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Ryokan Sawaya Honten

3-star ryokan, convenient to Kyoto University

  • Free WiFi
From
A$249

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25 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Kyoto, 606-8397, Kyoto, Japan
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Amazing experience staying in a Japanese Ryokan, loved the amenities, lovely quiet inn,…

    Apr. 22, 2019

  • Wonderful experience, enjoyed the o-furo bath and Japanese style breakfast very much!…

    Nov. 29, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Walkable
Transport options
Convenient

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Free WiFi
    • Bathtub
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 13 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Breakfast available
    • Front desk safe
    • Self-serve laundry
    • Free newspapers in the lobby

    What’s around

    • In Sakyo Ward
    • Kyoto University - 1 min walk
    • Heian Shrine - 14 min walk
    • Pontocho - 17 min walk
    • Kawaramachi - 22 min walk
    • Yasaka Shrine - 24 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 1-2 Guests)
    • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 3-5 Guests)

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In Sakyo Ward
    • Kyoto University - 1 min walk
    • Heian Shrine - 14 min walk
    • Pontocho - 17 min walk
    • Kawaramachi - 22 min walk
    • Yasaka Shrine - 24 min walk
    • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 25 min walk
    • Nishiki Market - 27 min walk
    • Nanzenji Temple - 27 min walk
    • Yasui Konpiragu - 28 min walk
    • Kodaiji Temple - 29 min walk

    Getting around

    • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 82 min drive
    • Itami Airport (ITM) - 40 min drive
    • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 6 min walk
    • Sanjo Station - 18 min walk
    • Demachiyanagi Station - 20 min walk
    • Higashiyama Station - 16 min walk
    • Sanjo Keihan Station - 18 min walk
    • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 18 min walk
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    25 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Kyoto, 606-8397, Kyoto, Japan

    At a glance

    Size

    • 13 rooms
    • Arranged over 2 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 10 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 15
    • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 15

    Children

    • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
    • No cribs (infant beds)

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Offsite parking nearby (JPY 1500 per night)

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the property

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals nearby

    Services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage

    Facilities

    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Television in common areas

    Accessibility

    • Handrails in stairways

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Japanese

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Slippers
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Freshen up

    • Shower/tub combination
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Digital TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Free local calls

    Food and drink

    • Fridge
    • Free bottled water

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

    Special features

    Spa

    Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

    Fees & policies

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    Optional extras

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2200 per person (approximately)

    ParkingPay at property

    • Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 1500 per night

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Policies

    The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International and cash.

    Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

    Also known as

    • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Kyoto
    • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan
    • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan Kyoto
    • Ryokan Sawaya Honten
    • Sawaya Honten Kyoto
    • Sawaya Honten
    • Sawaya Honten Kyoto
    • Sawaya Honten Ryokan
    • Sawaya Ryokan
    • Sawaya Honten Hotel Kyoto
    • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Kyoto

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, Ryokan Sawaya Honten does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include el Latino (3-min walk), Arash's Kitchen (4-min walk), and Jazz Spot Yamatoya (5-min walk).
    • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
    9.6.Exceptional.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great experience. Traditional Japanese style service: efficient, friendly, Highly recommend.

      6 night business trip, Nov. 23, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Phenomenal experience

      We loved our stay at Ryokan Sawaya. The rooms are very spacious, which is rare in Japan, we had a lot of space! The ryokan amenities are great, especially the public baths, excellent to relax after a day of touring Kyoto. The building is clean and well preserved. The attention to details is fantastic, as everyday you get little treats like tea and cookies. The staff also was very friendly and polite. The location is convenient, close to a subway station and bus stops, and there are several restaurants nearby, but still in a quiet neighborhood. Maybe a bit distant from the most important Kyoto's landmarks, but still easy to move in the city using public transportation.

      Diego, 3 night trip, Nov. 22, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Everyone who works there was so kind. It was a welcoming and cozy ryokan.

      1 night romance trip, Nov. 16, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      It was beautiful and so clean. The man and woman who run it are so nice and accommodating. The breakfast was great. The public bath was so nice and relaxing. The room was wonderful.

      2 night trip, Nov. 14, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Kyoto trip

      It was amazing stay in Kyoto. Place was clean and service given were excellent. The location is slightly far from the main strip but once we found the bus schedule we managed. Breakfast was delicious but was pricey.

      Carrie, 5 night trip with friends, Oct. 31, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely Stay at a comfortable Ryokan

      Comfortable and authentic Ryokan experience. We opted in for a private bathroom traditional Japanese bed type room. A very comfortable stay indeed. It’s not in an area where you can just walk to restaurants though, if that’s something is important to you, will need to consider. Not a bad location though, we used a mixture of bus, subway and taxi and was no problem at all. I’d say the public bath is quite small and not as good as some other ones we’ve stayed but fitting for the budget. I’d recommend, and will consider staying again in the future!

      3 night trip, Oct. 27, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Staff was great very clean good location close to. Train station and buses

      Oscar, 2 night romance trip, Oct. 20, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great stay! Very close to a lot of tourist attractions! The stuff is super friendly and helpful! The beds are comfy! We had a great time!!!

      4 night family trip, Aug. 20, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      This hotel was a full Ryokan experience. The owner was so nice and helpful and the hotel was very clean.

      Katie, 1 night trip with friends, Aug. 15, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Loved the traditional bath. The room was spacious.

      ZK, 1 night trip with friends, Aug. 2, 2019

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