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1 room, 2 adults

Kyoto Sawai, Kyoto

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Infant/toddler toys
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-free property
4-320 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0801, Japan

City-center guesthouse within walking distance of Kenninji Temple
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Infant/toddler toys
    • Free WiFi
    • Smoke-free property
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  • Property managers are great. Very interesting stay to experience traditional Japanese…Jan. 13, 2020
  • The inn was excellent. If you want to stay somewhere traditionally Japanese, this is a…Jan. 3, 2020

Kyoto Sawai, Kyoto

from $269 CAD
  • Shizu no Ma (Up to 4 Guests)
  • Shizu no Ma - Middle (Up to 3 Guests)
  • Miya no Ma - Front (Up to 2 Guests)
  • Miya no Ma - Middle (Up to 2 Guests)
  • Shizu no Ma - Back (Single-use)
  • Premium Hana no Ma (Up to 4 Guests)
  • Sawai no Ma (Up to 10 Guests)
  • Classic Twin Room

What’s around Kyoto Sawai, Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Nishiki Market - 12 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 14 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 18 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 41 min walk
  • Kenninji Temple - 5 min walk
  • Yasui Konpiragu - 11 min walk
  • Maruyama Park - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 53 min drive
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 6 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 7 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 8 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 15 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 16 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 19 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - midnight. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 17

Travelling with others


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - -1
  • Year Built - 150
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water

Kyoto Sawai, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

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  • Sawai Guesthouse
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  • Kyoto Sawai Guesthouse


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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

This property only accepts cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. 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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of JPY 1000 (subject to availability)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Kyoto Sawai, Kyoto

  • Does Kyoto Sawai offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kyoto Sawai does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Kyoto Sawai?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Kyoto Sawai.
  • Are pets allowed at Kyoto Sawai?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kyoto Sawai?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of JPY 1000 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kyoto Sawai?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sagan (5-min walk), Scorpione Kichiu (5-min walk), and Tempura Endo Yasaka (6-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Kyoto Sawai?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kenninji Temple (5-min walk) and Yasui Konpiragu (11-min walk), along with Nishiki Market (12-min walk) and Yasaka Shrine (14-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 40 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A lovely time in old Kyoto
Kyoto Sawai is the real guesthouse (ryokan) experience. Futons with incredibly warm blankets, sliding doors and paper screens etc. Room comes with airconditioner/heater, lamp, fridge, microwave, kettle, green tea, tatami mats and low table to eat and drink at. While the room is traditional and minimalist, the bathroom and shower are completely modern. The owner was incredibly friendly and attentive. Just in case you have problems with your legs, be aware the stairs are quite steep. We had a lovely time here, in the centre of Gion, and wish we had stayed longer.
Eamonn, gb5 night trip
Good 6.0
great location
The inn was quaint, as we had wanted, total Japanese home style, and adequate, but 2 things stood out that colored the experience. My reservation said: Sleep - Memory foam bed, premium bedding, and a down duvet Bathroom - Deep soaking bathtub When we arrived, I asked to take a bath later, and the innkeeper said there was none. I said my reservation had it down. As we were talking, her assistant who spoke better english, came in and he got involved in the convo. I showed the reservation info. Long story short, after some back and forth amongst them, we were told a bath was available. Ok? So we were shown where it was in back of the minshuku. Next to a bedroom, sort of like a private set up for those guests only. Why were we told no initially? The beds were super hard, in that the bedding was not memory foam as advertised. Just a thin futon. Warm comforter, good sheets, no complaints there. When we checked out, sent a quick check out questionnaire, where I was able to say the comfort was bad as way too hard. Shortly after, I received a reply from the innkeeper, saying had she known, if I had asked, she could have provided additional bedding for comfort. Ok? That doesn't make sense considering the reservation stated I should already have had that. How was I to know to ask? Why did innkeeper not check with us? Listing on your site needs to be clarified, as not what is offered. Innkeeper and assistant were both nice and polite.Great location.
us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Loved the Japanese traditional style house. Very comfortable and great location.
William, us3 night trip with friends

Kyoto Sawai, Kyoto

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