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Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

Upscale guesthouse within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine

  • Free WiFi

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502 Washio-cho, Kyoto, 605-0072, Kyoto, Japan
9.0.Superb.
  • Very good location, in the heart of gion. Breakfast and dinner is incredible, super nice…

    Dec 31, 2019

  • Overall it’s a nice property in a good location. It was very cold in the bathroom and it…

    Dec 27, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Free newspapers in the lobby

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 23 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 38 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Japanese Style Room (8 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (10 Tatami mats)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 23 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 38 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 43 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 8 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Toji Temple - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 57 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto 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
Profile: Gion

Profile: Gion

Gion is acclaimed for its temples and rich culture, and visitors here can explore Yasaka Shrine and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre. This historical neighborhood in Kyoto is well-known for its natural beauty and monuments.

Check out popular landmarks such as Hanamikoji Dori and Gion Tatsumi Bridge, and enjoy the area's historical sites. You can shop for mementos at Pontocho.

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502 Washio-cho, Kyoto, 605-0072, Kyoto, Japan

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

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 6:00 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.
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast daily (surcharge)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • 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

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

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

  • 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.

Optional extras

  • Japanese breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2200 for adults and JPY 2200 for children (approximately)

Hygiene and cleanliness

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).

Policies

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.

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.

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • 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.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kinoe (3-min walk), Mimikou (3-min walk), and Teppanyaki Oagari (3-min walk).
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE has a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    1 night family trip, Nov 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night family trip, Oct 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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.

    1 night trip, Oct 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent service and staff. Ideal location, close to major temple and shrines.

    1 night family trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very nice Ryokan in the best area of Kyoto

    I visit Kyoto every year and this was the best Ryokan I’ve at reasonable price and services. I’ll recommend this place to everyone from couple to family.

    5 night romance trip, Jul 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location for this authentic Japanese ryokan. Staff were friendly and one was American so spoke fluent English. Walking distance to several temples and shrines as well as many restaurants. Great spot for couples or families with teenage children.

    Dave, 2 night family trip, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay!

    We loved the Sakanoue. The location in Gion can’t be beat. The staff was lovely and helpful. The traditional Japanese accommodations were fabulous and we loved soaking in the tub each night after lots of walking each day.

    jenny, 3 night family trip, Jun 22, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Hotels.Com as misinforming the property is NOT smoke free there were people smoking in the lobby. Nice people at hotel though but incorrect description of property.

    Andreas, 1 night romance trip, Jun 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great ryokan

    Wonderful stay with friendly staff. Even though they spoke limited English, they were so sweet. Very cool experience to stay in a traditional ryokan and enjoy a gourmet kaiseki dinner and breakfast. Neighborhood is quiet and mostly residential.

    1 night family trip, Jun 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Stay here one night to get the traditional Japanese experience, make sure to book with meals so you can try Kaiseki multicourse dinner, and Japanese style breakfast. It’s in the heart of Gion so you can see old style town homes (machiya). I recommend after one night in ryokan, change to a regular hotel for the rest of your time in Kyoto for a more comfortable stay and closer to downtown amenities. It’s not a very comfortable stay, but I think that’s typical of traditional Japanese ryokan experience. For example, the summer futon is very thin/hard so I didn’t sleep well. Lots of sitting on the floor or low to the ground (hard for my 60 year old mom). The traditional architecture means many changes in floor height, so going to the bathroom at night is a toe stubbing experience. Lots of rules- changing of slippers, curfew, being careful not to damage tatami with your suitcase or rain jacket, etc. my understanding is this is typical of all Ryokan, just set your expectations accordingly. The staff at Saka no Ue are really nice and it’s well kept, I’m glad I did it once but also was glad to get a comfortable bed somewhere else the next night.

    TB, 1 night family trip, May 27, 2019

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