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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are fantastic and could not more highly recommend a stay here. The location is great with plenty of great nearby restaurants which staff will help you with. Breakfast consists of bananas and a number of Japanese style microwave pastries which while sugary were nice. Having the separate large dining space (rm 305) with refrigerator and permanently boiled... More 

Thank Mattgreengate
Beverly Hills, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great Ryokan in the heart of "Old Kyoto" walking distance to many temples and shrines. Large Japanese syle room with compact attached bathrooms in the evening thick sleeping pads with luxurious silk like bedding is rooled on then placed back in staorage in the morning.

Thank Kelani K
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I think this was the best of our Ryokan experiences. It's right in the heart of Gion - make sure you've got a map for the taxi driver. Very much a family show; plus dogs! He supports "the Buffaloes" They couldn't have been nicer to us. Meticulous and precise. Little English but not a problem. Used to do meals but... More 

Thank Chrispy5311
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I can't say enough about our stay at Gion Sano in Feburary - it was perfect. Trying to find a place to stay in Kyoto was a little overwhelming at first, so when my wife and I read great reviews on this hotel we thought why not. We were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped in the door we... More 

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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

It is nice cozy lady that met us at the reception along with their dogs (4). She went absolutely out of her way to make you feel like home. Offered home made Sakura tea cake, free mini cup noodles and a simple breakfast basket even though none of this were supposed to be included. Chose this hotel because we wanted... More 

Thank tastingU
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for anything better. Traveling on my own for 5 days in Kyoto only. I stayed here the entire time and it was a fantastic "home base". On a quiet street, but only 1-5 blocks from many of the activities that the Gion district has to offer: the temples, shrines, parks, the street shopping promenade, and tons... More 

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Staying at Gion Sano is the highlight of my entire trip. Initially i was quite concern as i am travelling alone but all fears were dimished the moment i arrived at the Ryokan. I had a bit of trouble locating the Ryokan at first, but once i figured out the location, it was so easy and i never got lost... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Our hosts at Gion Sano were friendly, accommodating and helpful throughout our stay. The Ryokan is in the heart of Gion and has excellent amenities including a fast internet connection. There are also four very laid-back and adorable golden retrievers living at the hotel who made our trip especially memorable! We slept on clean and comfortable futon-style bedding and had... More 

Thank raffyp0ppy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2015

It was a last minute booking to sleep in a ryokan and it became a great experience. Very nice family Hotel, great japanese service , very friendly and attentive. The night we were there we had the unexpected visit of a Maiko for a short show. The evening ended with japanese danses with the familLy. Great surprise and great fun!... More 

Thank Pierre-Yves C
Fairport, New York
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We stayed three nights in Kyoto last week, the Gion Sano was a fine choice for a blend of tradition and modern Kyoto. The staff was over the top willing to serve and help. Our room was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect. The Sano family hosted a traditional Japanese evening show , we were entertained by an authentic... More 

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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Gion Sano

Address: 504 Washiocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $181 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Top floor for the views”
 of 5 bubbles Chrispy5311, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a view of the Kyoto Tower, Very quiet location convienent to everything in Kyoto.”
 of 5 bubbles alana362, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“A good choice”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaLast, 30 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors may have views, our double room on the second floor had no view.”
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 of 5 bubbles pinklyghtning, 27 Mar 2013 | Read review
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