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Sawaya Honten

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Traveller (68)
Room & Suite (201)
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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“public bath”(11 reviews)
“the bus”(11 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
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25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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25.1 miles to Itami Airport
92 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can't say enough about this great ryokan! Our room was clean and large- coming from Tokyo this was refreshing! The price is very reasonable compared to the other options nearby, and it's a great deal. Our hosts were incredibly nice and helpful. Example: When...More

Thank mldash47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place! Quiet, excellent quality place across from University Hospital, conveniently located 1 block from 206 bus line from Kyoto Station. Large room with seating area and private shower and toilet.

Thank DMichael06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sawaya Honten. The room was beautiful and despite not being used to the Japanese style beds, we both found them really comfortable and slept very well. Great location too, with a bus stop just round the corner which got...More

Thank Josie B
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

First class ryokan in Kyoto. In walking distance from railway and busses. Easy to grab a taxi from nearby main road. Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean. Beautiful onsen, traditional Japanese hot bath. No meals served, except Japanese breakfast if ordered the evening before. Almost...More

Thank Tor W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We stayed 4 nights at the Sawaya Honten. My understanding is 'real' ryokans are a complete package deal with breakfast and dinner included. Here you can add the breakfast, but there is no dinner option. Apart from that it certainly looks right....Service is very friendly...More

Thank Econoclast1785
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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$135 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$135 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (68)
Room & Suite (201)
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Amenities (95)
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Nearby
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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ruatraveller
16 March 2018|
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Response from さわや本店 | Property representative |
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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siddiqa k
10 March 2018|
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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... More
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Soph851
17 August 2017|
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Response from さわや本店 | Property representative |
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... More
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Room Tips
"have a room with a bath. Very good bathrooms!"
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"Quiet, clean, very comfortable."
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"The beds are traditional Japanese mats so make sure you take that jnto consideration if yiu have any type of..."
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"Staying on 2nd floor which is even more tranquil."
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