Sawaya Honten

Address: 25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 606-8397, Japan | 3 star ryokan
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This 3 star ryokan, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Heian Shrine, Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura), Museum of Kyoto, and Kyoto Handicraft Center.
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    Going to Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by rcarosso on Jun 18, 2014

    1 comment, 24 photos

    ... to Kubota Ramen, one we had seen on the internet as some of the best in Kyoto. It didn't disappoint. On the five minute walk to our hotel we had our craziest experience yet. We passed a couple waiting for the bus and then when we turned in to the alley Dominic said. "That guy is the seventh grade English teacher, I'll have him next year." We said, "What??!!", and then spun around and went back to meet Mr. Walsh, the Seabury Hall ...

    Day 20 - Various Kaku-ji's & the Philosopher's Bus

    A travel blog entry by apat on Feb 03, 2014

    15 photos

    ... exceptional Bikkuri Donkey meal.
    I almost wish that they would have served me a mediocre meal, just once, so I wouldn't miss it so much when I have to return to Australia.

    In a move that mimicked last night's efforts, considering we were all utterly full, and now exceptionally sleepy, the only sane thing to do when you're within walking distance of your apartment is to walk in the exact opposite direction in search ...

    The Thousands of Gates (Japan)

    A travel blog entry by usatexan on Sep 29, 2013

    101 photos

    ... a purification trough. I found out you are supposed to use the dipper to pour water on your hands and wash your mouth before entering the shrine.

    The little slips of paper the people have been tying to the strings, I found out, are called Omikuji. They are fortune telling paper slips. You draw one randomly. They contain predictions ranging from 'great good luck' to 'great bad luck'. If you tie the paper to a tree branch or something, ...

    Pretend to be a Kyoto resident

    A travel blog entry by mrduby on Aug 22, 2013

    2 photos

    Nozomi (hope) Shingansen only took 2+ hours to get to Kyoto. We tried to get JR Kansai pass at the train station, but unfortunately the staff said we need a printed airline ticket for each person. I only brought mine, so would have to come back. (I simply changed the ticket number from my e-ticket file, and they couldn't even tell whether it's true or not. Just bureaucratic, following the rules!)

    The underground tub/subway took us to ...

    The Good, the Bad and the Almost Ugly.

    A travel blog entry by markmegan on Mar 15, 2013

    2 photos

    ... so red gates that have been donated. It creates a really spectacular scene. We strolled around the hill for a while, taking in the beauty but eventually it was time to move on.

    We had our fill of the gates and we headed back to Kyoto station and ended up buying a bus pas. There was a day pass available, which I wish we had knows at the beginning of the day. We hopped on an incredibly crowded bus and made our way to ...