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Ryokan Sawaya Honten

3-star ryokan, convenient to Kyoto University

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¥18,594

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9.4.Exceptional.
  • Very clean, comfortable, personable ryokan with excellent service

    Nov 17, 2018

  • I have always wanted to stay at a Ryokan and this was the perfect experience. The ofuro…

    Oct 21, 2018

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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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Walkable
Transport options
Convenient
  • Non-smoking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage

What’s around

  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Kyoto University - 1 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 14 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 22 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 27 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 1-2 Guests)
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 3-5 Guests)

Location

  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Kyoto University - 1 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 14 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Kyoto University - 1 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 14 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 22 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 27 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 28 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 39 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 39 min walk
  • Pontocho - 18 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 82 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 61 min drive
  • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 6 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 18 min walk
  • Demachiyanagi Station - 20 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 16 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 18 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 15

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Offsite parking nearby (JPY 1500 per night)

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Services

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

Facilities

  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Spa

Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Small print

Also known as

  • Ryokan Sawaya
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan Kyoto
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Kyoto
  • Sawaya Honten
  • Sawaya Honten Kyoto
  • Sawaya Honten Ryokan
  • Sawaya Ryokan
  • Sawaya Honten Hotel Kyoto
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Kyoto

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 1500 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2200 per person (approximately)

Policies

Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

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 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; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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:
  • 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

  • Yes, Ryokan Sawaya Honten 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.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include el Latino (3-min walk), Arash's Kitchen (4-min walk), and Jazz Spot Yamatoya (5-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best Ryokan for the money

    Friendly staff, good location, cool building

    Jonathan, 1 night family trip, Aug 15, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful experience, enjoyed the o-furo bath and Japanese style breakfast very much! Helpful and kind staff made sure our stay was comfortable.

    3 night family trip, Nov 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great experience. Traditional Japanese style service: efficient, friendly, Highly recommend.

    6 night business trip, Nov 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Phenomenal experience

    We loved our stay at Ryokan Sawaya. The rooms are very spacious, which is rare in Japan, we had a lot of space! The ryokan amenities are great, especially the public baths, excellent to relax after a day of touring Kyoto. The building is clean and well preserved. The attention to details is fantastic, as everyday you get little treats like tea and cookies. The staff also was very friendly and polite. The location is convenient, close to a subway station and bus stops, and there are several restaurants nearby, but still in a quiet neighborhood. Maybe a bit distant from the most important Kyoto's landmarks, but still easy to move in the city using public transportation.

    Diego, 3 night trip, Nov 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everyone who works there was so kind. It was a welcoming and cozy ryokan.

    1 night romance trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was beautiful and so clean. The man and woman who run it are so nice and accommodating. The breakfast was great. The public bath was so nice and relaxing. The room was wonderful.

    2 night trip, Nov 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Kyoto trip

    It was amazing stay in Kyoto. Place was clean and service given were excellent. The location is slightly far from the main strip but once we found the bus schedule we managed. Breakfast was delicious but was pricey.

    Carrie, 5 night trip with friends, Oct 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Stay at a comfortable Ryokan

    Comfortable and authentic Ryokan experience. We opted in for a private bathroom traditional Japanese bed type room. A very comfortable stay indeed. It’s not in an area where you can just walk to restaurants though, if that’s something is important to you, will need to consider. Not a bad location though, we used a mixture of bus, subway and taxi and was no problem at all. I’d say the public bath is quite small and not as good as some other ones we’ve stayed but fitting for the budget. I’d recommend, and will consider staying again in the future!

    3 night trip, Oct 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff was great very clean good location close to. Train station and buses

    Oscar, 2 night romance trip, Oct 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay! Very close to a lot of tourist attractions! The stuff is super friendly and helpful! The beds are comfy! We had a great time!!!

    4 night family trip, Aug 20, 2019

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