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Sawaya Honten

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25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service at this clean, modern, and friendly Ryokan. We really enjoyed our stay here. A few improvements could really improve this Ryokan: 1) black out blinds. The sun wakes you up as the paper blinds aren't great for blocking sunlight 2) better toilet paper. 1 ply just doesn't cut it for this kind of stay 3) need way better... More 

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Tokyo, Giappone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was my first time visiting Kyoto and I made the right choice with this traditional ryokan. It's in a nice quiet area and very close to trains, only two stops from Gion-Shijo. The place is beautiful, very clean and my room was very big and perfectly kept. The owners are exquisite people, very kind and attentive. Would definitely visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. It is a very well run hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and the in room shower was terrific. ( not all rooms have private baths so if this is important be sure to book a room with one. You do sleep on a tatami mat. I asked if they could double it for me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location to grab buses to get to the many sites of Kyoto, very convenient! Room was very clean and spacious, and staff was courteous. We also appreciated staying in a ryokan with an in-room western bathroom option after staying in a "true" ryokan that lacked certain luxuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This Ryokan is located in a convenient location to a lot of Kyoto sightseeing. The staff are wonderful, always willing to offer suggestions and help with just about anything and speak very good English. The buses in Kyoto are very convenient and we made the most of the all day 500 yen passes which are also conveniently sold at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Tidy Ryokan, very well located right next to a subway station and a few blocks away form the imperial palace and the river. The rooms are quite large and everything inside (including the bathroom) is extremely clean. It has public bathrooms with a hot tub, which is nice and clean.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We spent 4nights at this Ryokan..it's clean and has all you need besides Convenience Stores,Supermarket and Restaurants nearby..Heian Shrine just 5 min walk..moreover the Guy at Reception is very helpful and carried our Luggage without asking..we had a nice time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is one of the better Ryokans I have stayed in in Japan. The owners and hosts are exceptional, the breakfast was outstanding and the rooms large, spacious and comfortable in a traditional style. Great location, handy to transport and easy access some of the the better locations in Kyoto. Approx 20 minutes walk from Gion; on the train line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Was surprised by its decent large space seeing this is Japan! Very value for money for our pleasant 4 nights stay. Strategic good location with short walking distance to subway and bus station which can bring you to all the main attractions in Kyoto. JR pass is of not much use as it's near to the Keihan subway line. Many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We stayed at Sawaya Honten for 3 nights, and were very pleased with our stay. It's not smack bang in the middle of Kyoto city, but it's well served by bus and trains within easy walking distance. The staff were very helpful and gracious, helping with directions and helpful tips re: bus vs. trains. The rooms themselves were spacious, very... More 

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City Center
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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Address: 25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $176 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sawaya Honten 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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