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"Excellent. Amazing Service. Okini!!"
What a wonderful ryokan hidden in a calm, quiet street, blocks away from a gorgeous temple that is lit up at night during the warmer months. A respite from this tourist town, we felt at home and nearly cried when leaving. Be warned - if you are coming to this Ryokan expect a traditional experience, which my partner and I adored. This means having an open mind to customs you aren't used to (food is a big one - we were served beautiful meals that some western people would not want to eat, which in my opinion was a huge plus.) Do your research on what it means to go to a Ryokan and what to expect. This has all the hallmarks of tradition and realness. The location, the facilities, and service was superb. The team made me feel like I was part of the family, and they were beyond friendly. My partner and I actually hugged every single one of them one our way out and I felt like I was leaving a part of my new friends behind when we left. They had excellent recommendations, took their time with us, and had at least one staff member on hand who spoke fluent English at all times. I came back from a rainy day one evening with dirty shoes, and the next morning they were spotlessly clean. Every day upon arrival we were greeted with hot green tea, and the servers for our evening meals (which were life-changing, by the way) even taught us Kansai dialect Japanese. If you are traveling to Kyoto, go! It's also like a 5 minute walk from a local bus stop, which I highly recommend going to from Kyoto station.
"Classic fair hotel, may be little pricy'"
It locates good location of Higashi yama. classic style, but I guess little pricy. Food is good, room is clean but old. Bath tub as small and old does not worth the price. Again Food is really good, if you love Japanese food, I suggest you visit. Also good location.
"Very enjoyable ryokan!"
Sakanoue was the best choice for a traditional ryokan experience without blowing an insane amount for one night. The room was cozy and had a private bathroom which was a plus. Location was PERFECT!!! Easy walk to Sannenzaka/Ninenzaka/Kiyomizu Temple/Gion. The Kaiseki dinner was very interesting. Everything they serve is according to the season. So most of it was all very new to us, not necessarily bad, just different. The traditional japanese breakfast was delicious. I definitely recommend getting the room package with only the breakast and trying out one of the many kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto. We would have done this but they only had the dinner and breakfast room package available. Also, I was kind of disappointed that we didn't have our meals served in our room. Not too big a deal but I guess there was some confusion on our reservations. I had changed our reservations from 6 to 5 well ahead of time and they kept on saying we had 6. This was all resolved rather quickly though. Overall a lovely stay!!! Highly recommend one night in a ryokan.
"I don't know how you could ask for more"
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this hotel. The people were so kind. So happy. So willing to help you. I loved they offer western breakfast. I love it was served in our room. The location was spot on. You are IN the district, not near the district. We stayed at another more expensive hotel in Kyoto but this was by far my favorite. Can't wait to stay there again!
"The perfect Japanese Ryokan experience!"
It was hard to find a good value for money Ryokan in Kyoto, especially one that had private bathroom, I'm very glad I decided on Sakanoue, it was everything I could ask for. Friendly service, amazing breakfast, and super convenient location, the room also was very spacious together with separate bathroom area and entry area, also close to Okamoto's kimono rental which is also highly recommended. We could walk to almost all sights, great stay, highly recommended! The reception girl spoke English, the lady serving breakfast didn't.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM