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1 room, 2 adults

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

3-star3 stars
25 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 606-8397, Japan

3-star ryokan, convenient to Kyoto University
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Staff were extremely helpful. The room was very comfortable, with great amenities…May 22, 2019
  • Place is quite pleasant and likeable. Didn't realize dinner was not served here,…May 15, 2019

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

from $208 CAD
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 1-2 Guests)
  • Traditional Room, Refrigerator (for 3-5 Guests)

What’s around Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto


  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Kyoto University - 1 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 14 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 22 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 27 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 28 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 82 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 61 min drive
  • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 6 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 18 min walk
  • Demachiyanagi Station - 20 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 16 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 18 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Offsite parking nearby (JPY 1500 per night)

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
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Television in common areas
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Ryokan Sawaya
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Ryokan Kyoto
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Kyoto
  • Sawaya Honten
  • Sawaya Honten Kyoto
  • Sawaya Honten Ryokan
  • Sawaya Ryokan
  • Sawaya Honten Hotel Kyoto
  • Ryokan Sawaya Honten Kyoto


Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

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 fire extinguisher and a smoke detector 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 1500 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2200 per person (approximately)

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 Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto

  • Does Ryokan Sawaya Honten offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Ryokan Sawaya Honten 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ryokan Sawaya Honten?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Ryokan Sawaya Honten?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ryokan Sawaya Honten?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ryokan Sawaya Honten?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include el Latino (3-min walk), Arash's Kitchen (4-min walk), and Jazz Spot Yamatoya (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Ryokan Sawaya Honten and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 111 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great convenience and the staff was extremely friendly and efficient.
ca3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
nice large room , very friendly staff / owner , not a great location , i did not like sleeping on a futon
GP, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful experience, enjoyed the o-furo bath and Japanese style breakfast very much! Helpful and kind staff made sure our stay was comfortable.
ie3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience. Traditional Japanese style service: efficient, friendly, Highly recommend.
gb6 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Phenomenal experience
We loved our stay at Ryokan Sawaya. The rooms are very spacious, which is rare in Japan, we had a lot of space! The ryokan amenities are great, especially the public baths, excellent to relax after a day of touring Kyoto. The building is clean and well preserved. The attention to details is fantastic, as everyday you get little treats like tea and cookies. The staff also was very friendly and polite. The location is convenient, close to a subway station and bus stops, and there are several restaurants nearby, but still in a quiet neighborhood. Maybe a bit distant from the most important Kyoto's landmarks, but still easy to move in the city using public transportation.
Diego, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everyone who works there was so kind. It was a welcoming and cozy ryokan.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was beautiful and so clean. The man and woman who run it are so nice and accommodating. The breakfast was great. The public bath was so nice and relaxing. The room was wonderful.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Kyoto trip
It was amazing stay in Kyoto. Place was clean and service given were excellent. The location is slightly far from the main strip but once we found the bus schedule we managed. Breakfast was delicious but was pricey.
Carrie, us5 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely Stay at a comfortable Ryokan
Comfortable and authentic Ryokan experience. We opted in for a private bathroom traditional Japanese bed type room. A very comfortable stay indeed. It’s not in an area where you can just walk to restaurants though, if that’s something is important to you, will need to consider. Not a bad location though, we used a mixture of bus, subway and taxi and was no problem at all. I’d say the public bath is quite small and not as good as some other ones we’ve stayed but fitting for the budget. I’d recommend, and will consider staying again in the future!
sg3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff was great very clean good location close to. Train station and buses
Oscar, us2 night romance trip

Ryokan Sawaya Honten, Kyoto