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1 room, 2 adults

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE, Kyoto

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

Upscale ryokan within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Very good location, in the heart of gion. Breakfast and dinner is incredible, super nice…Jan 6, 2020
  • Overall it’s a nice property in a good location. It was very cold in the bathroom and it…Jan 2, 2020

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE, Kyoto

from $281
  • 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, Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 3 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 39 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 44 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 8 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 23 min walk

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
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 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



  • Free self parking (limited)

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
  • Multilingual staff
  • 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
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs) and a yukata (Japanese robe).

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Sakanoue
  • Sakanoue Inn
  • Sakanoue Inn Kyoto
  • Sakanoue Kyoto
  • Ryokan SAKANOUE
  • Kyoto SAKANOUE
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Kyoto
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Ryokan
  • Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Ryokan Kyoto


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.

Parking height restrictions apply.

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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

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, Kyoto

  • 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.
  • Is parking offered at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • 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 to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include 高台寺茶寮 Kodaiji Saryo (1-min walk), Hisago (2-min walk), and Teppan Tavern Tenamonya (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
    Recommended spots to visit include Yasaka Shrine (3-min walk) and Gion Corner (8-min walk), along with Kiyomizu Temple (14-min walk) and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.2 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 128 reviews

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
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
Very Good 8.0
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.
us5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night family trip
Poor 2.0
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, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Authentic Japanese Culture
AUTHENTIC! Loved my stay at Sakanoue! Hope it never changes and people will always respect the culture that Sakanoue presents to its patrons.
Camille, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfection traditional experience
We loved our stay at a traditional ryokan. The location was perfect to bus stops and trains as well as great restaurants. The breakfast meal was delicious and all the staff was extremely welcoming and sweet.
Stacy, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay!
Wonderful stay! The staff was amazingly helpful and friendly. As someone who doesn't speak Japanese, the staff went out of their way to speak English (very well, too!),and there were never any communication issues. The staff was able to help me by calling restaurants and making dinner reservations. The room was spacious and comfortable. The common areas could use some upgrades, but overall I would highly recommend it. We did not eat at the ryokan so I cannot comment on the food. A wonderful traditional experience and I would highly recommend it.
Alyssa, us5 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
The hotel is centrally located and the staff was very friendly. This is a traditional Japanese inn experience so sleeping on futons by default is not comfortable, we stayed for one night and that was perfect. Also be aware that the room is not turned over for sleeping until 8pm (ie, futon mats placed for sleeping), we were exhausted from traveling so would have liked to lay down before heading out again. We did not try the dinner but we enjoyed the morning breakfast.
Diane, us1 night romance trip

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE, Kyoto

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