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Sawaya Honten

Style: Traditional Ryokan

Price Per Person:
¥9,000 ~ ¥10,000

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Address (English)

25 Kawahara-cho Shogoin Sakyo-ku
Kyoto -shi

Address (Japanese)

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Welcome to Sawaya Honten. Located in Kyoto, this Modern Ryokan is in one of the oldest towns in Kyoto and offers easy access to the cultural and historical sites of the old imperial capital. There are 26 Japanese style rooms. Japanese style cuisine, Kaiseki is prepared at Sawaya Ryokan.

Welcome to Sawaya Honten. Located in Kyoto, this Modern Ryokan is in one of the oldest towns in Kyoto and offers easy access to the cultural and historical sites of the old imperial capital. There are 26 Japanese style rooms. Japanese style cuisine, Kaiseki is prepared at Sawaya Ryokan.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    Basic English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Parking:
    Paid Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    24:00 Midnight
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
  • Pay with a Credit Card:
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Ryokan Reviews:

Five Fantastic Days!

Stuart

Date of Review: November, 2018

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

I cannot recommend this ryokan enough. Super new (as of 2018), super clean, large beautiful rooms (pay the extra for the private bath), quiet and with comfortable pillows! Small, but clean and available ofuro (hot bath). Washer/dryer is free. The overnight desk clerk is great (good english plus bits of many more) and the other staff friendly and helpful. We didn't eat there as Kyoto is simply packed with so much good food.

A Great Place in Kyoto

Leona

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: United States

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This place is immaculate and the room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We had three people in a room with enough room for a table and chairs to enjoy tea in the afternoon. We easily walked to a bakery for breakfast and the subways were close-by. This place was a great choice for a stay in Kyoto. We were extremely happy here and would definitely return.

Recommended

Giulia

Date of Review: April, 2018

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Italy

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Beautiful ryokan, big and clean room,very nice amenities, friendly staff. Recommended!

Perfect for a weekend trip!

Cindy

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

I booked Sawaya Honten for a weekend visit for myself and four other students on an exchange trip to Japan. The staff was very accommodating and lovely the minute we entered the ryokan. The rooms themselves were well-kept and maintained and very clean. I would highly recommend the place. The bathing facilities are also top-notch, as well as the amenities (we love the socks!). The area around the ryokan is a bit quiet, but there are cafes, convenience stores, and bus stops well within walking distance.

Would recommend

Claire

Date of Review: April, 2017

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

Great ryokan, well located, comfortable and clean. Lovely bathing facilities. We didn't eat there so can't comment, but would certainly recommend the accomodation.

Two day stay

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Germany

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

A lovely end to a two week stay in Japan. The room was spacious, the food excellent, the location brilliant for us (we loved just ambling around, the close vicinity to the rail, the river). Many thanks to the staff, especially the young man who was up really early to help us with the shuttle and greeted us in German.