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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Ryokan Sawaya Honten

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNational Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto14 min walk
    Popular LocationHeian Shrine14 min walk
    Popular LocationKyoto Imperial Palace10 min drive
    AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)61 min drive

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Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 1-2 Guests)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Futons

Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 3-5 Guests)

  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 Twin Futons

About this area

Kyoto

Located in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward neighborhood, Ryokan Sawaya Honten is near a train station. Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre and Gion Corner are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market. Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto - 14 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 14 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 2 min drive
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 10 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 6 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 16 min walk
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 82 min drive

Restaurants

  • El Latino — 3 min walk
  • Arash's Kitchen — 4 min walk
  • Jazz Spot Yamatoya — 5 min walk
  • Source. — 6 min walk
  • Sumibi-kushiyaki Torito — 6 min walk

About this property

Ryokan Sawaya Honten

3-star Kyoto ryokan in Sakyo Ward, walk to Kyoto University
Laundry facilities, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area are available at this smoke-free ryokan. WiFi in public areas is free. All 13 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, free bottled water, and hair dryers.
Ryokan Sawaya Honten offers 13 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, toilets with an electronic bidet, and complimentary toiletries.

This Kyoto ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Offsite parking available (JPY 1500 per night)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–8:30 AM: JPY 2200 per person

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Outdoors

  • Japanese garden

Spa

  • Indoor public bath (no minerals)
  • Public bath open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Bathroom

  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Fusuma (room partition)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Slippers
  • Tatami (woven mat floors)
  • Tokonoma (alcove)
  • Window screens

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may 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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: JPY 2200 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: JPY 1500 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 15 years old
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
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

Property is 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
Ryokan Sawaya Honten Kyoto
Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan
Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ryokan Sawaya Honten and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ryokan Sawaya Honten offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ryokan Sawaya Honten cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Ryokan Sawaya Honten?
As of Apr 15, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ryokan Sawaya Honten on Apr 16, 2021 start from $171, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Ryokan Sawaya Honten pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Ryokan Sawaya Honten?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Ryokan Sawaya Honten?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Where is Ryokan Sawaya Honten located?
Located in Sakyo Ward, this ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto University and Heian Shrine. Kawaramachi and Pontocho are also within 1 mi (2 km). Jingu-marutamachi Station is 6 minutes by foot and Higashiyama Station is 16 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 225 out of 340 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 91 out of 340 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 18 out of 340 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 340 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 340 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Phenomenal experience
We loved our stay at Ryokan Sawaya. The rooms are very spacious, which is rare in Japan, we had a lot of space! The ryokan amenities are great, especially the public baths, excellent to relax after a day of touring Kyoto. The building is clean and well preserved. The attention to details is fantastic, as everyday you get little treats like tea and cookies. The staff also was very friendly and polite. The location is convenient, close to a subway station and bus stops, and there are several restaurants nearby, but still in a quiet neighborhood. Maybe a bit distant from the most important Kyoto's landmarks, but still easy to move in the city using public transportation.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful experience, enjoyed the o-furo bath and Japanese style breakfast very much! Helpful and kind staff made sure our stay was comfortable.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great experience. Traditional Japanese style service: efficient, friendly, Highly recommend.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely Stay at a comfortable Ryokan
Comfortable and authentic Ryokan experience. We opted in for a private bathroom traditional Japanese bed type room. A very comfortable stay indeed. It’s not in an area where you can just walk to restaurants though, if that’s something is important to you, will need to consider. Not a bad location though, we used a mixture of bus, subway and taxi and was no problem at all. I’d say the public bath is quite small and not as good as some other ones we’ve stayed but fitting for the budget. I’d recommend, and will consider staying again in the future!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

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