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Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

3-star3 stars
25 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 606-8397, Japan

3-star ryokan, convenient to Kyoto University
  • Free WiFi
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From 199 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

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Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Great room
Great location

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

from $125
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 1-2 Guests)
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 3-5 Guests)

What’s around Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto


  • Kyoto University - 1 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 11 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 23 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 23 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 26 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 28 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 37 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 58 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 82 min drive
  • Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station - 7 min walk
  • Kyoto Sanjo Station - 18 min walk
  • Kyoto Demachiyanagi Station - 20 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 17 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 18 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9:00 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 15

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

Payment types at the property

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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international calls
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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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

Cooked-to-order 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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 134 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent ryokan with fantastic service
I loved to two night stay at Sowaya which was my first time visiting Kyoto. The gentleman at the reception (might be the owner?) was lovely and did everything he could to make my stay comfortable. Spoke good English and helped answer many of my tourist questions, even helped me flag a taxi to the train station. The area and location is safe and the ryokan is very well kept, clean and decorated nicely. I got a private bathroom to avoid having to do the public bath which I was happy about but others may like the public bath experience.
Michelle, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Incredible hotel in Kyoto!
What an incredible little ryokan in Kyoto! I never stayed at a ryokan before, and thought to give it a try in Kyoto. Wow, it's better than any of the western hotel I have stayed at all. The staff including the owner and the night front desk staff both spoke good English. They are polite, eager to know the customers, and very helpful showing how to get around Kyoto. The room is much bigger and more comfortable than the western hotels I stayed around Japan. I love the fact that there is a separate shower, sink, and toilet area. The hotel room is immaculate, and well stocked with amenities such as toiletries, socks, bathrobe, and slippers. The staff refill the hot water for coffee and tea daily, and refill/rotate out the different tea cookies. There is a good size and again immaculate onsen on the first floor. This ryokan is incredible for it's value, one would pay much more for the same service, personal attention, and hospitality for a western hotel. The hotel is also centrally located on the east side of the city, and very convenient to visit many sites. It was the perfect stay!
us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful food and stay.
The breakfast was amazing and the workers are very nice. I had a great time there 😄
Lena, us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
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, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
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

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