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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights when visiting Kyoto. The Ryokan is about a 15-20 minute walk from Gion and is very close to the imperial palace and surrounded by very nice streets and buildings.

The traditional Japanese style breakfast was delicious and very filling. The food was different for breakfast for the two days we were there.

The rooms are spacious and very clean and the WiFi is extremely fast. We stayed in the traditional style room. Most of the staff speaks very good English and makes the effort to understand.

Overall, I highly recommend to anyone looking for a authentic ryokan experience while in Kyoto!!

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Mlaasraoui
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at ryokan sawaya. It is close to bus and subway. There are restaurants in the same block.

The hosts were very attentive. The room and facilities were spotless.

The onsen was convenient, a great way to start and end the day.

We were very comfortable here.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank al b
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I loved staying there (4 nights)! The service is perfect, the hotel super clean and the rooms are very spacious.
I was looking for a true ryokan experience in Kyoto and it completely matched my expectations.
They have A/C, good wifi and a Handy guide you can use. It’s close to many bus stops and about 15min walk from Gion neighborhood.
Highly recommended!

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
1  Thank FrenchieVoyage
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

We stayed for 4 Days at this Ryokan and it was a memorable experience of Japan , The hosts are super helpful , Articulate and maintain the place impeccably . This is a traditional place with beds on the floor but Unlike other Ryokans our room had a attached toilet (Western Style) which was really helpful . The Japanese breakfast which is optional was an experience by itself . Overall a great stay and we sincerely thank the Hosts for a wonderful time .

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank bantwal2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I can't say enough about this great ryokan! Our room was clean and large- coming from Tokyo this was refreshing! The price is very reasonable compared to the other options nearby, and it's a great deal.

Our hosts were incredibly nice and helpful. Example: When they saw we had a bunch of smaller coins they switched them to larger ones. Little details like that made our stay great.

The onsen was a decent size and barely used when we stayed there.

The easiest way to get around town was the bus.
It took a bit to figure out but we got it after a day or two. Google maps is great for directions! It's about a 10 minute bus ride to Gion and the action. There is also a subway station about 5 minutes walk away, and several 24hr convenience stores nearby.

Next time we are in Kyoto we are definitely staying here again!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank mldash47
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