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1 room, 2 adults

Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano, Kyoto

2.5-star2.5 stars
504 Washio, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0072, Japan

Walking distance from Yasaka Shrine
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • Great place to explore Kyoto from. Close to metro, bus lines and right in the Gion area…Feb. 10, 2020
  • This little place is SO CUTE! The staff members are so nice - they brought me tea and…Apr. 8, 2019

Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano, Kyoto

  • Japanese Style Single Room
  • Japanese Style Twin Room
  • Large Japanese Style Room
  • Deluxe Japanese Style Room
  • Superior Japanese Style Room
  • Japanese Style Quadruple Room

What’s around Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano, Kyoto


  • In Higashiyama
  • Yasaka Shrine - 4 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 11 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 17 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 57 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 13 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 16 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 16 min walk
  • Keage Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Ryokan Sano
  • Kyoto Gion Sano
  • Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano Kyoto
  • Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano Ryokan
  • Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano Ryokan Kyoto


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.

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

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 Ryokan Gion Sano, Kyoto

  • Does Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano 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 Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano currently open?
    This property is closed from July 29 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano.
  • Are pets allowed at Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano?
    You can check in from 1 PM to 8 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include 高台寺茶寮 Kodaiji Saryo (1-min walk), Hisago (2-min walk), and Teppan Tavern Tenamonya (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 15 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Great location, great service
Superbly located in Gion so you can walk to many temples, etc. Very helpful owners, although they don't really speak English. Just be aware that they like to lock the doors at 11pm so this is not the place to stay if you like to stay out partying until late.
Martin, za2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location, perfect hosts!
Fantastic location, super accommodating hosts who bent over backwards to make sure we were comfortable. A former student and her daughter dropped by the ryokan to show us around the neighboring area, and the host brought them melon and tea - so thoughtful! We also had the use of a washer/dryer (free) which was very convenient. As for the room...I love the Japanese tatami-syle with futon beds so the room was perfect!
William, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The most wonderful place to stay in Gion
We loved the traditional atmosphere in this Ryokan and we had such a lovely time here. The room was spacious and extremely comfortable with the tatami mats and was a lovely place to relax after a day of walking around Kyoto. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful and did everything they could do make our stay enjoyable and were very accommodating. Fresh fruit and snacks were left in the room while we were out which was a nice touch.The location is the best part about this Ryokan as it a short walk to the forest and multiple temples and it is situated right next door to an extremely beautiful park. We will definitely stay here again when we next visit Kyoto. For those of you who do stay here, be sure to go for a walk around the park after midnight as it is extremely romantic and is a lovely peaceful place to relax when there is nobody else around and this area has a totally different atmosphere at nighttime. This was a very memorable trip for us thank you so much!
David, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing ryokan
I loved this place. It had a more traditional feel to it, with the tatami flooring. The beds/mats that were rolled out were really comfortable. The staff bent over backwards to help us out and make us feel welcome. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience. Its location is also fantastic, a short walk of maybe 5 minutes from Yasaka Shrine and near enough to Kiyomizu Dera. Fantastic stay.
Cory, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
This was truly an amazing place, a cultural experience, with outstanding and personalized, attentive service. Each day, plates with pastries, sandwiches, fresh fruit were placed in our refrigerator. On arrival, a tray with homemade cherry blossom tea, cakes, and large juicy strawberries was brought to our room. We were informed that the following evening there would be a performance by a Maiko (geiko or geisha in training). She was with the guests (about 10 of us) for an hour, performing some dances, instructing us with a game, answering our numerous questions, welcoming photographs, and a staff member was there to translate. Each staff person / or the owner was helpful providing information, maps, answering our questions. There were notebooks, in both the lobby and our room, with laminated pages including maps and info about nearby shrines, temples, restaurants, with detailed directions, subway or bus stops. We had a delightful time and will stay there again. Location was excellent- within a few blocks walk to temples, shrines, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanji Museum, wonderful shops with fine artisanal pieces (glass, ceramics, paper, textile...), close to bus stops and subway. Our room was spacious, well appointed with electric hot water machine for tea, choices of teas, wifi, TV, robes, snacks.
Mary, usFamily trip

Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano, Kyoto

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