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Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

3-star3 stars
25 Kawahara-cho, ShogoinSakyo-ku, KyotoKyoto606-8397Japan

3-star ryokan, convenient to Heian Shrine
  • Free WiFi
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Great room
Very comfortable
Tasty breakfast
Complaints about WiFi
106See all 106 reviews
From 189 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

from $149
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 1-2 Guests)
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 3-5 Guests)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

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


Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

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:

  • A city tax will 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

Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 2,000 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2200 per person (approximately)

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.

What’s around Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto


  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 23 min walk
  • Nijo Castle - 35 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 40 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 11 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 45 min walk
  • Kumano Shrine - 3 min walk
  • Miyakomesse - 11 min walk
  • Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 58 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 93 min drive
  • Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station - 7 min walk
  • Kyoto Sanjo Station - 18 min walk
  • Kyoto Demachiyanagi Station - 20 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 16 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 17 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 17 min walk

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 106 reviews

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Nice location, friendly staff and quiet room.
It was our first and second night in Japan so we were more than a little tired. The inn was very quiet and comfortable. We did not purchase the meals so can't comment. The Japanese bath was lovely!
Lisa, us2 night trip
Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto
Great place to stay in Kyoto
We had a very relaxing stay. The ryokan is convenient to shopping and the sights in Higashiyama
Jenny, us3 night romance trip
Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto
I would recommend this place.
Very nice place, good food (breakfast), clean and comfortable. The only minor issue was that the internet speed could have been better at times. Other than that I was absolutely happy with everything.
Roland, us1 night business trip
Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto
4 Wonderful days in Kyoto
Amazing Ryokan owners and staff, very accomodating. Squeaky clean property. Highly recommend.
A Traveler, us4 night family trip
Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto
A nice ryokan experience. Very clean.
A Traveler, us3 night trip with friends

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Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

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