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Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura is designed like a traditional wooden townhouses in the past and combined with modern-style life. Located in the heart of the city and offers touch of japanese cultures." Feel you're living in Kyoto while you're travelling"
We stayed three nights here and really enjoyed it. The traditional room was really cool, great size and very comfortable. The staff were absolutely lovely! Helpful and friendly.
The area is quite quiet but you are a short ride from everywhere!
No matter where you...More
The ryokan pretty much ticked all the boxes but what stood out more than anything were the staff. They were all absolutely lovely, so helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. After 4 nights it felt like we were saying goodbye to friends....More
I only have positive things to say about the place and our experience at Sakura Honganji.
We took a taxi from Kyoto Station on the arrival, took less than 10 min and cost 600 yen. It was easier since we were not familiar with the...More
We stayed in a sukiya-style room with a garden for two nights, but I wish we'd stayed longer. The beds were much more comfortable than I thought they would be, and the room in general was very relaxing Staff were friendly and helpful, with plenty...More
The location is amazing walk able to many things even downtown Kyoto. About a 400 yen cab ride from kyoto station which is amazing. The will help you with everything you need in your stay in kyoto from finding out which place are the best...More
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
As far as we know, there is no constant desk service at night, though I think there's usually someone nearby. We were given a key to get in the front door after ?10 or 11 p.m. It is best you make arrangement with the host... More
As far as we know, there is no constant desk service at night, though I think there's usually someone nearby. We were given a key to get in the front door after ?10 or 11 p.m. It is best you make arrangement with the host as to when (even roughly) you plan to get in. They are very nice people to deal with.
My wife and I walked from Kyoto Station to the ryokan with luggage - big rolling suitcases. It wasn't too bad, and took maybe 15 to 20 minutes (we got a little lost). At the end of our stay, we took the bus to the station... More
My wife and I walked from Kyoto Station to the ryokan with luggage - big rolling suitcases. It wasn't too bad, and took maybe 15 to 20 minutes (we got a little lost). At the end of our stay, we took the bus to the station with our luggage. It was much quicker, of course - only a couple of stops. However, if the bus is crowded, it's difficult to get the luggage on. The main bus stop for the ryokan (Nishi Honganji) is about a minute's walk away. We didn't go to Gion during our stay in Kyoto, so I don't know about that.