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Beverly Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Great Ryokan in the heart of "Old Kyoto" walking distance to many temples and shrines. Large Japanese syle room with compact attached bathrooms in the evening thick sleeping pads with luxurious silk like bedding is rooled on then placed back in staorage in the morning.

Thank Kelani K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I think this was the best of our Ryokan experiences. It's right in the heart of Gion - make sure you've got a map for the taxi driver. Very much a family show; plus dogs! He supports "the Buffaloes" They couldn't have been nicer to us. Meticulous and precise. Little English but not a problem. Used to do meals but... More 

Thank Chrispy5311
New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

I can't say enough about our stay at Gion Sano in Feburary - it was perfect. Trying to find a place to stay in Kyoto was a little overwhelming at first, so when my wife and I read great reviews on this hotel we thought why not. We were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped in the door we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

It is nice cozy lady that met us at the reception along with their dogs (4). She went absolutely out of her way to make you feel like home. Offered home made Sakura tea cake, free mini cup noodles and a simple breakfast basket even though none of this were supposed to be included. Chose this hotel because we wanted... More 

Thank tastingU
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for anything better. Traveling on my own for 5 days in Kyoto only. I stayed here the entire time and it was a fantastic "home base". On a quiet street, but only 1-5 blocks from many of the activities that the Gion district has to offer: the temples, shrines, parks, the street shopping promenade, and tons... More 

1 Thank BJCF_13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

Staying at Gion Sano is the highlight of my entire trip. Initially i was quite concern as i am travelling alone but all fears were dimished the moment i arrived at the Ryokan. I had a bit of trouble locating the Ryokan at first, but once i figured out the location, it was so easy and i never got lost... More 

1 Thank mngedo
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

Our hosts at Gion Sano were friendly, accommodating and helpful throughout our stay. The Ryokan is in the heart of Gion and has excellent amenities including a fast internet connection. There are also four very laid-back and adorable golden retrievers living at the hotel who made our trip especially memorable! We slept on clean and comfortable futon-style bedding and had... More 

Thank raffyp0ppy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

It was a last minute booking to sleep in a ryokan and it became a great experience. Very nice family Hotel, great japanese service , very friendly and attentive. The night we were there we had the unexpected visit of a Maiko for a short show. The evening ended with japanese danses with the familLy. Great surprise and great fun!... More 

Thank Pierre-Yves C
Fairport, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed three nights in Kyoto last week, the Gion Sano was a fine choice for a blend of tradition and modern Kyoto. The staff was over the top willing to serve and help. Our room was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect. The Sano family hosted a traditional Japanese evening show , we were entertained by an authentic... More 

Thank Alan A
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

For a Ryokan that offers no included meals and no in-room onsen, there is little that can salvage the experience. The atmosphere lacks authenticity and the lobby doesn't feel like an inn or hotel at all. The bathrooms weren't exactly clean and the beds weren't particularly comfortable. The room was very spacious however, and ver loved the dogs. Can't strongly... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Gion Sano

Address: 504 Washiocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $141 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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