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1 room, 2 adults

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

4-star4 stars
502 Washio-cho, Shimogawara, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0072, Japan

Upscale guesthouse within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine
  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Beautiful ryokan with extra attentive staff at the front desk and at the breakfast…Nov 9, 2018
  • Comfortable ryokan in lovely part of Kyoto. Friendly welcoming team and we enjoyed the…Mar 11, 2020

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

from ¥32,398
  • Japanese Style Room (6 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (8 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (10 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (12+6 mats)

What’s around Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 39 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 8 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 23 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 55 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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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 7:00 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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Kaiseki meal served
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE’s small print

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


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

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.

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).

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 credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

The additional mandatory fee covers a required fee for children under age 3, which excludes bedding and meals. To request meals for children, please contact the property in advance.

  • 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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: JPY 500 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

  • Does Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    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 requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE.
  • Are pets allowed at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kinoe (3-min walk), Mimikou (3-min walk), and Teppan Tavern Tenamonya (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE and nearby?
    Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE has a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 122 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great choice to stay here without regrets!
Overall, I was assured that I made a great choice to stay here. Their service was superb, and the facilities were nice and cozy.
Yoseb, hk2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very good location, in the heart of gion. Breakfast and dinner is incredible, super nice service
Nina, us4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
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.
sg1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
ca2 night romance trip

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE