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Luxury hotel SOWAKA

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209:Superior Room with City View, King Bed(Annex) | Premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Luxury hotel SOWAKA

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Maruyama Park

9.4/10 Exceptional

46 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
The price is S$1,488
Price available on 21/04/2023
480 Kiyoi-cho, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0821

Guests rated this location 10.0/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Gion
  • Kawaramachi - 13 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 13 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 37 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 42 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 42 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 1 min drive
  • Shijo Street - 1 min drive
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 57 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 11 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 15 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 12 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 14 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 21 min walk


  • 京都祇園茶寮 - 1 min walk
  • にしぶち飯店 - 1 min walk
  • 牛カツ京都勝牛祇園八坂店 - 1 min walk
  • 札幌かに家京都店 - 1 min walk
  • ジュヴァンセル祇園店 - 1 min walk

About this property

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

Luxury hotel SOWAKA offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights at this upmarket guest house include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a short walk: Higashiyama Station is 12 minutes and Sanjo Keihan Station is 14 minutes.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Lift
  • Handrails in stairwells


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Tablet computer

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Extra futon (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Heated floors

Freshen up

  • 20 bathrooms
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. 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.

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 4235 per person
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Futon beds are available for JPY 9680 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>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. </p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

SOWAKA Hotel Kyoto
Luxury hotel SOWAKA Kyoto
Luxury hotel SOWAKA Guesthouse
Luxury hotel SOWAKA Guesthouse Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does Luxury hotel SOWAKA offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Luxury hotel SOWAKA does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Luxury hotel SOWAKA?
As of 21 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Luxury hotel SOWAKA on 21 April 2023 start from S$1,488, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Luxury hotel SOWAKA?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Luxury hotel SOWAKA?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Luxury hotel SOWAKA?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Luxury hotel SOWAKA.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Luxury hotel SOWAKA?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Luxury hotel SOWAKA and nearby?
Luxury hotel SOWAKA has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Luxury hotel SOWAKA?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does Luxury hotel SOWAKA have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Luxury hotel SOWAKA like?
Luxury hotel SOWAKA is a short 9-minute walk from Gion-shijo Station and 13 minutes' walk from Kawaramachi.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay.
Staff was amazing. One of the best places to stay if you want to witness the heart of Gion. Close to everything while being in a quiet and beautiful location.
Andrew, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

brande, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was the 3rd time I stayed at Sowaka. Very convenient location and a beautiful old town part of Kyoto. Yet, you can walk to major shopping areas in a few minutes. All the rooms are different and unique.
Megumi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Keiran, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very enjoyable stay
Very enjoyable stay. The staff were all very welcoming and helpful. Lovely room and great food. Good area to walk around, visit the temples and shrines, and get a real sense of old Japan.
Rory, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was incredible. The service was amazing, the property was beautiful and serene, and the location was great.
Hannah, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The property itself is no doubt beautiful, but that is all i can say. The check in experience was not pleasant. We were informed during check in that they cannot serve us the Japanese style breakfast because they didnt prepare enough orders, and can only serve us the Western style breakfast without prior notice. After we explained to them that we came all the way here to enjoy Japanese instead of western cuisine, they spoke to the manager and changed their mind and gave us the Japanese breakfast. Its a small detail but it impacts the seemlessness of a hotel the price themselves so high. In the end, the breakfast was not even good, easily the worst meal we had during the entire trip.
Calvin, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stayed here to enhance our cultural experience and it did not disappoint. The property is immaculate and the staff is fantastic. Love the room setup and peaceful stay. Great location within walking distance of many good sites. Thank you!
5-night romance trip
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