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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We HIGHLY recommend this Ryokan. From arrival you're made to feel like you're home, given refreshments in your room, and all the staff are absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to interact with. The room is most spacious, and the traditional bath was excellent to soak into after a day of exploration in the local area. Everything was replenished, coming back...

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New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful ryokan hidden in a calm, quiet street, blocks away from a gorgeous temple that is lit up at night during the warmer months. A respite from this tourist town, we felt at home and nearly cried when leaving. Be warned - if you are coming to this Ryokan expect a traditional experience, which my partner and I...

Thank MichaelFragoso
Reviewed 9 January 2017

It locates good location of Higashi yama. classic style, but I guess little pricy. Food is good, room is clean but old. Bath tub as small and old does not worth the price. Again Food is really good, if you love Japanese food, I suggest you visit. Also good location.

2Thank Monique1794
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Sakanoue was the best choice for a traditional ryokan experience without blowing an insane amount for one night. The room was cozy and had a private bathroom which was a plus. Location was PERFECT!!! Easy walk to Sannenzaka/Ninenzaka/Kiyomizu Temple/Gion. The Kaiseki dinner was very interesting. Everything they serve is according to the season. So most of it was all very...

Thank Amanda T
Los Angeles
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this hotel. The people were so kind. So happy. So willing to help you. I loved they offer western breakfast. I love it was served in our room. The location was spot on. You are IN the district, not near the district. We stayed at another more expensive hotel in Kyoto but this was by far...

Thank JanePhillips
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

It was hard to find a good value for money Ryokan in Kyoto, especially one that had private bathroom, I'm very glad I decided on Sakanoue, it was everything I could ask for. Friendly service, amazing breakfast, and super convenient location, the room also was very spacious together with separate bathroom area and entry area, also close to Okamoto's kimono...

Thank Andie_laShanghai
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Spent two restful nights at this tranquil ryokan. It is conveniently located about 15mins to kyomizu temple and 5mins to Gion. The kaiseki meals included in my package were delicious. The service from the property staff was excellent. Will definitely stay there again if I return to Kyoto.

Thank Ericsobasogood
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We had a lovely night stay at this ryokan. The accommodation is traditional but comfortable, and includes dinner and breakfast. The food was plentiful and traditional, certainly different to what we had tasted before, and mostly delicious. It completed the experience having the food served to us in our room. I would certainly recommend this to complete the true experience...

1Thank MJR308
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We stayed at Sakanoue in late February/early March 2016. The room was excellently appointed and a very generous size. The staff was wonderfully attentive and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious. I would have loved to stay for another week. The 12 PM curfew (while common among ryokan) can be a bit tiresome if you're at all interested in nightlife....

1Thank Mspinelli91
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed in Sakanoue traditional Ryokan - and didn't expect such an amazing Kaiseki experience! they served an amazing dinner (with Fugu sashimi and other amazing delicacies!) We had a good experience - but the food is definitely the star! The staff are so nice and helpful, the area is filled with amazing food and nite life - along with...

3Thank Astrid S

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Address: 502 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $398 - $798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sakanoue 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Book the dinner. Go Japanese option for breakfast!”
Tellemike, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the garden. I had one of the street which was still absolutely lovely, but the garden must be quite peaceful.”
Mspinelli91, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi, but really does not work. Don't miss this old time Japan experience. First time in a Ryokan so cannot compare with service, quality of others”
171Sue, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The room is very large and can easily fit 4 to 5 ppl.. However, we think the room is a bit cool so probably best to visit this ryokan during the summer when it is getting hot in Kyoto.”
xuej2015, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the ground floor with a garden view”
bobbyanderson10, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
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