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We could not have been happier with our choice to stay at Sakara White Crane while in Kyoto. We tend to eschew hotels, and prefer staying in homier spots. We like places with kitchens because we can feel, however briefly, that we are actually living...More
We broke our 8 day trip to Kyoto into 2 areas of the city, and this was our first stop.
We took the Airport Limousine from KIX and got off just 2 blocks from the hotel at the last stop (Sanjo). (note most buses stop...More
We had three rooms at the Sakara for 6 adults and 4 children.
Room size was big enough for familtpy for fours, quirky location undercover street, very convenient for subway. Walking distance to nice attractions, reasonable restaurants but about a 1mile walk to the main...More
We stayed at this stand alone house (white turtle) run by Sakara twice now, and we loved it each time. (It is only a 3 min walk from Sakara.) The place has lots of room (which is great, especially as we have 2 kids), 2...More
We visited Kyoto for a few days with my wife and our two young daughters and all of us really enjoyed our stay at Sakara. This guest house is just ideally located in a quiet area right in the middle of many worth seeing places...More
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.