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Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

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Japanese Style Room (10 Tatami mats) | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Traditional Room, Japanese Futon | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Japanese Style Room (6 Tatami mats) | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

4.0 star property
Upmarket guesthouse within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine

9.0/10 Superb

160 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
502 Washio-cho, Shimogawara, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0072
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Gion
  • Kawaramachi - 10 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 38 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 1 min drive
  • Shijo Street - 1 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 7 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 8 min drive
  • Nanzenji Temple - 9 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 58 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 80 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


  • Kinoe - 3 min walk
  • Teppanyaki Oagari - 3 min walk
  • Teppan Tavern Tenamonya - 3 min walk
  • KYOTO CHOURAKUKAN - 4 min walk
  • Tousuior Gion - 4 min walk

About this property

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE

When you stay at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple. This upmarket guest house is also 1.3 mi (2 km) from Kyoto University and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Kyoto Tower. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is close by: Higashiyama Station is only 14 minutes on foot.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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
  • 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


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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–8:00 AM

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Slippers
  • Children's slippers
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Tatami (woven mat floors)
  • Tokonoma (alcove)
  • Fusuma (room partition)

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

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. 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.
  • Destination fee: JPY 500 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 3 years of age.

Optional extras

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

Hygiene & 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 sanitiser.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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 does not have lifts.

On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 Inn Kyoto
Sakanoue Inn
Sakanoue Kyoto
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Kyoto
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Guesthouse
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE Guesthouse Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
As of 10 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE on 7 January 2023 start from €355, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE.
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 social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE and nearby?
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kinoe (3-min walk), Teppanyaki Oagari (3-min walk) and Teppan Tavern Tenamonya (3-min walk).
Does Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE like?
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE is a short 10-minute walk from Kawaramachi and 14 minutes' walk from Kiyomizu Temple. Travellers love the guest house's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Sho, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable ryokan in interesting area of Kyoto
Comfortable ryokan in lovely part of Kyoto. Friendly welcoming team and we enjoyed the traditional Japanese style room. Found a great cosy restaurant to eat in nearby and had a delicious full Japanese breakfast at the ryokan before leaving.
Rory, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Judith, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charlotte, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good location, in the heart of gion. Breakfast and dinner is incredible, super nice service
Nina, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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, 1-night trip
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10/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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