonable price in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Quelle agréable surprise! Le Onsen est agréable mais un peu petit. Mais la chambre est particulièrement agréable et dans certaines conditions bon marché. En effet, nous avions reservé une chambre pour un groupe de 4 personnes, en plein boom touristique de Novembre a Kyoto...70 Euros par tete quand la ville est complète, c'est vraiment pas mal. Possibilité de reserver jusqu'a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Great room and facilities, the only downside was the noise from the room above but this is worth bearing in mind with all ryokans. Upper floor rooms are worth taking. Staff were very friendly and kept the place very organised and clean. The single sex onsens were lovely.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The ryokan was a little difficult to find late in the night as our flight was very much delayed. Fortunately the ryokan staff waited for us & check-in was simple. Despite being exhausted from the flight & transfer from Osaka to Kyoto, we were really pleased to see the Japanese room and the futon beds were comfy. The ryokan prepared... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Sawaya was a last resort option we had to go with since we wanted the ryokan experience and mostly everything else was booked. It def gets the job done and the traditional breakfast is a nice experience as well but nothing more than 3 stars. I had expected them to offer a bit more support re: reservation bookings and such.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The ryokan was decent, but for the price, I was expecting great service and nicer facilities. The breakfast was good, but nothing to write home to mom about. The service was friendly, but not exactly helpful when we were asking for directions or recommendations. I would rate this 3.5 if I could, as it was slightly better than average.

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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