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After staying at Sakara Apartments back in 2014, when returning to Kyoto for sakura season in 2017, this place was right at the top of our list. Finding comfortable accommodation for a family of 5 in the same room in Japan is either exceptionally difficult,...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...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.