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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are a family of four and had a great time in Kyoto. The city is beautiful but the whole experience was unique thanks to the stylish and confortable house of Sakara Gion Machiya where we stayed for 4 days. It is a two storey house in the center of the Gion area, perfect location to visit Kyoto and a...

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Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to book a hotel last minute in Kyoto during the spring blossom season. Yeah, right! The staff at Sakara were so incredibly accommodating and helpful. We would definitely recommend this hotel for price and the incredible staff. It's a little out of the way and we had to get a taxi to get there but close to the...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My daughter and I stayed at the Sakara Inn (in the Sakura room) for 6 nights in early February. The room consisted of a large bed downstairs, a futon in the loft, a small but functional kitchen, and a private bathroom that included a washing machine and dryer, which came in handy. Our room was very clean and had everything...

2Thank planetclaire
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stayed at Sakara Kyoto in the Hinoki Suite and it was fantastic. The hotel room was really well equipped, very clean and there was lots of room for all of us (2 adults and 3 kids). The staff were super friendly and helpful. The location is superb, right next to Higashiyama train station and bus stops so really easy...

1Thank danrohr
Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Our two families had a lovely stay in the bamboo and hinoki suites. Bamboo Ideal for young children with kitchenette, washer/dryer and en suite bathroom. Hinoki with loft / treehouse was fun for teenage kids. Yuko and Hahn were especially helpful to bring me to the police box and follow up when I lost my wallet on the train from...

1Thank lusean
San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place! Things you need to know going in: The good things -people who run the place are great -location is fun and lots of things accessible within 15 min walk -having a washer/dryer in the room is GOLD!!! It's worth staying here just for this! -rooms are nicely designed, and having kitchen is great -very good place with kids...

1Thank simhai
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stayed at the Hinoki suite at Sakara Kyoto for 5 nights. It was a really pleasant stay. The room was clean when we checked in. It was spacious too. There are a wide range of restaurants nearby. There are also a small supermarket and a family mart about 3 mins away. It's located on a sheltered street that's very...

1Thank BeachBumFromSG
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed four nights in the Hinoki Suite. A beautiful timber finished room with loft space and featuring a tree trunk in the centre of the room. It is quite spacious and comfortable and very quiet. Very clean and well appointed. Loved having a washer/dryer mid trip. Microwave and hot plate made self catering easy. Very handy to subway and...

Thank Nikki C
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were looking for a home-like stay that had some room for our small child to roam around. This turned out to be the perfect spot. Sakara is surprisingly close to many attractions in Kyoto. We walked to the Gion District, Kiyomizu-dera, Chion-in, Shoren-in, Pontocho, and other spots with relative ease. Chion-in and Shoren-in were basically just up the street....

1Thank ryto17
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This small property with only four rooms was great with a good amount of space by Japanese standards. We had the Hinoki Suite. Good location on the Metro from the main station. Easy walking to many of the main attractions. Nice friendly staff. Washing machine was a bonus mid trip.

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Address: 541-2 Furukawacho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0026, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Number of rooms: 4
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“Hinoki suite great for families with older children.”
438nikkic, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bamboo Suite is nice for a family with a baby or elderly. Ninja room is nice for young adults.”
homeschoolmom27, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Bamboo Room is ground floor. other rooms do have loft beds as well.”
lindley2016, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Great for families and for walking to the Kyoto action sites.”
janelH2042WA, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bamboo room good for families with younger children.”
kta09, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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