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Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto

4-star4 stars
502 Washio-cho, Shimogawara, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0072, Japan

Upscale ryokan within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Great room
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Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$261
  • Traditional Room, Japanese Futon
  • Traditional Room, Japanese Futon
  • Traditional Room (10am Check Out )
  • Japanese Style Room (6 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (8 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (10 Tatami mats)
  • Japanese Style Room (12+6 mats)

What’s around Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Yasaka Shrine (2-minute walk)
  • Gion Corner (4-minute walk)
  • Kiyomizu Temple (9-minute walk)
  • Heian Shrine (14-minute walk)
  • Sanjusangendo Temple (15-minute walk)
  • Kyoto Tower (23-minute walk)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (27-minute walk)
  • Nijō Castle (28-minute walk)
  • Toji Temple (36-minute walk)
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine (37-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 54 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 91 min drive
  • Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 13 min walk
  • Kyoto Sanjo Station - 17 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 16 min walk
  • Keage Station - 22 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM.
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests booked in Half Board rates must check-in by 7:30 PM to receive dinner. No refunds will be issued for any unused portion of the rate plan. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Sakanoue
  • Sakanoue Inn
  • Sakanoue Inn Kyoto
  • Sakanoue Kyoto
  • Ryokan SAKANOUE
  • Kyoto SAKANOUE


Children under 3 stay for free, but incur a compulsory fee of 2160 JPY, to be paid at the hotel.
Guests should be aware that the child fees do not include bedding or meals. Please inform the hotel in advance if a meal for your child is required. The hotel will reach out to you directly regarding the extra charge.
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance. 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.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

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.

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 62 reviews

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto
Very Good8.0
The hotel is centrally located and the staff was very friendly. This is a traditional Japanese inn experience so sleeping on futons by default is not comfortable, we stayed for one night and that was perfect. Also be aware that the room is not turned over for sleeping until 8pm (ie, futon mats placed for sleeping), we were exhausted from traveling so would have liked to lay down before heading out again. We did not try the dinner but we enjoyed the morning breakfast.
Diane, us1 night romance trip
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto
Traditional Experience!
Great stay - very traditional experience!
Henry, us2 night trip with friends
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto
Nice ryokan experience
Great way to experience the Ryokan guest house experience. Friendly staff, clean and cozy. WIFI sometimes a little slow, but overall a great experience.
Birger, us2 night romance trip
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto
R&R at the Ryokan
Beautiful ryokan with extra attentive staff at the front desk and at the breakfast service who made my visit a pleasure. My room was small but sunlit looking onto a small garden at the front of the ryokan and a bit isolated from the other rooms that were more internal surrounding a central courtyard, so I didn't get the feel for what these rooms might be like. But the area is surprisingly quiet at night and I slept fitfully! The local area is gorgeous - good for exploring on foot - autumn red leaf maples were everywhere. The temples and shrines are lit at night and look spectacular. Loved the udon noodles at the local Omen restaurants.
, jp3 night trip
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE - Kyoto
Very Good8.0
We very much enjoyed the staff, service and location of the Sanakoue Ryokan. Our only complaint is that the place is due for some renewal. It is after all a very expensive place some one would not expect old carpets and old, fairly cheap furniture. Bout the staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were great and the location can't be beat, so we still thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Michel, us3 night romance trip

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