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Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

Upscale guesthouse within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine

  • Free WiFi
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ZAR 5,569

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502 Washio-cho, Kyoto, 605-0072, Kyoto, Japan
9,0.Superb.
  • Comfortable ryokan in lovely part of Kyoto. Friendly welcoming team and we enjoyed the…

    Mar 11, 2020

  • Overall, I was assured that I made a great choice to stay here. Their service was superb,…

    Jan 24, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

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 wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Free newspapers in the lobby

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 8 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 23 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Japanese Style Room (8 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (10 Tatami mats)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 8 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 23 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 38 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 43 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Toji Temple - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 39 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 13 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 16 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 15 min walk
  • Keage Station - 21 min walk
Profile: Gion

Profile: Gion

Gion is situated southeast of downtown Kyoto, and was built around the colorful Yasaka Shrine, which dates back to 656 AD and which features a distinctive bright-red gate. Visitors here for the annual “hanami” cherry-blossom festival in nearby Maruyama Park.

Gion originally sprung up around the shrine to offer food and entertainment to pilgrims, and visitors to the area can still take advantage of traditional hospitality in the form of a tea ceremony in one of the authentic tea houses. If you’re lucky, you may even spot one of Japan’s last geisha shuffling down one of the quiet, lantern-hung streets.

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502 Washio-cho, Kyoto, 605-0072, Kyoto, Japan

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 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 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests booked in Half Board rates must check-in by 7:30 PM to receive dinner. No refunds will be issued for any unused portion of the rate plan.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast daily (surcharge)

Services

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

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Private bath/onsen services include an indoor private bath (in communal space). Public bath/onsen services include a yukata (Japanese robe).

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

  • Japanese breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2200 for adults and JPY 2200 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

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's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

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, Diners Club, Union Pay and cash.

Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance.

Also known as

  • Sakanoue
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Kyoto
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Guesthouse
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Sakanoue Inn
  • Sakanoue Inn Kyoto
  • Sakanoue Kyoto
  • Ryokan SAKANOUE
  • Kyoto SAKANOUE

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FAQs

  • Yes, Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE 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, there's no onsite parking at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kinoe (3-min walk), Mimikou (3-min walk), and Teppan Tavern Tenamonya (3-min walk).
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE has a garden.
9,0.Superb.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Very good location, in the heart of gion. Breakfast and dinner is incredible, super nice service

    Nina, 4 night family trip, Dec 31, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Overall it’s a nice property in a good location. It was very cold in the bathroom and it was not nice to take a shower there. Heater remote was in Japanese and I had to call the lady for help. Wish they wrote something in English for us to control. We couldn’t figure it out over night and had to wait until morning to call the lady. Dinner was just ok but breakfast was good. Staff were all friendly and nice.

    Sarah, 1 night trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Like the bathtub in the room, could have included some bath salt to add into the tub. Overall it is a good experience. Great service.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 23, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Staff is very friendly. Some speak English fluently. Even those who don't speak English well do their best to communicate. The building is old so can't fault it if certain things look old and dated. Part of the charm. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean. Ryokan is in a quiet location and a short walk to the popular Yasaka Shrine and Maruyama Park. Dining is still accessible along the road leading up to the shrine. There's also the option to have a kaiseki meal right inside the Ryokan.

    1 night family trip, Nov 27, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The location was unbeatable - turn left and you’re footsteps away from a great temple walk past Kodaiji all the way to Kiyamizu-dera. Turn right as you exit the ryokan and you’re a few blocks away from shopping, restaurants, and convenient train lines, as well as the famous streets of Gion. But most impressive were the staff who were very attentive, kind, and obviously cared deeply about the experience of their guests. The room was beautiful. And the breakfasts were delicious.

    Kenneth, 3 night family trip, Oct 22, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    For those looking for a traditional Japanese Inn experience, this is a fantastic choice. The room was quite large and we'll equipped, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the location is difficult to beat in the historic Gion District with several Kyoto landmarks within walking distance and transit options only a few minutes away.

    1 night trip, Oct 21, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The staff were so lovely, they held our bags all day because we were leaving late and they even gave us a little parting gift when we checked out.

    1 night family trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Would have appreciated a mini tour of the grounds and bath house. We didn’t even realize there was one there until it was too late. Excellent service, very quaint. The dinner was just okay... not our favorite meal. We enjoyed our 1 night stay here for the experience.

    1 night trip, Oct 8, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Very nice ryokan and good price. The staff is amazing. I though I would have a hard time sleeping in a ryokan, but it was very comfortable. Loved the experience.

    2 night romance trip, Sep 16, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Staff are very friendly and helpful. Convenient location.

    1 night family trip, Aug 22, 2019

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