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Sawaya Honten

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25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8397 Kyoto Prefecture See on map
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3 Star accommodation
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Sawaya Honten Hotel Kyoto
Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Centre
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
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Enjoyed our 4 nights here, away from the bustle but central to most activities. About 200 metres from subway and well serviced by buses. Great hospitality from our Aussie living night porter. Clean neat and professionally run, highly recommend.
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I don’t have a lot of comparisons, but really enjoyed the stay. Everything was very clean and quiet. Rooms are minimalist but reasonably spacious. Wifi is good, there is good AC/heat, and private toilet with shower.

The onsen (one for men, one for women) was nice to warm up afte
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My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights when visiting Kyoto. The Ryokan is about a 15-20 minute walk from Gion and is very close to the imperial palace and surrounded by very nice streets and buildings.

The traditional Japanese style breakfast was delicious and very filli
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We enjoyed our stay at ryokan sawaya. It is close to bus and subway. There are restaurants in the same block.

The hosts were very attentive. The room and facilities were spotless.

The onsen was convenient, a great way to start and end the day.

We were very comfortable here.
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I loved staying there (4 nights)! The service is perfect, the hotel super clean and the rooms are very spacious.
I was looking for a true ryokan experience in Kyoto and it completely matched my expectations.
They have A/C, good wifi and a Handy guide you can use. It’s close to
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Is it possible to use the onsen if you have a tattoo? And do you have a private onsen that can be booked if you can’t go in with a tattoo. Thank you.
Dear Ruatravel Thank you for asking about Sawaya Honten. If you have a tattoo, it is possible to take the onsen , no problem! Many Australian guests stayed our hotel. We will gladly wait for you! Best regards.
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We are due to arrive before check in time, do you have luggage storage facilities before check in time?
Dear Ms.Siddga We will keep your luggages safety , and bring them in your room. Nowadays, there become many Indian guests visiting to Kyoto, and some Indian guests stayed in this hotel from the UK , the US and more. Best regards.
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Any kaiseki restaurants nearby?
There is Japanese Kaiseki restaurant near Ryokan Sawaya Honten. It takes only 5 minites from the hotel to the restaurant by walking. The restaurant 's name is kakinuma. It costs from about 51 to 93 US dollars at Japanese traditional course dinner for one person. The regular holidays are every mondays.
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Any kaiseki restaurants nearby?
Approximately how much does a taxi cost from the Kyoto train station to the hotel? How is the hotel accesible by train? Thank you
Thank you for asking about Ryokan Sawaya Honten. It costs within ¥2000 from JR Kyoto central station to the hotel by taxi. It takes about 20 minites by taxi. It is not convenient to take the subway to the hotel. Because the guests need to walk more than 15 minites from JR kyoto central station to near Keihan subway station. Best regards From Nakamura
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"have a room with a bath. Very good bathrooms!"
"Quiet, clean, very comfortable. "
"The beds are traditional Japanese mats so make sure you take that jnto consideration if yiu have any type of back problems."
"Staying on 2nd floor which is even more tranquil. "
"My room, #203, was above the koi pond in the traditional garden."
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