We spent three nights and loved every minute of our stay.
The owners were very kind and even spoke a little bit of English. They provided us with maps and brochures of the area and answered questions about local attractions.
As a gift they had stocked the refrigerator with bottles of delicious Sake and beer. The lady of the house also provided us with warabi mochi and hand-whisked green tea upon checking in.
Contrary to what was stated on the Expedia listing, free WiFi was provided.
Traveller from London
Located in Gion, this luxury vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yasaka Shrine, Gion Corner, and Heian Shrine. Kiyomizu …More
"Nice hotel, to taste an aspect of Japanese culture"
If you like to try a nice Japanese sleeping room, well this might be a choice, a bit expensive though. No Onesn is here. I lost some money that I left in the room, but safety boxes are available, so be aware. The reception is friendly and cooperative.
Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 5-minute walk of Kenninji Temple and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Sanjusangendo …More
We had a great time staying in the Sakanoue Ryokan! Came with no expectation on tradition Japanese Ryokans, we were amazed by how nice they are!
Pros: friendly staffs (always greet us, take out our shoes, ask us when we're coming back so they can make beds for us), great breakfast, location (located in Gion, very close to the bus/subway station)!
I'd totally come back to stay in Sakanoue next time I'm visiting Kyoto!
Traveller from Los Angeles/China
Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Yasaka Shrine and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine …More